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Honeysuckle: A Hue in Review


As I look each year to Pantone's color of the year forecast, I came across a post today (via Trendir) that made me want to take a closer look at the 2011 color of the year, honeysuckle pink. The Papillon sofa bed, by Bonaldo, is just one beautiful example of the color's effect in design. See more examples here (via A Designer Spot).

As Pantone puts 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.

Photo via Trendir.com   

Photo via Trendir.com


I happen to agree; it seems the pinks that kept us colorful in the spring continued to "carry [us] through the year," as it still brightens the design landscape. However, a changing of the guard is in the future, and I look forward to Pantone's selection for 2012.