2011 Color of The Year

Last week Pantone crowned Honeysuckle the 2011 color of the year.

I like this pink. Similar to Zepherine Droughan, my thornless climbing rose:

I have been impatiently waiting to use "Good Day Sunshine", this incredibly happy hand printed linen from Schumacher. "This simple, one color floral hand print features a modern silhouetted "garden" in alternating waves of color against a crisp linen ground." I love it.

Is the song playing in your head yet? Or on your iPod?

Floor length drapery panels showcase Good Day Sunshine's charm and huge, 60.25", vertical repeat! Big floor cushions would work too.

Walls painted with Farrow and Ball's "Elephant's Breath" gray paint, a warm neutral, provide a soothing backdrop and let "Good Day Sunshine" take center stage. Pillows in a gray linen or velvet, a shade darker than the wall, contrast corded in black or honeysuckle, on a nice, slubby, white linen sofa. Slipcovered so we can throw it in the wash.

The media have already picked up on Honeysuckle. Lonny magazine's December 2010 issue:

Neiman Marcus used it in an email and their ad on the NY Times site. T Mobile uses a more intense version for a TV spot. We'll see it cropping up more and more in the near future. Let me know where you spot it.

Turquoise and orange fans, no need to worry. Honeysuckle will play nice with your favorite colors. 

Thanks for reading,
Linda Pakravan  

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous13.12.10

    That fabric by Schumacher is smashing! I love it.


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