Back when I bought my yoga mat in 2008 the only color choice was black. Now Manduka mats come in all sorts of different textures, thicknesses, and colors. The Manduka is made to last a lifetime, so I won't be getting a purple, pink, or any other fancy one. It doesn't matter though, I really love my extra long black Manduka, and it still looks brand new. I was thinking though (making my hair even curlier), maybe I could paint something on my mat. Hmmmm. Yet another project to ponder. I'm good at pondering the projects, not so good at completing them.