Every year, PANTONE® picks a “Color of the Year” that influences product development and purchasing decisions in several industries, including fashion, home, and industrial design.
2011’s winner is… Honeysuckle!
“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,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.
“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.”
“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits,” Eiseman continues. “Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going — perfect to ward off the blues. It derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.” (pantone.com)
Honeysuckle is guaranteed to produce a healthy glow when worn by men and women. It’s an eye-catching option for men’s shirts, ties, and sportswear, and for women’s apparel and accessories. And it can be a “dynamic burst of energy” when used to add flair in interior design.
In addition to 2010’s Turquoise, recent past colors of the year include:
- 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
- 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
- 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
- 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
- 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
- 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
- 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
- 19-1664 True Red (2002)
- 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
- 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)