Since Pantone introduced Honeysuckle pink as 2011 color of the year we have been seeing it in fashion and home decor everywhere. This reddish pink looks good on women and men and makes everyone glow! Your walls can glow too!
If you love this color you are in luck! If you don't.....well think about this statement from Pantone executive director Leatrice Eisemen: "In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going -perfect to ward off the blues." So maybe this color will cheer us up until the economy picks up! If it has that power, we all need a splash of pink in our lives!
Last year turquoise was the rage. So what can homeowners do with all that turquoise? You are in luck! Honeysuckle pink pairs up beautifully with turquoise! So keep your current turquoise accessories and add a splash of pink for an update. Voila! For those of you who don't have turquoise, don't despair, pink goes fabulous with browns, cream, greens, oranges, yellows, purples and black. (Did I leave a color out?)
How to introduce Honeysuckle in your home this year:
*Paint or wallpaper an accent wall for a dramatic impression.
*Paint a niche, alcove or inside of a hutch for a punch of color.
*Stimulate appetite in the dining room using linens, glassware and candles.
*Toss pillows, throws, vases, office accessories, countertop appliances,
serving trays, bedspreads, towels, shower curtains, frames......all can introduce
this color beautifully and in small or grand doses, it's up to you.
|Photograph by Elle Decor. Design by Kirsten Brandt|
Wow, this is a GRAND dose of pink! The walls do glow, don't they?
There is something SEXY about it!
|Coburn Architecture & Interiors|
If you have last year's turquoise in your living room, pair it with
subtle pops of pink. Here just some coral pink flowers do the trick.
A pink serving tray would also look lovely in this space.
|Strut coffee table by Bluedot $399 Bluedot.com|
This modern coffee table in watermelon
introduces a big splash of color.
|Wallpaper: Celia in pink Dolce Vita by Antonia Vella Designs, $55/roll Yorkwall.com|
This wallpaper would add a pop of color in a niche,
alcove or as an accent wall.
Would you paint your walls Honeysuckle pink?
What have you done in pink this year?
Would love to hear from you!