The Pantone of the Year

Every year the paint company, Pantone, announces the color of the year and this year it’s…PINK!  Ok, the color is Honeysuckle, but as you can see below it’s actually a vibrant shade of pink.

The Pantone of the year is supposed to inspire fashion and design, so check out some great ideas using this poppy choice for the color of the year.  It doesn’t just have to be for a girls room but unless you want a shock of pink every morning, it’s probably best used as an accent color.

Like in this room…I love the dreamy quality of the sheer white drapes against the textured ceiling and bright pops of pink furniture and pillows.

And the simplicity of the honeysuckle chair against the modern monochromatic design in this ultra modern home really works in the space.

This room from Apartment Therapy might be my favorite one of all.  I love the rustic wood beams and the funky crystal chandelier.  And you could easily change out the chairs for wooden benches or sleek white chairs or even cut tree trunks if you wanted a really organic look, plus when the walls are white absolutely anything goes.

Not only does the Pantone of the year impact interiors, it also influences fashion, especially wedding fashion, so if you attend a wedding this year, don’t be surprised if you see a palette like this one from Prima Donna Bride:

I know for a fact the Pantone of the Year impacts weddings because I got married in March of 2010, and the Pantone of the year for 2010 was Turquiose.

I wasn’t even aware of it at the time, but because the pantone of the year influences so many of the available options, I wound up with the dresses and cake below. Coincidence?  I think not.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kristi Burgess
    Feb 10, 2011 @ 15:47:05

    We painted this pink color in my daughter’s room. Three walls with one large window. She has a lot of white furniture. She picked it out and we called the color pinkalicious!


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