Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Honeysuckle-- the color of the year 2011- Fashion news Mother-Daughter Press

You may ask yourself why is everything in the store pink?

Wren singing in style-- "its honeysuckle
The word is Honeysuckle. 

Honeysuckle, the color (it's one color?), was selected as by Pantone (corporate authority on color) as the 2011 Color of the Year as well as the defining hue for spring 2011. Pantone's Color of the Year declarations have influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries including fashion, home and industrial design for more than 10 years.  This means everyone from the upscale to the lowscale-- designers of everything from clothes to sheets-- have incorporated the Honeysuckle hue into their spring 2011 lines.  

They say "Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor," and "The hue's uplifting effect is attributed to the fact that its mother color is red, the most 'physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.'"
If you dont work in the fashion industry and your color vocabulary is limited, by all means check out some color hype & try this
Describing the color honeysuckle- hype and hyperbole

Here are the first fashion industry drawings to pull us toward spring where we will be wearing ....

.... what sounds like a lot of pink....hope you look good in shades of honeysuckle. If all else fails wear the plant all over you. It is gorgeous, blooms are longlasting and includes every shade of red, purple and orange. Very rich.


Linda A. LaCroix said...

Hi Sharon,

"Honeysuckle-- the color of the year 2011"

--Beautiful Sharon ~

Gib Parrish said...


I just looooovvvved your fashion news and views for the upcoming season. I couldn't help chuckling as I read your tongue-in-check commentary on how Pantone defines the public's taste in fashion, marketing, and other visual spheres. The accompanying photos were lovely and nicely complemented the commentary.

Keep the engaging and amusing commentaries coming!