2011 Color of the Year: Honeysuckle

I love how Heidi Klum puts it best on Project Runway….
One day you’re in, 
the next day you’re out!

                                 Turquoise                                         Honeysuckle

 With the New Year just upon us, 
Pantone has announced it’s 2011 Color of the Year….
drumroll, please…
At first you may not be too fond of the color or ask yourself,  “how can I incorporate this color into my decor?”…well you can!  “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,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”  When I first saw the color, I was a little taken back, especially with the complete color change from last year’s color, turquoise.  But just like with turquoise, so many colors complement Honeysuckle….try it out ~ use browns, grays, taupes, and gorgeous greens to accompany Honeysuckle!

{Honeysuckle Interiors}

I actually feel a little ahead of the times (pat myself on the back)…just kidding.  This is my daughter’s room, which was painted hot pink fuschia honeysuckle earlier this year.  Somehow I knew it was going to be the HOT color for next year ;)

Do you know how difficult it was to find window treatments to coordinate with the walls…after lots of searching, I found the perfect match (herringbone pattern in a honeysuckle color).  I’m sure if I were to look for something to coordinate now, it’d be easy. 

How will you introduce honeysuckle into your decor for 2011?
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  1. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    What great examples of this color, Jenna! I'm a fan of the pink hues myself, so I'm loving this color. Some of the rooms you've shown I have in my decorating ideas folder {not that I think hubby would allow me to get away with a lot of pink in a room, but one can dream!}.