January 15, 2011

2011.... Think Pink!

 You've probably heard by now, Pantone has released the "IT" colour for 2011 and I couldn't be happier!!
A Color for All Seasons 
Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.

 The thing is,  when Pantone announces it’s Color of the Year, the design world listens. We can expect to see this year filled with this vibrant, exciting reddish pink- from fashion to home decor.

In the official report, Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman said: “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color, that gets the adrenaline going– perfect to ward off the blues.”
 Not sure how to fit honeysuckle into your life? Why not go for it and paint an entire room!!

 Too much pink? I can relate- in college, while taking interior design, i experimented with colour and painted my bedroom hot pink (shown in panoramic view below) ... luckily I grew out of the "let's paint a room in the brightest colour in the fan deck" phase shortly after graduation:

If the thought of all pink is too much to handle, why not try introducing just a splash here or there. Consider adding a rug, throw pillows or even a chair in the cheery colour!

 For the brave--- kitchen cabinets?

If you aren't sure Pink is right for your home decor, no worries, the trend extends to fashion as well...

According to Eiseman, “[Honeysuckle]goes with more than you think it goes with. Use it against black, chocolate brown. Navy is a no-brainer, even gray."

I'm even thinking of using it in wedding ideas, what a great colour for a shower or bachelorette!!

Happy "Pink" New Year!!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE THIS! Pantone colors are all so fabulous and Honeysuckle is a prime example! We love it so much that we made it our color of the week and put together a fabulous outfit on our blog to show how to dress wearing Pantone's Honeysuckle using a complementary color palette. You can take a look at it here www.weartostandout.com/blog/pantone-honeysuckle and tell us what you think! xoxo, WearToStandOut



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