Day 45 – Happy Valentine’s with Honeysuckle!

I had to get away from Grey after last Saturdays Blues, so what better day to try to find a new colour to lift up your life, than on Valentine’s!

Searching on the internet, I was drawn towards Pantone‘s colour of the year.  A colour the “Style Guru’s” have chosen as the most fashionable and potentially commercial colour for 2011.

This is what they say about it;

A Color for All Seasons
Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.



The idea is that the colour Honeysuckle gives us the courage to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. It is a dynamic reddish pink, and is perceived as encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.  Sounds perfect.  I think I am going to colour my whole life with this at the moment!

I like how they market the colour ;

“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”

Honeysuckle is guaranteed to produce a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. It’s a striking, eye-catching hue that works well for day and night in women’s apparel, accessories and cosmetics, and in men’s ties, shirts and sportswear. Add a lively flair to interior spaces with Honeysuckle patterned pillows, bedspreads, small appliances and tabletop accessories. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Honeysuckle for a dynamic burst of energy in the family room, kitchen or hallway.

And this is the interesting commercial bit;

Honeysuckle products are currently available from a variety of manufacturers:

Wedding Apparel
A flattering hue for wedding attendant apparel and accessories, Honeysuckle is now one of the nearly 200 PANTONE WEDDING Colors available from Dessy, a leading manufacturer of bridesmaid, social-occasion and flower-girl dresses. PANTONE WEDDING exclusively from Dessy provides a collection of color tools to make it easy for brides to achieve perfectly color-coordinated weddings – from inspiration to “I do.” See www.dessy.com for more information.

Paint
Honeysuckle is one of 3,000 colors available in Pantone’s line of superior-quality, eco-friendly paint. PANTONE Paints combine the accuracy of PANTONE Colors with the beauty of high-performance Dutch paints. See www.pantonepaints.com for more information.

Visa Card
Whether you’re buying groceries, paying the dry cleaner or shopping for a pair of new pumps, now you can do it in style with a PANTONE Visa® Platinum Rewards Card in Honeysuckle, the 2011 color of the year. See www.pantone.com/visacard for more information.

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One BIG Question on the above, does the card give you the power to view your shopping bill through rose tinted spectacles?  If so, I’m all for it!

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Fashion + Home – Announcing the Color of the Year for 2011: PANTONE® 18-2120 Honeysuckle, a Vibrant, Energetic Hue.

And take a look at my Pinterest account for cool shades of reddish pink with grey

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Header photo courtesy of;

Photo: Honeysuckle was chosen as the color of the year by the Pantone Color Ins.

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