2011 Pantone Color of the Year: Honeysuckle
Bright colors dominated the annual International Home and Housewares Show this past week in Chicago, where Pantone fore-casted color trends for 2011 and declared honeysuckle the color of the year.
Pantone, for those that may not know, is a company that codifies color to help designers communicate the precise shade they want. It also forecasts color trends up to two years ahead.
Color of the Year: Honeysuckle
When Pantone announces honeysuckle is the color of the year, it’s not to say that you’ll see honeysuckle incorported everywhere, but that it’s the feel of the country, the mood, and the economy; as the director of Pantone’s corporate marketing pointed out. Look for it to show up in home products, home decor and accessories, as well as apparel and other personal objects.
Pantone appears to have decided on the 2011 color by choosing to focus on a more “bold, refreshing and rejuvenating” mood as a relief from the difficulty the country has been through with the economy the past couple of years.
Pinks, and other bright neon colors were also given the nod by Pantone for various reasons; one being that pink is associated with breast cancer awareness, but also for the fact that white kitchens, Dining Rooms, as well as other living spaces, would benefit from splashes of bright colors to feel renewed and refreshed.
Interior Designers, as well as those seeking a fresh, bold approach to interior decorating, will indeed have a lot of fun implementing these bright, cheerful colors into their projects.
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