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What's better than starting the new year with such a fun and vibrant colour? Honeysuckle is Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2011 and it's my favourite in awhile. Try as I might, I've never escaped my love for all things pink, and the great thing about this shade is it's wearability – blonde, brunette, black, white, anyone can pull off this colour (I personally love the fun clash of a red head wearing pink)
The shade itself – which is so hard to match in monitors (I used the Pantone swatch to create the 'Honeysuckle' graphic at the top of this post) isn't quite as sugary as these examples would give you, but it's the same family – the honeysuckle proper is a little more yellow toned resulting in a slightly more mature varation of the same thing. But hell, it's pink, wear it and love it!
New York fashion designers take on Honeysuckle:
Pantone describes the colour as being energizing "honeysuckle lifts spirits and imparts confidence to meet life's ongoing challenges" and we could all use a little of that this year, wouldn't you agree?!