Thursday, December 9, 2010

Color of the Year:

So every year, Pantone comes out with their prediction for "color of the year".  Last year's color was turquoise.  I remember it well because it is my favorite color.  However I realize that I can live to allow room for all kinds of fun colors into my life.  I am a huge fan of color, so I'm always excited to see what they come up with.

This year Pantone selected "Honeysuckle". 
At first I thought it was going to be a beautiful vibrant yellow shade, but much to my surprise, Pantone's honeysuckle is bright pink!  I am sucker for all jewel tones, so I was excited to see another jewel tone make the color of the year.

Check it out:

Photo from Forever 21
Since Matt and I have lived together, I've always been afraid to decorate with pink, sometimes feeling that it might be too feminine, however I think that this color could be a powerful accent in a simple color palette.  You all know that I love grey & white, and I think that this color would be a great accent.

Photo Credit: Link
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Great, right?  Yes, it's sort of feminine, but when done boldly, it's less feminine and more festive.  And as perfectly depicted by the last photo, this color is perfect for a nursery.  In the second photo, the pink is a little too pale to be "honeysuckle" but you could easily substitute a brighter pink into that photo.

It looks like I might need to do an inspiration board with a little honeysuckle sometime soon!

What do you guys think of the color of the year?  I think I'll be incorporating more of it into my wardrobe this year, than into my house, but I LOVE the color.  Great pick Pantone!

1 comment:

  1. What a pretty color! A light jeweltone red is one of my favorite colors to wear, but I never realized it would work so well for interior design. I like the pairing with gray/silver and white.