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?
The Pantone Color Institute, the international authority on all things color, has just released the color of the year for 2011. Welcome honeysuckle, a reddish-pink hue that’s sure to energize your interiors.
Perfect for spring decorating, you will soon see home furnishings and accessories popping up in this 2011 color choice.
More Ways to Use Honeysuckle
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?
The perfect shade for Fall is Pantone’s Honey Yellow. Pair it with peacock blue or a brilliant purple for a fresh color scheme. Check out some of our favorite products in this warm, subdued hue.
Definitely the most feminine shade of Pantone’s Fall Color Trends, Rapture Rose is a sophisticated way to add pink to your favorite room. We’ve pulled together a few fun products that feature this girly hue.
The “new black” this season is Iron, a combination of gray and brown that can be paired with any palette. If you’re looking for new furniture or a fresh wall color, try grounding your space with Iron. You won’t fear making the commitment with this classic hue.
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.
Elegant and sophisticated, olive is making a comeback, but not in the outdated avocado green appliances of the ’60s. This tangy shade found in Pantone’s Fall Color Trend report is popping up on walls and accessories to complement your favorite neutrals or deep blues. Check out our styleboard with some fun olive products.
Other Fall Color Trends:
We all love our neutrals, right? They ground our palettes, can be used on their own and well, they match everything. Pantone’s Fall Colors feature an updated neutral in Nomad, a combination of beige and light gray, and we’ve put together some great products in this warm neutral with our styleboards.
Other Fall Color Trends: