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Not to be a Grinch, but I’m relieved the holidays are over. I’m glad to go back to my normal schedule and to start thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day and even spring. This month’s color is the perfect looking-ahead color, one that embraces spring’s delicate hues, without totally giving up on the icy tones of winter. Even the name captures that it’s-still-cold-but-I’m-already-thinking-warm feeling.

What’s January’s Color?

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Pantone just released their Color of the Year for 2011: Honeysuckle

They chose the color for its ability to instill “the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.” Interestingly, this color came up as a possibility for the January color of the month in our meeting yesterday. We felt like it was a little too bright and spring-y for January, but we kept it on the “trending” list for later in the year.

Imagine pillows this color with a navy sofa (navy was our December color of the month, btw), or a sage-green and honeysuckle rug in a foyer — so welcoming.

Designer Judith Balis used honeysuckle in a Designers’ Portfolio living room. It really pops against the aqua walls and black-and-white couch. Plus, the zebra pillows are so fun on the pink French arm chairs.

Love It or OMG It’s Pepto Pink?

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, let’s take a look at the most patriotic shade of Pantone’s Fall Color Trend report. American Beauty is a true red that evokes a feeling of comfort with a touch of romanticism. Pair it with Purple Heart to create a truly creative palette or combine it with black for a moody, rich atmosphere. Check out some of our favorite products in this beautiful red hue.

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