Pantone Spring Color Forecast 2011

December 10, 2010 | By | Comments (0)

I know it’s barely Christmas and I’m already in the mood for Spring! Each and every December I geek out a bit and crawl the Pantone website to see what their color of the year is scheduled to be for the new year. For 2011 it is Honeysuckle Pink which is fresh, energetic, young and works with so many different colors. Pink is the blush on your face, the flowers in your garden, the berries in your bowl. It’s what you get when you mix a dot of red with tons of white paint. And it’s hot for 2011. Here are the colors that you can expect to see in stores for Spring…

Pantone Spring 2011

Pantone Spring 2011

Pantone Spring 2011

If you are not familiar with Pantone, they are the global color authority for the fashion and home industry so when they say a color or palette will be hot, it’s not a guess — it’s a promise.

What do you think of Honeysuckle Pink as the color of the year for 2011? Last year was turquoise, which was a strong, solid color that was indeed a popular color trend. I’m happy to see this shade of pink chosen because I’ve already started to decorate my living room with hints of it, starting with the over-dyed vintage patchwork rug that I purchased in Istanbul last month and a Designers Guild pillow made from the Nabucco pattern in rose (both shown below).

New Pillow

Glimpse of my rug

If you’d like to learn more about their color palette for 2011, download this PDF — it is filled with color inspiration from some of today’s top fashion designers and why these colors inspired them for the upcoming Spring.

Have a nice weekend!

(images: pantone)