Easing into Honeysuckle

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Yes, it's the color of the year for 2011 - and oh yes, we do love it!  The question is - what do we do with it? Do you plan to incoroporate this dynamic color into your home? I know I will, but most likely in small doses.

Pillow from Rie Elise Larson



Honeysuckle dot cocktail napkins found here



Strut console table in Watermelon from BluDot




I've seen these sweet tables everywhere lately.  They're from Oomph but would be easy to duplicate with spraypaint.



Here's another simple spraypaint project.  Beautiful against that chocolate wall, yes? Image from Apartment Therapy



Layer on a fuzzy throw in Honeysuckle.  Done.  Also from Apartment Therapy.



And for those who are willing to throw caution to the wind, here's a luxe chair done up in pink velvet. Yummygood.



Honeysuckle for you?


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26 comments:

Sharon @ Real Estate Resuscitation said...

I believe I am going to skip honeysuckle this year and stick w/ last years turquoise.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I love it! Explains why I've been seeing it all over the place for the past few days. It goes with so many colors, can't wait to see how everybody uses it. Perhaps I'll make some jewelry this color.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Well salmon pink is as far as I will go and that was pushing it.

Kathysue said...

Kim what is so funny is I have had honeysuckle or watermelon in my family room for over 6 years and I am tired of it. It is only in a floral pattern on a natural linen sofa and in a small check in a reading chair. I also have it in some of my art, but I am tired of it and want a change. It comes in and I am wanting to throw it out!!! too funny!! Kathysue

PS I love all the images of how you would like to use it subtly. The first pillow is really beautiful. I know how ever you choose to display it,it will be chic and classy.

theLENNOXX said...

I love this year's color, it's a particularly beautiful shade of pink. Not too bold, very sweet but not childish. Love the inspiration you posted, especially the pink mirror frame!

xo Linda

monkeygrasshill said...

I love the color, but agree with you in small doses. your first photo of the pillow is perfect! I prefer to wear pink.

Julie

Style Attic said...

WELL, I've got 2 amazing chairs that I'm going to restore and attempt to reupholster MOISELF! Honeysuckle could play a part in the fabric roll perhaps!! This was very convincing :) !!!!! XO, Kelly

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

I agree...small doses! I love honeysuckle pink...but next year the color will be different...so I am all about small doses of it! Take care, Caroline

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Love It...and agree in small doses. Great examples here and I especially love that mirror!

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Oh I am so going to bring this color in my home somewhere! It will be in small doses, but I'm bringing it nontheless!

kayce hughes said...

I love the color and almost wish it wasn't the "it" color of the year.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I'm so wanting to have the opportunity to go there! I'm hoping I have a client that loves it as much as me, but as I said in my blog post this week, I've got a guest room I can use! I have alot of orange in my house, so I think the combo of orange and pink could be fun. We'll see!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Hello! I like the image where the color was just used to paint the mirror. Maybe because that is an easy update and it is used sparingly. I really like softer colors so this is probably a little bright for me personally, but I think in the right space in small doses it would be ok.

Angela Duke said...

How do we know that 2011 is going to be a fabulous year?? Because how could it not be with Honeysuckle as the color of the year..this happens to be my favorite shade of my favorite color.
Love this post!!
Angela

Jenny Castle Design said...

We all need a touch of pink in our space - thanks for the inspiration!

SHERRY HART said...

I want me some honeysuckle!!! So happy and fresh for spring. But...that means I will have to change something :)

Dovecote Decor said...

Pantone is fantastic for their descriptions of the abstract. Honeysuckle is the color/cocktail/horoscope of the year. Stick to their writing skills, and toss a honeysuckle pillow and be done with it. The important thing for all of us is what do we love??
Best,
Liz

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

I love it in small doses, used as an accent. Great examples!

Splendid Sass said...

Love these images, Kim! The pops of pink throughout are gorgeous.
Hope your new year is going well.
Teresa
xoxo

Mona Thompson said...

You are so right, we all do love it, but do we want it? A child's room? Absolutely. As an accent in very neutral space? Probably. As an entire living or dining room? Absolutely not. Could it be fabulous? Yes. Would you tire of it quickly? Yes.

Belle Inspirations said...

Gorgeous colour, I have just found your lovely blog and am now a happy follower, I also have a blog so please visit sometime and maybe you too can follow me and i'll send some inspiration your way. Can't wait for the colour honeysuckle to hit the shops!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

I think I will probably pass on this color. It might be a little to bold for my taste. It's a pretty color just maybe not for me.

casey at loft and cottage said...

I adore this color; it's so happy and delicious. Would love to bring it in, but afraid it won't work with what I have. We shall see...

A Perfect Gray said...

Kim, thanks so much for your lovely comment.I really appreciate your thinking of me...

I think that pink mirror from AT would do nicely for me!

Kim, wishing you a wonderful New Year. Thanks again and love, donna

Tammy@InStitches said...

I have a feeling it will be popping up somewhere in my home, I love it ! So happy I found your blog, it's lovely.

walrus studio said...

Love this post!! I'm crazy about the Oomph table, it's super cute!