Monday, December 20, 2010

Hello Honeysuckle!

As I mentioned before, Pantone has released its Color of the Year for 2010: Honeysuckle.

They describe it as a color that allows to "face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is 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.” Their prediction is that we will see this color everywhere from lipstick, nailpolishes, dresses, pillows and even appliances?

It is definitely a bright and bold color, like last year's Turquoise. Inherently it's color that seems to lift our spirits and bring a sense of optimism. I always say that wearing pink is like an instant natural blush! Plus, it's just plain pretty!

I'm unsure about using too much in room without becoming too Miami Vice. But, I think it is a perfect choice to punch up a neutral space.

Here are some "pink" rooms that I find inspiring:

 Most it of all, it reminded me of the living room designed by my beloved Sarah Richardson and Tommy Smythe for Sarah's House.

Just enough pink... I mean honeysuckle.

I would love to know what you all think. Love it? Hate it? Are you all rushing out to buy honeysucke accessories? Do you find it too feminine?
And one more.. I'm curious. Just for fun.. what do you think of this one? Too much honeysuckle? Those cupboards are amazing but the color I'm not so keen on.. :)


  1. The only places that I personally would use Honeysuckle would be on a porch or in a bathroom. I don't mind the color, it just doesn't go with most of my current decor.

  2. haha.. those cabinets are gorgeous but I've love to see them in white or black.. the pink is just too much!

  3. Great images! I'm a Sarah R. fan too!

  4. That room that Sarah did is one of my all time favorites!

  5. I thought it was pink too:) - but I like it! I can see some pops of it in at least flowers at my house come spring! And Merry Christmas to you Jane!!

  6. I'm glad that pink is the new color! I have pops of it in my house and I love all the inspiration pics- I remember that Sarah's house makeover! :D
    My craft room is in pink, but (I hate to say it) I will probably be toning it down soon. Too baby roomish. I like the tones in your first and second pictures!

  7. I have been hesitant on buying pink sofas even though I love the colour.
    Thank you, thank you for posting this. The third picture clinched the deal on what colour sofas to get. I am getting fuschia (ok, not honeysuckle, but I love it and its a pink) with grape spare covers for the winter. My walls will be painted a greige and the ceiling, woodwork, shutters, and floor will all be painted white. The fireplace tiles are turquoise. Spookily, the striped fabric of the footrest is almost identical to the curtains in my dining room. That room could almost be in my house.

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