It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, we’re not talking about Christmas. It’s time for the Pantone Color Institute to announce its Color of the Year, or rather colors of the year. The world-renowned authority on color has named a blend of Serenity and Rose Quartz as the top color for 2016.

Serenity from Pantone's 2016 Color of the Year  Rose Quartz from Pantone's 2016 Color of the Year

The tranquil blue and warm pink are excellent inspiration for a décor makeover in your home, as the colors work together to make a space feel soothing, secure and balanced. Look for furniture and accent pieces in shades of blue or pink similar to Serenity and Rose Quartz, as well as complementary colors like light gray or soft green. One of our natural fiber rugs with a cotton Slate Blue binding fits perfectly with the color scheme, and the natural, earthy look will look beautiful in your home.

The Slate Blue cotton binding (pictured above with Santiago Sisal color Surf) is top-stitched and available in three widths — narrow, wide and extra-wide — so you can choose the amount of color showing along the border. For a light pop of color, the narrow binding with top stitching shows a thin three-quarters of an inch of color on the face of the rug. In contrast, the extra-wide, blind-stitched binding reveals up to three inches, allowing the Slate Blue to make more of a statement and become a pronounced piece in your new color scheme.

Scroll through our Bindings Page to learn more about the different widths and stitching options for the Slate Blue cotton binding. Not sold on the Slate Blue? 43 other binding colors are also available so you can find the right shade to match your Serenity and Rose Quartz layout.