Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy Pink New Year!

New Year’s Day is one of my favorite days of the year. One January 1, two words are stuck in my head all day - fresh start. This year, to help inspire new beginnings Pantone has picked Honeysuckle as the color for 2011: “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.”

Every room should have a dash of verve and vigor. This doesn’t mean you need to toss everything out that’s turquoise and swap it with honeysuckle, but there are easy ways to add a little pop of pink.

Maybe with this Jonathan Adler pillow.

Or perhaps a Robert Abbey double gourd lamp.

Look to style magazines not to replicate their looks but to be inspired. Find something you like from an article and add it to your own. Pantone intends this when they forecast a color trend . You don’t have to rush out and buy pink wallpaper, but if you did this is stunning!

Buckets of Honeysuckle paint for LOTS of verve and vigor.

This color makes me happy and wanting more. If I meet someone new who is wearing pink, I know there is something about that person I’m going to like. I get that same vibe when I walk into a room with pink: “This is a place I want to spend some time in.”

As we head into 2011, be courageous, confident and vital, just like Honeysuckle. A brave new color for a brave new year, let this color’s bold spirit infuse you, lift you and carry you through 2011.

How can you resist that? Happy New Year!