Frances Lee Jasper Oriental Rugs

From the Desk of Frances Lee JasperThe 2021 Color of the Year

The 2021 Color of the Year

Well, it’s that time again. As we mentioned at the end of last year, the changing of our calendars is an exciting time for our business not only because we look forward to what the new year will bring, but also because of what it has already brought: a new Pantone Color of the Year!

This year Pantone surprised us all by choosing not one, but two colors, pairing them together in a combination that is both pleasing and inspiring: the smooth, peaceful Ultimate Gray and the bright, bold Illuminating yellow. Together, in the words of the Pantone Color Institute, these are “practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic… a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.” We’re in love with this pairing. As we prepare for what’s ahead this year, what could be better than to seek to embrace the steadfastness and joy this match represents?

So, to kick off our blog for 2021, here are a few of our rugs that best blend these ideas for your viewing pleasure. Though they may not all be exact matches for the colors, we feel they are close enough to communicate the same message, and we hope you find in them an equal measure of excitement and expectation. Here’s to 2021!

5′ x 7’6″ Flatweave

8′ x 10′ Kilim

5’9″ x 7’9″ Kilim

6′ x 8’9″ Gabbeh

5’10” x 9′ Transitional