Thursday, December 9, 2010

Honeysuckle: The hot color for 2011

 Pantone just released its hot color list for 2011 and the top color they chose is called Honeysuckle, a vibrant pink with orange undertones. This is what I found when checking out what people had to say about this choice of color:

"Last year's Pantone color of the year was turquoise because of its calming effect (much-needed after a tumultuous 2009). This year, they're forecasting a way more vibrant color: Honeysuckle! According to Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, “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." by Ariel Kaiser, The Thread Stylist

The 2011 choice for Pantone color of the year was intended to be “warmer” choice than the 2010 Pantone color of the year: turquoise. The reddish-pink 2011 Pantone color of the year is honeysuckle, which is named after the flower. There are about 180 different species of honeysuckle, and the most popular attract hummingbirds. The flower comes in a wide variety of colors, though the reddish-pink color is the most vibrant. The 2011 Pantone color of the year is just one color that is a part of Pantone’s palate for 2011. Complimentary colors to honeysuckle include russet — an orange coral rose — a blue regatta, a light green peapod and other red, orange and blue hues.

Checking out up and coming colors can give you ideas for your wedding as well as fashion and interior color decisions.

Honeysuckle: The color for 2011