Honeysuckle to be THE Color of 2011

December 16, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - News

Prepare to see alot of pink in 2011! "Honeysuckle" is the color of 2011. This was chosen by Pantone Color Institute, the company that largely sets color standards for the fashion and home industries.


A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is "encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life".

Honeysuckle color products are currently available from a variety of manufacturers, including products such as sneakers, apparel, paint, appliances, make-up, and even credit cards! It (honeysuckle) works for a variety of ages and styles, says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, noting that they used it for both their upscale collection and their more contemporary line. "It’s a positive, strong, affirmative color, and I think that’s what hopefully everyone’s attitude is going into next year."
Honeysuckle can be worn for casual and formal occasions and it’s not limited to spring and summer, designer James Mischka says. The way to wear it is either against white or all on its own, he says, noting it doesn’t pair well with black. It is complementary to blues, greens and oranges, though, which will also work in the homes arena, according to Eiseman.

So if you are still looking for a last minute idea for Christmas, keep in mind that turquoise is out and honeysuckle is hot!