This week, Pantone, the authority on telling the world what the new, hot color will be, declared Honeysuckle to the the Color of the Year for 2011. With characteristics that make it “courageous, confident, vital”, they said this reddish-pink color is bold, and its vitality will help folks meet the challenges of everyday life.
“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits,” explains Leatrice Eiseman of the Pantone Color Institute. She adds that this color may stir a nostalgia for the memories of springs and summers past. There’s that word “nostalgia” again—a big trend in general for 2011.
So, look for Honeysuckle to be hot in clothing, interior design, fresh flowers and even exterior bedding plants, like petunias and geraniums during Spring of 2011.