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Make way for "Honeysuckle" this spring

Last year, Pantone's color of the year was turquoise.  This year, turquoise moves over (but doesn't completely retire) to make way for honeysuckle.  Fashion Trendsetter reports that honeysuckle lifts the spirits and emboldens us for the trials of life.  I sure hope it's true.  I really like this color, even though it's one that I would probably never wear.  Nonetheless, a lot of people will be wearing this color, in their clothing and even more so in their makeup.  We'd be foolish to ignore the trend in our jewelry-making plans if we plan to sell what we make!     

Leatrice Eiseman reports:
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. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.

“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,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”
Here is a link to the rest of the Pantone palette prediction for Spring 2011, complete with a link to the pdf file. 

And here is a recent post that gives some advice on stones that match the color palette!

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Anna Lear said…
Thank you for the link to the article; it helps a lot! I love the palette but have been working in jewel tones and earth tones for a long time -- probably will stick with those, but it's definitely cool to try new things.
Cyndi L said…
Sometimes I just modify a bit to introduce a few of the newer colors into my work, Anna...but mostly I stick with my own faves too :-)
Connie G. said…
I love Honeysuckle! I also like Turquoise and enjoy wearing both - just not necessarily at the same time. Thanks for sharing this info!