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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pantone Colour of the Year

Honeysuckle is this year's colour of the year as announced by Pantone, the colour forecasting organization but I have to admit that I am not a fan.  Apparently I am very much alone in this opinion though.  The colour was announced in December so there are opinions and reviews aplenty but I have yet to find one reviewer who is in agreement with me.  It's me against a whole honeysuckle-loving world.

Who am I to argue with Pantone.  I am a huge fan of pink and I can absolutely see me wearing this colour and for very, very certain I will drink a cocktail that is this colour.  I don't really think I would design a room with this colour in mind though. 



All the shelter magazines are crazy for the colour so maybe in a few months I will succumb to the pressure.  I have occasionally been known to jump on a bandwagon long after a trend has become mainstream so who knows.  I think secretly I"m just hurt that they replaced last year's drool-worthy colour.  Don't worry turquoise, I have not forsaken you.



Here's what Pantone had to say about this year's winner. A Color for All Seasons   Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.


What do you think?  Thumbs up or thumbs down for Honeysuckle?

Thanks for stopping by!
Carol


11 comments:

  1. Carol, I don't think anyone is ready to let go of pale turquoise just yet! Still appearing in magazines, I am pleased to see. I do love the honeysuckle on all the graphic design elements that are popping up everywhere - it's a breath of fresh air on art posters and the like. But yet to be convinced of it's power in interiors - maybe just a touch of it - and not handled in a serious style .

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  2. Hi, Carol! I featured you today at Thrifty Thursdays. You are also entered in the linky for this week at the number 3 spot. Blessings!

    Johnnie

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  3. Little bits of that colour here and there - like maybe in the accessories (that way when the colour goes out you don't have to repaint). It does look great paired with white and light green like in the swatch though!

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  4. Honeysuckle is pretty but only in small doses {my opinion} I love using colour that I love. My daughter's room has honeysuckle-ish accents though. But I am just warming up to last years colour!

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  7. Nothing can replace turquoise in my heart! Can we just label it the color of the century? That honeysuckle color would be tough to use correctly.

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  8. I do say "thumbs up", in small doses though :) It was crazy that I bought a fabulous vintage chair with a sassy little bird on it and the main color is that honeysuckle color! Low and behold a week or so later they announced the very same pink color as color of the year. Who would have guessed?? Not me. I thought I was crazy for falling in love with the sassy pink chair!
    I am still very much in love with turquoise! I think I always will be :)
    Good for you for sticking to your guns!
    Hope you're having a great week!
    Kelle
    xx

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  9. So funny! I have a post that i'm working on for next week about this same subject. I mentioned it to my hubby re incorporating honeysuckle into our new home and he almost had a heart attack! However, i only meant in accessories or a wallpaper with a hint of honeysuckle for the powder room. However, I LOVE turquoise and would paint my foyer that colour in a heartbeat. XX

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  10. I love honeysuckle! Though I wouldn't paint my walls in it, it would be fab as a wallpaper color or accents for a room

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