Latest Articles from our Partners

Honeysuckle Pink is Color of 2011!

Honeysuckle delivers a tropical punch to a color-starved home...

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 2011. The color is bright without being bold; reflecting a brighter outlook on the future.

Pantone is the color planner for all kinds of graphic, architectural and fashion designers and they have selected this Hot Pink hue, named Honeysuckle, as their color of the year.

Pantone is fabulous at its job, traveling all over the world to find new colors, subtleties, and textures that can change tones just enough to give things a whole new feeling.

“Pink can say a lot. I like to pair hot pink with cinnamon brown; it becomes seductive. Bright pink mixed with oranges and purples is always a fun match.” —Eve Robinson, Designer 

A South Beach Splash of a Front Door

Row of pink cottages
Row of 'Honeysuckle' Cottages in Oceanside, California

A boudoir sham adds unusual luxury to a simple chair. -

Supa pink!
1960s style items at the Alameda Flea Market in California.

Last year's Pantone color of  Turquoise was selected because of its calming effect. "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.”

Rental Cottages along the beach in Capitola

Rental Cottages in Capitola, California

Candlesticks gain instant stardom when featured in Hot Pink -

New Orleans - Garden District "Little pink houses for you and me."

New Orleans - Garden District "Little pink houses for you and me."

Eiseman continues, “The intensity of this festive reddish pink allures and engages. In fact, this color, not the sweet fragrance of the flower blossoms for which it was named, is what attracts hummingbirds to nectar. Honeysuckle may also bring a wave of nostalgia for its associated delicious scent reminiscent of the carefree days of spring and summer.”

Pops of Honeysuckle Pink add upbeat character to this beach house -

How to use Honeysuckle in Home Interiors - Honeysuckle is upbeat and dynamic when used on large areas like the entry area of a house or an apartment. By using on dining room walls it offers an appetite and conversation stimulant to the area.  Adding Honeysuckle place mats, towels, candles and glasses are an easy way to create a bit of fun in the kitchen. 

If Honeysuckle is a bit too bold to use as paint on your old kitchen cabinets then how about painting your knobs and pulls in this addictive hue.  Add a lively flair to interior spaces with Honeysuckle patterned pillows, bedspreads, small appliances and tabletop accessories.

Staple fabric onto wood stretchers or frame vintage doilies. -

Design with a "South Beach" Splash!

Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Honeysuckle for a dynamic burst of energy in the family room, kitchen or hallway. 

My pink wall
Honeysuckle Dining Room Wall adds pizzaz!

Honeysuckle Pink delivers feel-good emotion in the same way that a flower blooms, one layer at a time.  

Happy Pink Saturday & Happy New Year!


  1. Beautiful!! I love it :) Hugs from Anette in Norway :)

  2. I liked the color of last year much better....turquoise!!!
    I guess i'll have to learn to love pink:)

    Happy New Year!

  3. Love that pink!!

    Happy New Year!!


  4. A splash of that honeysuckle pink in any room would surely make you smile. I read about this year's color just the other day. I should wear it more often as I have always been told it's a great color on me. Thanks for this fabulous post. Happy Pink Saturday and a very Happy New Year.

  5. Beautiful thank you for sharing...
    Happy Pink New Year!

  6. I love this color! It makes me so happy! I've heard it's THE color in spring fashions this year.

    Wishing you a blessed and happy New Year!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  7. Pretty, fun and uplifting! Just what I need to see on a cold January 1st! Happy New Year!!

    Susan and Bentley

  8. Happy New Year!

    So nice to meet you..I love your blog.
    I also think Pantone picked the appropriate
    color for 2011. We need this dose of energy
    to overcome the way our state of the economy is and the stress it has caused.

    Thanks so much for visiting me today!

    Embellish Your Life,
    Stephanie ♥

  9. How very interesting! Love this punch of brilliant color!

  10. Happy New year all.
    I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. Thanks for your posts. I am now a follower here. I will be back. :-)

  11. What beautiful photos. Happy Pink New Year.

  12. Now this was a HOT PINK POST!

    Loved the photos. Happy PINK New Year!


  13. vERY INspiring photos. Love pink in all variations. Happy New Year.

  14. Gorgeous post! Happy New Year!!!

  15. I was captivated when I discovered Pantone colors years ago. Much as I like all white, I can never resist a splash of color! Honeysuckle is a perfect Pink Saturday color. I love all the examples you give! Thanks for visiting.
    Happy New Year,

  16. I just love this post! So inspiring, makes me want to add more pink (honeysuckle pink to be exact) to my home!

    xo Linda

  17. Wow, I wasn't sure about this colour in home decor, but now I can see it can be a great accent colour. I like to combination with darker tones like brown.

    Thank you for your comment on our blog. Nantucket is amazing. Hope you can visit Cape Cod one day.


  18. This color is a little bit to bold for me. I think for a few accent pieces it would be okay though.

  19. what is the exact name of the honeysuckle pink paint in the dining room picture? what brand?

  20. The dining room paint color is called Happiness and is from Flexa (a company in the Netherlands).


Thanks for visiting us, we would love to hear what you think - - Have a beachy day!

**We love to reply to your comment, so please make sure your profile shows your email address, it makes it much easier! :O)

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.