Monday, February 21, 2011

Honeysuckle Pink ~ Color of the Year 2011

"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most." John Ruskin

This year Pantone has chosen Honeysuckle Pink as the color of the year! 
It is a festive contemporary burst of color and a reminder that summer is on it's way. This warm reddish pink is described as optimistic & positive, uplifting our spirit to handle the challenges of everyday life. 

It is a stimulating color that will brighten and energize your home or your wardrobe when used as an accent color on walls, accessories, clothing or jewelry.  It's a joyful shade that looks great on everyone.

Leatrice Eiseman, color specialist and executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said, “It’s not quite as hot as a hot pink, it has slight coral-ly undertones, which gives it some warmth. It’s what a lot of people find appealing.”

Pink conveys compassion and an open heart and is a soothing color on physical, mental and emotional levels.  It is calming, reducing stress while increasing relaxation and also heals grief and sadness.  It's associated with caring, nurturing, peace and kindness.

In Feng Shui, Pink is believed to increase relaxation and is the universal color of Love.

Its gentle and delicate feng shui vibrations have a proven soothing effect on one's behavior. You could almost say that, as a feng shui color, Pink literally soothes the heart and fills it with love!

If you love pink then this is your year to express it in clothing, jewelry and around your home or office. Pair it with aqua and orange for an exotic inspired combo or with turquoise and yellow and add a neutral like sand or white. I will be experimenting with this coral rose combined with greens, blues and purples for Spring and Summer Jewelry. Stay tuned...
Live Happy and Enjoy!

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