The 5er we saw when we were buying our 2013 model had dark brown carpet around the bed and on the steps. It sort of matched the floor. I told Tammy I liked it and wanted that carpet. She said it was the new standard. However, ours came with the light coloured carpet anyway :-( Reace told me later that the standard is sometimes dark, sometimes light, but it's always brown.
The light colour's fine. And as previously said, no carpet in the centre of the mattress, just around the edges.We have the dry mesh underneath too.
Christine & Les
2013 Escape 5.0
2012 Toyota Tacoma