Next year, expect to see a lot of honeysuckle. The Pantone Color Institute has just named Honeysuckle as the color of the year for 2011, so you can expect this pinkish hue to find its way into clothes, magazines, and house decor soon.
The color of 2010, if you didn’t already know (I had no idea) was turquoise.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said:
“The color says we need to be hopeful and think of things that satisfy as many senses as we can.”
Designer James Mischka said:
“It’s a really important color for us to get in for spring. It’s a real strong color, but it’s wearable for lots of skin types. It’s a positive, strong, affirmative color, and I think that’s what hopefully everyone’s attitude is going into next year.”
The numerical designation for the 2011 color of the year is Pantone 18-2120. But just in case you don’t know what Pantone 18-2120 looks like, Pantone sums up honeysuckle like this:
A Color For All Seasons: Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirt of honesysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday about it.