I had pretty high hopes for this rug, and while I absolutely love it, I feel as if the stock photo near the couch is a little misleading. It just looks larger than it really is. The measurements are precise though! So I'm not taking any stars off. The color is very gray, it has a cooler dark tint to it. It's fluffy and soft, it doesn't shed, and I'd recommend letting it sit out on the floor for a few days and walking on it to fix the very light creases from being in packaging. It WILL slide on hardwood floors, so the pads that come with it are very helpful!