Tuesday, March 29, 2011


until i became a blogger, i knew nothing about the color standardizing system for graphic design, fashion, interior design, paint, etc., or that one company - pantone - has been the global authority on it for almost fifty years.  needless to say, i'm still playing catch-up on my knowledge in this area.

pantone, with the help of designers, picks the top directional colors of each year, as well as one that rises above the rest.  by now many of you likely know that honeysuckle was selected as "color of the year" for 2011.  with spring now upon us, the color is popping up more and more, so i thought it was a good time to give it a closer look.

 {spring 2011 color palette, via pantone, read more about these colors here}

{fall 2011 color palette, via a little dash of ash, read more about these colors here}

 {designer sketches using honeysuckle, via pantone}

{celebs embracing honeysuckle, via a little dash of ash}

 {fashion + interior design inspiration, via seeing beauty}

 {perfect pairings with honeysuckle, via elements of style}

 {amazing pantone cookies by kim creative star}

{pantone mugs, via apartment therapy}

 {the pantone color of the year for the last decade plus, via the queue archive}

have you seen honeysuckle around lately?  keep your eyes peeled as we move further into the year!

xo. di.

*images as noted above


  1. great post! i pretty much adore this color!


  2. I never knew about any of this !! Thanks for my daily dose of new knowledge !! :) And, guess I loved last years color ! I'm kind of liking peapod and silver cloud this year ! :)

  3. thanks, ashley!

    julie, so glad you learned something new here :)


thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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