With the recent release of the Pantone Color of the Year for 2011, I thought it'd be a nice time to take a closer look at the shade of the moment, Honeysuckle.
Just my take, but when I heard "Honeysuckle" I was excited at the idea of a calm, fresh yellow as the color of the year. Boy was I surprised when it was not yellow. At first I thought it was just me, but I quizzed lots of other locals and honeysuckle flowers here are indeed primarily yellow- I felt less like a bad designer and completely out-of-the-know.
It's amazing how the color of the year takes off. Remember last year when turquoise went bonkers and it was on every store shelf? Home goods and fashion accessories alike. Fortunately, the folks at Pantone are smarties and choose good colors.
This is how girls will dress for the next 12 months... hope you like it!
Good Pantone colors aren't just for dresses and throw pillows. Check out some pinker inspiration in the kitchen...
Lovely! Why use color as an accent? Use it as the base color! Love, love the rustic table in the center.
I really like the idea of a strong accent color as a glass backplash- 3 above are great examples!
I don't always encourage a big "remodel" as a DIY project, but if you get the help of a qualified professional, painting your cabinets white doesn't have to be your only option.
Accent walls are always yummy, and this looks nice with the dark wood and counters. Don't be afraid of color in the right application!
Maybe you want to take Honeysuckle(or a variation of) in to the bathroom...
So that's my take- had lots of pink on the mind and Honeysuckle will likely be a success!