I have been looking for a rug for my living room for several years (searching Ethan Allan, Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn). This is a beautiful rug. I ordered the Latte, which looked and actually is a silver grey on an off white background. The rug threads are slightly iridescent and so the rug color shifts slightly in different lighting; I actually think this adds to the elegance of the rug.
The rug is thin, so you definitely need a rug pad.