2011’s Color Of The Year

2011’s Color Of The Year

The color experts at Pantone have declared Honeysuckle, or Pantone 18-2120 as being representative of 2011. What does it mean?

Dan Gould
  • 4 january 2011

The color experts at Pantone have released their pick for the “color of the year” for 2011, Pantone 18-2120. Also known as Honeysuckle, the company explains why it represents our current times:

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.”

Also interesting to note, is the trending colors from the past decade, and how they reflect what was happening in society.

2000: Cerulean

2001: Fuchsia Rose

2002: True Red

2003: Aqua Sky

2004: Tigerlily

2005: Blue Turquoise

2006: Sand Dollar

2007: Chili Pepper

2008: Blue Iris

2009: Mimosa

2010: Turquoise

Pantone:  “A Color for All Seasons”

[via Core 77 and Times Live]

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