Every year, the good people at Pantone pull together color experts from around the world to predict design trends and to select the Color of the Year.
2010 Color of the Year: Turquoise
2011 Color of the Year: Honeysuckle
While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.
Yeah yeah yeah….elevate the psyche and all that is swell. Problem is: honeysuckle is white. Maybe cream. Even yellow, maybe. NOT PINK.
Should this bother me? No. Does this bother me? Yes. In fact it bothers me to the point that I have avoided using this pink-lemonade like color the last month just because I am irked.
IRKED I tell you!
And that’s too bad. It’s a nice color. I love me some pink. And yes, technically, honeysuckle comes in a variety of colors, including pink, so I really have no right to be annoyed. But I am . I am annoyed and anxious to fix the problem.
So today, I want to give this color a new name. Doesn’t mean anyone will ever use it in an official capacity, but come on, let’s have some fun! What shall we name it?
Here, I’ll start a list–you chime in some ideas in the comments. Let’s do this!
Revenge of the 80’s
Mamie Eisenhower’s Underpants
Milk Punch Romance
Carol Channing Pink
PS: Anyone share my fixation on color names, read this earlier post.