Although it appears to be rather "Fall-ish" outside, we are not quite ready to embrace the burnt orange, bronze and browns that keep flashing across our desks via various design magazines.
We are clinging desperately to the last few days of Summer (Fall doesn't officially begin until Friday) and, in the spirit of not going quietly, we would like to offer this post as a last, bold, summery, "Hoorah!".
Did you know that Honeysuckle is the 2011 Pantone Colour of the year?
While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.
According to the Flower Society, the predominant modern sentiment attached to honeysuckle has changed from ancient times. Today, a gift of honeysuckle represents an expression of happiness.
We think so!
A hot pink bedroom goes from glaring to glam thanks to the beautiful Rococco inspired bench and gold framed headboard.
Thibaut's Julie Damask in Raspberry adds cheerful charm to a neutral dining room.
(Available at Atmsphere).
Hot Pink "Razzle Dazzle" by Benjamin Moore takes a traditional entryway to another level.
Light pink walls are the perfect, romanitc backdrop for this sunny, eclectic room.
“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,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”
Could you live with pink?
Where would you put it?
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- Heather Whyte - Project Coordinator | Showroom Manager