Honeysuckle – color of 2011

No surprise that recently Pantone named the color of the new year and this is Honeysuckle! This is a reddish-pink shade, something in between fuchsia and pink. I love everything pink, from soft pale to hot pink to fuchsia – I’ll take it all (if you have doubts, check this post and this, this, this, this and this :D). Here’s what honeysuckle looks like:

Long before Pantone called Honeysuckle the color of 2011, designers were feeling the trend without even knowing about the great importance this pink will have the forthcoming year. One of those designers is Grant K. Gibson. The teenage-girl bedroom he designed a few months back for Elle Decor showroom is in this gorgeous color (honeysuckle, that is). Little did he know he’ll be a trend setter. The wallcovering is to die for and all the pink details are sure to make you drool! And me too. Here is the famous and all the way stunning bedroom:

The pink “Keep calm and carry on” poster in the bathroom cracks me up, I think I want a similar one in our bathroom (wondering was would the husband say).

What do you think about this bedroom particularly and about honeysuckle color in general? Will you look at it (more than you ever looked at pink!) as a color for your home this year?

*images via sfgirlbybay and Grant K. Gibson blog

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7 Responses to “Honeysuckle – color of 2011”

  1. Sandy a la Mode
    05. Jan, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    i was planning on doing a honeysuckle flavors to follow on friday~!! and i will for sure be linking to one of these photos!!! pink is my FAVE color and i love how “grown up” this pink looks vs. light pink/barbie pink!!! :)

  2. Brandi
    05. Jan, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    I need to hunt down this pink honeysuckle color — where I grew up, honeysuckle flowers were a pale yellow and white. Every time I hear the word, that’s what I think of, so my honeysuckle color of the year might be a bit different from others.

  3. honey living
    05. Jan, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! pink is such a dream, and the dream never ends, right?

    i thought you might want to feast your eyes on some of my odes to pink:





  4. kristie@thedecorologist
    05. Jan, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    I’m just loving the Honeysuckle Pink with last year’s Turquoise (I blogged about that here:


    And I love that “Keep Calm and Carry On” pink bathroom!!!!

  5. simplyvonne
    05. Jan, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    I love this year color!!! Im not sure about having the whole room all pink but a pop of it would look pretty awesome!

    Happy new year girlie!

  6. Ludmila
    05. Jan, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    Sandy, love how you said grown-up pink, I think it’s a perfect word for honeysuckle.

    Brandi, that’s so strange and amazing at once! You’ll need to get used to a pink honeysuckle, though :)

    Kristie, loving pink and turquoise, a refreshing combo!

    Yvonne, happy new year to you too! xoxo


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