The 2011 Color of the Year is....Honeysuckle!
by Margie Deeb
Last year the color of the year was a refreshing, relaxing Turquoise, which you can read about in the February 2010 Margie's Muse.
This year it is Honeysuckle, a delicious, alluring pink. The saturation is rich and the color warm and inviting. Here's what Pantone® says about it on their website:
"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. 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. 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."
Color by Margie Deeb - Color of the Year...Honeysuckle
Designer - Tammy Johnsen
Local Bead Group - Bead Society of New Mexico
Bead Seller - Bead Haven