Sunday, January 30, 2011

Color of 2011 is....Honeysuckle!

'Pink is the color of romance and a friend tells me that the girl with the pink dress at the party is the one who is selected for each dance'

Alfred Carl Hottes

Each year the color gurus at Pantone pair up with top fashion designers to determine the hot colors of the year. This year, they have announced Honeysuckle as the color that would be most dominantly seen on the runways and collections of major designers.
Many people shy away from shades of pink because they fear it would come across as girly and immature or worse off it wouldn’t suit their skin tone but I think that couldn't be further from the truth. Talking about Honeysuckle in particular this shade has the depth and tone that would look good on all skin types from fair to olive to browns.                   

Shades of Honeysuckle can be used for an entire outfit from head to toe or used in smaller doses as eye catching accessories. For those hesitant about an entire pink outfit I suggest going for the shaded effect like the outfit in the picture below. By mixing it with white and the softer shades of pink the boldness of Honeysuckle is subdued and the end result is trendy and beautiful.
When it comes to accessories a bag or a pair of shoes in this bright hue can instantly lift an outfit. It pairs extremely well with blacks and grey so be sure to explore this possibility out.



However accessories arent only limited to bag and shoes. Honeysuckle can easily be incorporated in an outfit through jewellery, watches and even nail color!


   “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,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. 

Hence the time has come to paint the world pink ladies! :)