Envelope Please! The 2011 Pantone Color Of The Year…

24 Jan
Today I’m featuring guest blogger JTwisdom from Bubbling with Elegance and Grace:

Honeysuckle via
It’s my pleasure to be swapping post with Fabienne on her blog “The House in the Clouds,” to briefly discuss the Pantone Color of the Year, Honeysuckle. The color looks like a bright pink to me but I guess the Pantone folks have to be different. Please check out Fabienne on my blog,
The winning color for 2011 is Honeysuckle. At first I was thinking of the yellow orange buds that smell so fragrantly in my backyard and trailing along my tall fence but to my chagrin it’s not yellow at all it’s a fuchsia pink.  Honeysuckle is a vibrant burst of color that screams attention. The color I think will also make your complexion look brighter if the focus is toward your face.
On the color is described and I quote.
“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.”

When I seen this color I see beautiful dresses in various styles such as in the snapshots below.
The Honeysuckle color can work with an elegant bridesmaid gown to a pencil skirt worn with a cardigan sweater and pearls in the office.  The color is effortless and makes everyone smile.

Visa even has the color on their card.  It’s everywhere now!
At this past Golden Globes:
Sophia Vergara, Best Actress nominee for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards on Last Sunday was wearing a Honeysuckle dress by Vera Wang on  The color is simply stunning but maybe not on the red carpet.  The gown looks as if it fades right into the carpet because of the red hues in the Honeysuckle, nevertheless it’s still a beautiful dress.

Ways to add Honeysuckle in to your Home
1. Add a pillow.  If you don’t want to go overboard exchange some pillows for some Honeysuckle ones to give the sofa and the room some spice.

2.  Put up some curtains with Honeysuckle colored designs. The fabric below is from a window panel and it would fit anywhere in your home.

3. This chair could be added into a room if you do not want to add Honeysuckle to your window treatments.

Wingback chair via
4. Paint one part of the room Honeysuckle to create a warm tone in the space.

5. Add a lamp to your bedroom or living room introducing in gingerly the Honeysuckle color.

Via Amazon
This lamp above would be so chic in a bedroom. Honeysuckle does not need to cover the entire room.  So if this is a color for you see if you can find it at a local store in your area. If you don’t want to overload on Honeysuckle start with just adding a little bit in your space. Add a pillow or add some curtains, it will make such a difference and a punch of color to your space. I have always loved vibrant colors because they work for fashion and home decor. In either venue it will add some punch and energy to your life.
Congrats to Honeysuckle because it’s going to be an awesome year!


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  1. JTWisdom

    January 24, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Hey, thank you for letting me swap with you hun. The pictures look like they are coming in on the post okay now. Must of been some sort of glitch or something.
    The swap was a lot of fun.

  2. kristy eléna

    January 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    wow, great color! loving the visa with the color and pantone number on it. that's so cool. =)

    agree with you that it's not the greatest color for the red carpet. it's too similar but not exact so the effect against the red isn't great. but the dress IS beautiful. she is rocking it. =)

    Kristy Eléna – Full Time Fabulous
    Vogue Gone Rogue
    Twitter: @kristyelena

  3. Yvonne

    January 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I got home and it reads just fine! Not sure what was up with my work computer. Perhaps it was a Windows7/IE issue. At home on Vista/Chrome and it is perfect!
    I love this color! I've been seeing it alot in shoes lately. Gorgeous dress > off the red carpet! Looking forward to Spring!
    Look for an update on tonight!!

  4. Lee Oliveira

    January 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I love that colour but totally agree with you. Not the best colour for red carpet.
    But she is divine mind you.
    Lee x

  5. Courtney

    January 26, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I love incorporating popular colors into your life, not just clothes. A lot of times I like clothing colors but don't look good in it so it's nice to know there's options!

    Twitter @thosegraces

  6. the_real_telene

    January 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Alright, I am a *huge* fan of this year's color :) I think I've been rocking tones close to it for a few years now. And here I was (maybe only slightly barely) worried it was getting tired!