December 27, 2010 Katja Presnal

Pantone announced the color for 2011: Honeysuckle.

Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute explains why honeysuckle made the cut.

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. Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”

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Four quick & easy ways to incorporate honeysuckle in your home

1. ADD DECORATIVE WALL HANGING

The fastest way to change your room’s look is to hang a large wall hanging or fabric. I love how our home totally changed after we added the Marimekko fabric in our living room. Great Marimekko print with honeysuckle color is the Marimekko Keisarinna. Keisarinna is Finnish for “Empress” and this fabric displays the flower in all its regal glory.

2. LAMP THAT MAKES A STATEMENT

Many people like to keep lamps and light fixtures fairly neutral so it is easy to change the decorating around them without having to change the lamps every time. However a statement lamp can be a great focal point in your decorating. If you want some hot pink or honeysuckle color in your modern home – check out the Louis Poulsen Collage Pendant Lamp by Louise Campbell.

3. DECORATIVE PILLOWS

When you are ready to toss the winter pillows and cashmere throws out from your couch, consider adding a decorative pillow or two with hues of honeysuckle. Easiest and fastest way to quickly spice up the room, and can be very inexpensive too. The pillows pictured are by Kim Parker and Jonathan Adler

4. UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE

While upholstering your furniture isn’t inexpensive nor fast, but colorful upholstered furniture is an easy way to bring any color to your home. The chair pictured is by Lorts. Faster and cheaper alternative is to use sofa or arm chair covers.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comment (1)

  1. Naomi

    I’m going to go old school on this trend and just leave a bottle of Pepto-Bismol on the counter. I like pink but color of the year seems a bit much!
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