* We walk to school and smell it at certain times of the year, that distinct fragrance that pulls us closer to the bushes and results in us sucking on stamens. Yes, you guessed it. Honeysuckle. Turns out that Pantone has named Honeysuckle the Color of the Year for 2011. The honeysuckle flower, in my experience, is white and yellow. Pantone’s celebrated honeysuckle, however, is pink. Turns out there are about 180 varieties of honeysuckle. Who knew?
* I’m not such a pink person, but I’m diggin’ the honeysuckle pink bathroom Get Going Girl features on its blog today (see photo at right).
*Remember when Mom always said, “Less is more”? She’s right (of course):
* You could add a splash of honeysuckle pink to your trendy touches from 2010 (when turquoise was Pantone’s color of the year), and 2009 (mimosa, which for Pantone was a yellow) if, trend-follower that you are, you’ve been on top of this for years (I found this photo here).
*The honeysuckle my daughter and I pass is white and has black berries during the winter. If you already have a turquoise wall from last year and a new addition coming in 2011, this would knock his or her little baby socks off! (I found the photo on a cute site named Wee Design.)
* Other 2011 colors-of-the-year include Vintage Wine (Benjamin Moore) and Citrus Yellow (ICI Dulux).
* Did someone say wine? If you’re collecting wine (you know, as a decor accent), then here’s a fun wine rack for you, made from recycled record albums (you can get it here on Etsy, for just $46). Talk about vintage!
* Want to bring some trendy colors into your home? See Kudzu for painters and interior decorators. See your old record collection for musical accompaniment–start with Colour My World by Chicago, circa 1977.