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Color of the Year - 2011 - Honeysuckle
Each year the world renowned authority on color, PANTONE®, chooses a color and identifies it as “The Color of the Year”. The color of the year for 2011 is Honeysuckle. It is described by Pantone as “a dynamic reddish pink... encouraging and uplifting... elevates our psyche beyond escape... instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges”. It truly is a beautiful, strong and vibrant color. I can see this color used on an accent wall, or to brighten and provide a surprise in a bathroom or child's room. If you are looking for color ideas to paint a room, Honeysuckle would definitely bring a lot of energy to your project.
I searched through some popular color references and fandecks to see if I could find paint colors that closely match Pantone's Honeysuckle. Remember, a color viewed on computer monitors only approximates the actual color therefore all decisions should be made after seeing the actual paint or at the very least a color sample card from your favorite paint dealer. You will see from the examples below the same color can be found from different paint manufacturers since one maker may produce paint for a variety of brands. These colors were chosen by visually comparing fandecks and online color viewers. They are shown here to help you more conveniently find paints similar in color to Honeysuckle. Pantone does sell paint if you want this exact color, it is available through Pantone.
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