If you recall from our blog post from last year that was posted around this time, turquoise was the color of 2010. Pantone Color Institute has made honeysuckle the color of 2011. This color is said to be courageous, optimistic, and vital. It has the essence of braveness for this brave new world and year we are in. The bold spirit of the color should lift and carry everyone through the year. This color embodies the idea that we can face everyday troubles with verve and vigor and encourages us to be confident as we meet challenges in our everyday lives.

This is what Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute had to say about the color. “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating and stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going, perfect to ward off the blues.”

Honeysuckle can be found everywhere this year in places like the fashion industry, the home improvement sector, and packaging. Honeysuckle is a flattering hue in fashion that is guaranteed to produce a healthy glow for both men and women. Accessories and cosmetics are also capturing the essence that honeysuckle produces. Don’t be surprised if you see honeysuckle appear down the aisle. The dynamic reddish pink of honeysuckle is a rich color that many brides are incorporating into their weddings. Paint, pillows, bedspreads, and even small appliances are getting a makeover with honeysuckle. It adds a lively flair to interior spaces. Honeysuckle is also an excellent packaging color for products. It gives a festive and active look and is a great shade for food or drink packaging.

Keep your eyes peeled for honeysuckle this year. Hopefully it brightens everyone’s 2011!

To learn more check out Pantone.

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