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Last week I spotted these gorgeous vintage horse ribbons at Jennifer Price‘s boutique inside SoLo. I just love the color palette, which reminds me of summer peaches.
When Pantone announced Honeysuckle as its pick for Color of the Year 2011 I will admit I was shocked. I was expecting either a pretty distressed metallic or a soft, romantic pink. Not 1980s rose. I am the first to say I am NOT a pink person, so I’m hoping 2011 goes by quickly if this is the dominant hue to come.
From the Pantone press release: “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®.
I say, bring back blue!
Eiseman goes on to say that Honeysuckle “may bring a wave of nostalgia” for spring and summer.
Personally, I think it brings a wave of mustiness — reminiscent of the dusty rose couch and tapestry pillows from the 80s in Mom & Dad’s basement, where you may be forced to live because you can’t find a job. Rather than being a nice escape from stress, like 2010’s pretty Turquoise (daydreams of beach vacays and escape from everyday woes), Honeysuckle brings you right back down to earth — or the basement apartment.
I don’t want to poo-poo the color entirely. It can look nice if paired with crisp palm or apple green — kind of a retro preppy vibe made modern by lots of white accents. I also see it paired with warm, romantic apricot, or a lovely soft metallic like champagne. For a cheerier look, pair it with beach glass turquoise. It would look pretty with navy blue, like one of my favorite flowers, the Anemone. But please, for me, PLEASE don’t pair it with forest green, mauve, cream, lace, rose patterns, or anything that reminds you of 1985. I don’t think I can take it.
We’ve just added eight new ink colors to the Delphine ink palette on our website! Introducing one of my favorites: APRICOT. It looks oh so lovely paired with “classic” Delphine inks:celedon green, ciel bleu, cantaloupe and sand. It’s so summery and beachy. But guess what? I’m working on a holiday card with the ink, too!I like the retro vibe the color palette has.
Photo in Delphine photo card (Holiday Rose) courtesy of Jessica Davis Photography.
Some of my favorite flavors of the summer include fraises du bois, apricot, fresh corn, and sweet mint (juleps, mojitos, tea…). And this long stripe graphic reminds me of those absurdly good frozen ice sticks that come in a clear plastic tube. Are those still around? What’s your favorite summertime flavor?