“Honeysuckle, Sweet & Potent” by me.
In 2010 it was Turquoise, a mesmerising colour to whisk us away to a state of escapism and tranquillity. But 2011’s new colour is about to change all that. It’s time to wake up to a brave new world, to be emboldened and face every day troubles with confidence and strength. Although Honeysuckle 18-2120 is not an everyday colour…
A vibrant reddish pink, it will lift you up and give you the confidence, bravery and spirit to face the tiring challenges we meet every day, be it at uni, work, personal lives, new children, and relationships, this vibrant baby helps with warding off the blues and getting the adrenalin going!
“The intensity of this festive reddish pink allures and engages. In fact, this color, not the sweet fragrance of the flower blossoms for which it was named, is what attracts hummingbirds to nectar. Honeysuckle may also bring a wave of nostalgia for its associated delicious scent reminiscent of the carefree days of spring and summer.” -Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®
Both men and women can wear this colour (although it may take an unworthy amount of time to persuade the former to. I’m not going to even try to ask my boyfriend), it is striking and engaging in women’s apparel, accessories and cosmetics day or night.
For interior decorating, it makes a sweetly-intoxicating feature wall, or go for home wares with patterned cushions and lamp shades and little personal features that makes the colour work for you, not the other way around.
All in all, it’s a new dynamic burst of energy, I can’t wait to see it slowly creep through in merchandising and especially cosmetics and couture, the world needs more beauty, one can never have enough of the colour pink! And if you hate pink, (I used to, no seriously I did!) then maybe give Honeysuckle a chance to work its way into your heart, it’s not so painfully feminine that it leaves a sickly sweet taste in your mouth, and it’s not so loud and outrageous as a hot burst of molten red, so give it a chance, let it bring something more into your life, for 2011 is the year for brave, new things…
sources ~ http://au.pantone.com