Friday, June 3, 2011

Head Over Heels: Honeysuckle Summer Style

It was announced in December that Honeysuckle was Pantone's official color of 2011. Since then, I have slowly seen more and more Honeysuckle showing up in fashion and home decor, especially now that the weather is warming up. 

They described Honeysuckle as a "captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues; the intensity of this festive reddish pink allures and engages. Honeysuckle may also bring a wave of nostalgia for its associated delicious scent reminiscent of the carefree days of spring and summer.”

Indeed!  Honeysuckle is the perfect vibrant color for summer style. I had so much fun pulling together this group of Honeysuckle hued items for home and fashion that I am Head Over Heels for it this summer.

Fun, bright, upbeat and stylish right?   It screams summertime!  I am dying to get my hands on that cute dress from the Gap ASAP!  Perfect for summer parties.  I also need to get that croquet and bocce ball set from Target, the price is a steal and we love yard games in the summer!  Ideally I'd like to buy everything I just featured, but I think my hubby might have a problem with that amount of spending (he-he).

Which items were you HOH's for?


Are you starting to see this color everywhere too?

I'll have an update on our tornado home repair and recovery tomorrow! There is a least one bit of good news so far!  Have a fun weekend everyone!

Be sure to stop by next Friday to see what I am Head Over Heels for next! 

* Here is a little background info on Pantone as well if you are unfamiliar*
Pantone is the the world-renowned authority on color.  Pantone's founder created an innovative system for identifying, matching and communicating colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color matches in graphic arts. This led to the innovation of the Pantone Matching System, a book of standardized color in fan format.  Simply put, using the Pantone system  means the Honeysuckle color you use -on say a pillow- will match back to anything else (made by someone else) with that Honeysuckle Pantone formula... Perhaps it's not entirely simply put after all?  It is how companies allow for color consistency between products. There you go!

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  1. I want the dress, the shoes, all of it! Love that color for summer, it's so cheerful and goodness, we could all use more cheer in our lives, right!? Great post, Carla!

  2. I very much love this color too. And I am quite impressed that you do too! I think you've confessed in the past that you're not a big fan of those bolder colors. Dare I say you might eventually like green and orange soon too? ;)

  3. These are fabulous! I'm loving that pink outdoor seating table set. Enjoy the wonderful weekend, Kellie xx

  4. Ha, yes Lauren, I might soon be changing my mind on green :) stay tuned... I don't know what has come over me!

  5. Ooh, I'll take the glasses, makeup and outdoor dining set. I love honeysuckle pink. In fact, I was ahead of the curve on this one since I started painting things this shade of pink a year ago when we moved into this house. Currently the arch between my kitchen and living room and one of my living room chairs are painted honeysuckle. My goal is to eventually get the insides of my cupboards painted, too, but that project's pretty low on the list.

  6. Hi Carla! We are so thrilled that you joined us this week for Inspiration Friday!! I had to laugh because I just saw that Old Navy skirt in a magazine and fell in love with the color and pattern. I think it is a sign that I MUST go buy it now, huh? :-) Everything about those pieces just scream summer and we are so glad you linked this up!


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