2011 Color Trends (Pantone picks Honeysuckle!)

by on Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Pink and Honeysuckle from Pantone 2011, but what else?


Every year, Pantone picks a color of the year. This year it’s the rosy honeysuckle – a pink (with a hint of red)! (Image from Pantone.com) Pair this pinky color with blacks or greens. Let the honeysuckle pop against basics like navy blue and gray.

Something the Pantone site mentions is pairing honeysuckle with a “pinkish brown like Apricot Brandy PANTONE 17-1540. Think of a warm cashmere turtleneck in Apricot Brandy with a matching skirt and shoes to blend and flatter the legs.” I actually love the idea of pairing an apricot color with honeysuckle.

Meanwhile, Dulux ICI has announced their 2011 color of the year to be Citrus Yellow. They say it is a fresh, hopeful and glowing color. I say it’s kind of pale and depressing…

Benjamin Moore’s 2011 colors have a focus on Vintage Wine. It is a brown, but not a basic brown. It has a hint of violet to it, making it a darker brown. I think it is a nice color, a twist on a traditional brown.

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