Posts Tagged ‘Pantone’

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According to the experts at Pantone, some of the color trends for 2012 will be more dramatic and vibrant than we’ve seen in a long time. We’re heading into a world of color. Yeah!  And I can’t tell you how happy this makes me.

If you’ll remember, the color of the year was Honeysuckle Rose.

According to Pantone, Honesuckle Rose will continue to appear in most colour stories throughout the Fall of 2011 and into 2012. And one of the color stories caught my attention more than the others.  “Back to the Fuschia”, includes hot pinks, purples, reds, orange and jewel tone peridot as a contrast.

Here are some inspiring pictures to get your imagination going:

Betsy Johnson’s NY loft

Stay tuned in as I reveal the only place in Toronto to get your color fix!


Images courtesy of Google images.


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Here it is folks!

The colour we’ve been waiting for.  As dubbed by the experts at Pantone – Honeysuckle is the colour of year for 2011

“A Vibrant, Energetic Hue”

“A Color for All Seasons. Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.”

I have only one t-shirt that’s pink and that’s only because I liked the saying on it “Well Behaved Women, Rarely Make History” Laurel Thatcher Urlich.   And you can guess that nowhere in my decor will you see a pinkish hue.  But I totally love Honeysuckle and that’s because it has a bit of an edginess for a pink.  Don’t you think?

And I won’t hesitate to use it my work.  I can see it paired with grey and silver for a masculin look or with greens and blues for a youthful, fun look.  Ohh… so yummy that would be.

It’s a colour that allows you to have fun.  Here’s to a fun year for 2011!


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Colour – Fall Harvest

Aah! Can you smell the air?  The fresh, crisp scent of dying leaves, someone’s fireplace, and a hint of winter snow…  These were the scents I smelled this weekend. I longed to be up north and see the start of the turning of leaves.

This one beautiful maple tree on my street was the first in the neighbourhood to turn. And this weekend I noticed the leaves were starting to fall off the branches.

I love the Autumn season.  Not just because it’s my birthday but also because of the harvest colours and how they inspire me to change things up in the house.

Here is the colour palette I made this weekend:

Whether it’s a display of gourds and pumpkins or an arrangement of sunflowers, bring this season into your home as quickly as you can before it’s over!

This week Nicola shares how we can bring summer into our homes.


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