Thursday, January 6, 2011

Honeysuckle: The Color of 2011

Last year was turquoise and this year we're onto Honeysuckle; a fun and bright colored pink! I love color so I'm excited about this color for 2011. Here's another resolution for you: bring more pink into your life! Many people shy away from a pink in their homes because it can be seen as unsophisticated and girly but I think that couldn't be further from the truth. Hit it...

I think people are scared of pink sometimes because they're afraid that it won't match with everything else in the room. This room by Amanda Nisbet certainly proves that this isn't so! She has browns in that gorgeous rug and oranges in the drapery and a yellow sofa. This looks incredible without looking like a Lilly Pulitzer dress threw up all over a room (not that that would be bad...).

Ahhh Jamie Drake, my color idol. He uses pink nearly everywhere to make this traditional and geometric bedroom. I adore the pillow cases with a simple pink border and that lamp is gorgeous. It reminds me of Vaughan gourd lamps...

Here is a much brighter pink as the backsplash for this sitting room by Amanda Nisbet. Color in the back of a bookcase is a must.

Nothing is bolder than this. A brilliant pink vintage sofa up against a bright blue wall? I love it. From MFAMB. This feels so fresh and especially with the little pop of yellow flowers off to the right.

Here is a softer version of it with this gorgeous fabric. I wish I knew who made it but it certainly stands out among all the soft neutrals in this space. Photo from Farrow and Ball.

Kathryn Ireland created this stunning fabric filled bedroom with different bright pinks and pink paint up to the chair rail.

This honeysuckle pink throw is used as a table runner on the upholstered ottoman. What a fun rug--is it part of this collection at ABC Carpet? These bright elements help to brighten up an otherwise soft room. Room designed by Deborah Lloyd found in Lonny Mag.

As you know, fashion always follows interior design (they just want to be like us). How adorable is this pink pom pom scarf?! It's from Kate Spade and is hand knitted by a woman in Bosnia as part of their Hand in Hand (created by Deborah Lloyd!) partnership with Women for Women International. A good cause and a cute scarf. Done and done.

I secretly think that Pantone just loved my new background of my blog so they changed it a little and made it color of the year! But seriously, pink, honeysuckle, faded salmon color--whatever you want to call it--is fun and whats the point if something isn't fun and its just "nice"? Agreed? What do you guys think about this choice?

ALSO, bt dubs, I MAY OR MAY NOT be having a give-away coming up so stay on me!

Alicia B.


Raina Cox said...

I have this picked out in the "Poppy" color for a corner of our kitchen:

Now if only $1000 would fall out of the sky. ;)

Emily Amy Gallery said...

Honeysuckle eh? I guess I could be OK with that, although I have never really been a pink person. I do love Kathy Ireland's room though, not surprising!

Alicia B. Designs said...

Raina--good choice, I love poppy! I often find myself wishing that $1000 would fall from the sky... :)

Emily-I used to be SUCH a pink person but I've expanded. It's such a fun color and there are so many options!


Jennifer Nicole said...

Hi! Just found your blog and love this post :) Great images...excited to follow along!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Whatever you want to call it...I'm in love! It's going to be a great year!

m ^..^

Air Purifier said...

I didn't know 'honeysuckle' was a pink color...I guess I thought it'd be yellowish, lol. I'm not a big fan of pink but I like the way it's incorporated into some of the rooms. I think I'd prefer to wear it than have it as decor. My roommate loves pink though, so I'll have to show her some of these ideas.