Tue, 25th January, 2011 - Posted by
It may not sound or look like the most obvious colour of choice for 2011 but honeysuckle pink has been tipped as a strong favourite this year.
Experts at Pantone Colour Institute believe that homeowners are looking for something to brighten their day – and uplifting honeysuckle hues are the solution.
High street stores are already stocking a range of homeware collections in this colour. Many of which will be available from February.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, explained: “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating colour that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues.”
Eiseman continued: “The intensity of this festive reddish pink allures and engages. In fact, this colour, 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.”
Honeysuckle is an upbeat and dynamic colour which can be used on large areas like the entry area of a house or an apartment. It is recommended by Pantone as the perfect conversation stimulant when applied to the dining room walls. In the kitchen too, it can be used to add a fun touch on the table in placemats, linen, colored glassware, candles and small appliances.