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PANTONE’s 2011 Color of the Year is Honeysuckle!

9 Dec

Here it is: 2011's Color of the Year! (image via Pantone)

Every year, sometime in early-mid December, I get really excited to hear what color Pantone will announce as their forthcoming Color of the Year.  Also each year, I promise myself I’ll set calendar reminders for the days before the announcement to make my prediction, which I’ll inevitably get right, and this will cement my status as a super chic color trendspotter.

Umm, I didn’t quite get a chance to make my prediction this year, but I do admit that I’d thought about this earlier in the fall and was leaning towards picking a color in the steely blue-gray family.  Not. Even. Close.

Don't you just want one in every color? Pantone mugs, $128/set of 10. (image via A+R Global Design)

You might be asking, “why is this important for interiors, that a company rooted mainly in graphics and print media is predicting a color trend?” and I would say this: Pantone has become so much more than the supplier of big, thick, expensive books that are referenced for graphic specs.   They inform and influence the textile industry (which heavily dictates trends in fashion and home) and are really tied strongly to all-things-creative, especially given the abundance of technology and the interrelatedness between the web and design industries.

But blahblahblah, it’s a pretty color.  Much like we saw lots of bright gold accessorizing and warm orange-colored frocks in 2009 when Mimosa was declared Color of the Year, and also like we saw an abundance of turquoise this past year when it was the reigning hue, I look forward to seeing tons of warm, peachy pinks in the coming 12 months.  Pantone always gets it right, and really, honeysuckle is much more uplifting than dove gray!

You can read all of the details, and hear Pantone singing the praises of this color that’s not quite salmon and not quite bubble gum, here.

Also, you can buy the cute-as-a-button Pantone mugs that are pictured above here.  I’m working on a collection as we speak…

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