Pantone’s 2011 Color of the Year

December 13th, 2010 by admin

One of the easiest ways to add a little personality to a new home is with a fresh coat of paint. But picking a paint color can be a daunting task. It’s a tricky balance between lighting, personality, mood and current trends. Are you one of those people who feels overwhelmed by the process of picking “the right color” and are left with a dozen swatches on walls and no direction? Pantone to the rescue! The leader in color and design recently announced their much-anticipated color of the year.

Pantone’s 2011 Color of The Year – PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle. Pantone’s website describes the vibrant color as:

Energizing Honeysuckle lifts spirits and imparts confidence to meet life’s ongoing challenges.

A Color for All Seasons. Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day — with nothing “everyday” about it.

So how does one incorporate this playful color into an interior design theme? Their article goes on to say:

Honeysuckle is upbeat and dynamic when used on large areas like the entry area of a house or an apartment. It is an appetite and conversation stimulant when used on the dining room walls. In the kitchen, it adds a fun touch on the table in placemats and other linens (patterned or solid), colored glassware, candles and small appliances. Honeysuckle is a great color to cover up shabby kitchen cabinets, or, if that’s too much of a color statement for you, try repainting knobs and drawer pulls. But be warned – once you try this arresting shade, it can become addictive.

You can read the entire article at the Pantone site here.

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