It’s now been just over two months since the announcement of Pantone’s 2011 Color of the Year: Honeysuckle.
So have you used it yet? Are you waiting for spring and summer? Will you use it then?
What’s interesting is that last year’s Pantone Color of the Year was turquoise. I was so ahead of the times!! I already had my kitchen cabinets painted a shade of turquoise!
And at the time, the colors I had planned on using in my little kitchen/breakfast area/living room were these:
Am I a trendsetter, or what?! 😀
But when it came down to it, that pinky red just didn’t do it for me. Here’s what it ended up looking like on the pet station…
Does that even look pinkish-red to you? No, not to me either. It just looks red. Perhaps if it had been closer to the pinkish-red that I had envisioned, I might have stuck with that color as an accent color. But I quickly lost interest, and decided I’d rather have orange.
But I do love a pretty pinkish-red! Perhaps I’ll try bring that color into my office, if I ever get to my office!! But in the meantime, I can look at pictures of my all-time favorite honeysuckle and creamy white room, designed by Pineapple House Interior Design. They were clearly ahead of the curve also! I don’t know how long ago this room was designed, but it seems like I’ve had it saved in my “inspiration file” for at least two years now…maybe three or longer. What originally caught my eye were the draperies. They’re stunning!! I love how that pink barely peeks out from the pleats.
Oh yeah…if I were a single woman, my home would look something like that. Well, probably a cross between that and this room designed by Sarah Richardson…another of my all-time favorite rooms.
So, that leads me back to my questions: When these “color of the year” announcements are made, do you look for ways to incorporate the color into your home or wardrobe? Or is it something you really couldn’t care less about? And if you have already used this Honeysuckle color in your home (or plan to once spring arrives), I’d love to know how! Small doses? An entire room?