Fashion and Honeysuckle – What Do They Have In Common?

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Fashion and honeysuckle are not two words you would normally see together, so what do they have in common? Pretty much everything once the year 2011 hits. ‘Honeysuckle’ has already been deemed the most fashionable color of 2011 by the Pantone Color Institute.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: A model walks the runway of the Badgley Mischka Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 14, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

For those of you wondering what exactly the hue of Honeysuckle is, Honeysuckle is a festive reddish pink. Fashion and Honeysuckle actually go quite well together: Honeysuckle was chosen as the most fashionable color of 2011 because Pantone feels that 2011 will be the year of courage and confidence. Pantone feels these two qualities will be best represented by shades of red and pink, therefore, Honeysuckle fits the bill perfectly, as it is a combination of both.

Leatrice Eisemen, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, says “The intensity of this festive reddish pink allures and engages. In fact, this color, not the sweet fragrance of the flower blossoms for which it was named, is what attracts hummingbirds to nectar. Honeysuckle may also bring a wave of nostalgia for its associated delicious scent reminiscent of the carefree days of spring and summer.”

Well, if hummingbirds are attracted to the color of Honeysuckle, it seems natural that people would attract to it as well. In terms of fashion and Honeysuckle, the reddish-pink shade stands out against darker colors (navy, brown, and dark gray) and also compliments green, orange and yellow. Wearing a shirt or dress in honeysuckle will exude fun and confidence. Honeysuckle is one color, however, that you should avoid wearing with black.

During Fashion Week, Badgley Mischka’s collection was among those that made use of a lot of this Honeysuckle color. Badgley Mischka’s designers said the Honeysuckle hue compliments all different skin tones, which is great – it’s a color everyone should be able to incorporate into their wardrobe.

Honeysuckle is also a hue that should work year-round. Pair it with darker colors in the early and late months of 2011, and for the spring and summer, have a nice bright energetic look by pairing Honeysuckle with crisp whites.

Fashion and Honeysuckle are not limited to your clothes, though. The color is sure to dominate in home décor as well. Any color that appears in nature, such as Honeysuckle, is sure to look great in your home. So, don’t play it safe and buy honeysuckle flowers – instead, be bold, like the color, and try painting a wall in a Honeysuckle color. Not feeling quite that bold? Some throw pillows on a brown or white couch would also exude that you have confidence in your decorating abilities.

“The reddish-pink shade lights a fire to your senses and revs you up,” says Leatrice Eiseman. Perhaps you can light a fire with some fashion and honeysuckle in the bedroom…some sheets or pillows for the bed, or a nightie in the shade come to mind.

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