Monday, 24 January 2011

Hot Honeysuckle - The Colour of 2011

The word on the design block is “Honeysuckle”. It’s been declared and is now out there. It is so unavoidable.

According to PANTONE {world authority on colour}, the Colour of the Year for 2011 is "PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle"
Pantone describes it is a colour for all seasons. Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new colour, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a colour for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.

Past Pantone Colours of the year are:

·         Pantone 15-5519 Turquoise {2010}
·         Pantone 14-0848 Mimosa {2009}
·         Pantone 18-3943 Blue Iris {2008}
·         Pantone 19-1557 Chili Pepper {2007}
·         Pantone 13-1106 Sand Dollar {2006}
·         Pantone 15-5217 Blue Turquoise {2005}
·         Pantone 17-1456 Tigerlily {2004}
·         Pantone 14-4811 Aqua Sky {2003}
·         Pantone 19-1664 True Red {2002}
·         Pantone 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose {2001}
·         Pantone 15-4020 Cerulean {2000}

For more information about Pantone Colour of the Year, please visit:

So what exactly IS Honeysuckle?

It is the flower of quite a common garden plant which produces a highly perfumed scent which is sometimes described as heaven “scent”. And I so second that. The flower looks like a cart-wheel and is delicately pretty.
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary’s also defines it as follows: “honeysuckle noun is a climbing plant with flowers that smell sweet”

Honeysuckle is described by some experts as a “reddish” pink, very vibrant and warm.I can't wait to start blending this absolutely fab colour into my interior design themes. Reminds me of sweets in a candy store.

My very own nickname for Honeysuckle is "CANDY PINK". The best eye candy around!

Here are a few of my favourite Honeysuckle inspirations

"My take on Honeysuckle – very vibrant, undeniably uplifting and it is definitely one colour that suits all"

Honeysuckle is HOT!!!!!

Tola Laseinde
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