You may have noticed the return of bright colours over the past few months. Perhaps most prominent among them is pink. Not the dusty rose hues of the early 80s, or the fluorescents from a few years later, but a bold, fuchsia-like tone. So it is not terribly surprising that Pantone has named it their 2011 colour of the year.
Pantone, the global authority and trend watcher/maker on colour for the design industries, describes colour 18-2120, otherwise known as Honeysuckle, as “Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new colour, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a colour for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.”
Last year’s colour was 15-5519 Turquoise, symbolic of fantasy and escape to a tropical paradise. In contrast, Honeysuckle’s reddish-pink bold vitality lifts the spirits and encourages conquering challenges head on. Used within your home, it creates a dynamic, upbeat focal point in large areas. Or similar to red tones, it is a great choice for the Dining Room, stimulating both conversation and appetite. If a full wall or room is too much, try adding bursts of colour in your accessories or as a feature wall.
Pantone has also announced their top ten (10) colour choices for spring. Naturally, Honeysuckle is among them.