Happy first Friday of 2011!!! 🙂 Hope you all had a great week! For this week’s Flavors to Follow I wanted to start it off with the 2011 color of the year, Honeysuckle (picked by Pantone)! This is so exciting because pink if my absolute all-time favorite color!!! Yellow and grey are my faves too but those are only recent faves haha. Honeysuckle, is a reddish-pink that is encouraging, uplifting and as I like to describe it “big girl pink”! I think this color would go well with blacks, greys, browns as well as darker green tones, don’t you? WellI’ve scoured the web and found some perfectly honeysuckle finds for you to swoon over!
1 Bedroom designed by Grant K. Gibson seen on Creamy Life
2 Chaise Louis XV Jacob chair seen on Dodeline Design
3 Valentine Crochet Heart Garland made by BobbiLewin found by Mandipidy
4 Essie nail polish in Fiesta
5 Lovely long bridesmaid dress from Dessy
6 Abstract watercolor greeting card by Chic Geek Designs
7 Inna flats by Simply Soles seen on Dedicated Follower of Fashion
8 Mini Chalkboard sold by The Door Stop
9 Wesley Purse made by So Cute It Hurts
Don’t forget to enter the FOUR GIVEAWAYS going on right now!!! You could win two beautiful prints from City of Blackbirds, a mustard headband from Maie Dae, a Polaroid pocket mirror and postcard set from OPB Studios, or a cowl in your favorite color from Holly Knitlightly!!
Pantone has been on a roll! Their last three colors of the year (honeysuckle, turquoise, and mimosa) have been absolute favorites of mine. I think I immediately have to go out and get the Essie nail polish, it’s such a gorgeous color!
I used to hate any color that was close to pink. My mom has been trying to get me to wear pink for years. She bought me a pink iPod, a pink watch, pink dresses, and almost got me a pink bag. Eventually I forced myself to buy pink outfits and getting into the habit of liking the color.
I actually like this honeysuckle color. On my skin, it probably won’t be very flattering (an eyesore to whoever is unfortunate enough to see me LOL) but I’d love it on accessories!
I have personally always been a fan of this color! I am a feminist whose guilty pleasure is pink. 🙂 I love to pair it with an antique gold or black and white or teal/turquoise for my little niece. Depends on how I am feeling and what look I am going for. That’s the great thing about this color, it is so versatile! you can make it sophisticated, chic, fun, classy or just plain adorable! Great post!
i’m definitely a fan of honeysuckle and love most anything pink 🙂 would pair this color with purple or yellow or gold.
I am in LOVE with that shade of pink!! I would totally pair it with an aqua, and waybe throw in some white. hehe! 🙂
For some reason I thought honeysuckle was yellow, oh dear. I love it though so vibrant.
Ah yeh I’m a real fan of this colour. Pink is my fave colour for sure.
That crochet garland is sweet. And I adore those shoes! Wow! Such a great colour. Love the Essie nail polish too. I love all the pretty shades. x
Ooh that is one nice shade of pink! I’m big pink fan (in case you haven’t noticed from my blog hehe) and I just adore it in it’s really luscious shades like this one 🙂
I kind of like it!! I’d pair it with creams and browns? hmm..
Thats honeysuckle is the perfect shade of pink and i’m loving those pumps xo
Ya know I am not a huge fan of pink really, and this to me kind of looks like pepto bismol…..if you were to put it on your wall. However, I like it as a nail polish or accessory :).
Have a great weekend sweet Sandy!
LOVE this color…..just what a dingy cold winter needs to wake us up….great post hunnie:)
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I only like pink in small doses, so I’d probably go for the honeysuckle nail polish 😉
Oh my! Thank you so much for using my card!!! This is my favorite color too!! I can’t paint without it!! Haha. 🙂 Love what you have pulled together!!
sucha beautiful color! and that dress is impressive!
Oh, I looove the honeysuckle! It’s such a sweet & lovely shade of pink. Liking the nailpolish, shoes & purse a whole lot!
I think it’s perfectly lovely!
Great finds!! I’m definitely coming around to honeysuckle but I still can’t stopping thinking about yellow buds when I hear the name! I would definitely pair it with different shades of grey and even black.
im in love with this shade! so cheery!
I am saying a very enthusiastic yes to that dress. I don’t know if I’ll be using this color for large scale operations, but smaller accents definitely. That just feels more right to me.
I’ve been in love with this shade all last year! I think it works great with any color – navy, bright yellow, kelly green, gray, black, light pink, etc.
Ah!! I love it. Big Girl Pink it is 🙂 I would pair it with gray for sure. Imagine the possibilities. That heart garland is all mine too. Thanks for sharing Sandy! xo
I love it! I am actually using the color for an invitation and I’m thinking of pairing with with green or yellow!
Your blog is super cute! andddd I love your hair clips in your shop!!
I’m drooling over all that pink! Love love love it!!
yayyy! i adore this color and your finds are gorgeous — i love that heart garland, let’s get ready for valentine’s day!
i’m SO happy to this is as your flavors to follow!!! this color trend is a winner all around. i’ve already used it in one of my projects! head to pantone’s FB page for a giveaway for their fab mugs!!! 🙂
I think honeysuckle is a great choice for 2011 and would pair it with gold or gray. Happy Friday!
hm. i yet cannot really make friends with honeysuckle. i’m still in love with the turquoise of last year though i find it fits totally well together. honeysuckle with turquoise. don’t you think? i imagine a turquoise ballerinas, white pants and a honeysuckle shirt. perfect summer outfit!
Heck yes! Gorgeous color! Anything pink is right up my alley!
i love the layout of your blog super cute!
What a beautiful color!!! I LOVE that banner and that nail polish!! Happy first Friday of 2011!!!!
when they announced, my first thought was, but i wore honeysuckle ALL 2010! crap!
love the essie. gorgeous.
My eyes just went crazy!!! Loving all the pink!!!!! 🙂
I ould totally pair honeysuckle with gray or with coffee brown. The thing with brown is that it goes with EVERY colour. And it just brings out the colour!
But pink is my favourite colour too. Baby pink.
Happy 1st Friday of 2011.
i want that bedroom and bed!
Ah my word! Such a gorgeous color!! ♥
The heart garland is too adorable! I think I like this color in moderation, but I’m not really big on pink. Little splashes of it here and there could be pretty though. I also like the framed chalkboard. I have been meaning to make some of those forever.
Yay! I love honeysuckle too and was so happy it’s 2011’s color! 🙂 Love your blog!
That is a great color! It makes me want to repaint all the rooms in my house!
Actually, I’ve been dying for a magenta kitchen but I might have to switch to honeysuckle!!!
Thank you for the mention, Sandy! You know that I love honeysuckle, right? :). Happy weekend, doll!
oh you know that i LOVE pink, but this shade of pink is to die for!
CUTE! not a big fan of pink.. but this really puts it in a different perspective for me 😉 Happy weekend friend! Are you going to have some time to get together when you come into town? Let’s go to the flea market!! xo, danni
Thanks for the mention, girlie! In general pink isn’t one of my favorites, but thanks to you it just might be growing on me! :]
you are just too cute and too sweet!! it was my pleasure to enter the giveaway! i just hope that i WIN!!! ♥
and ps. i’m in LOVE with picture #1. i love the zebra print in combination with the hot pink and green! so pretty!!
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Pink makes everything more cheery…I love the shoes!
Oooh! I love it! I want to paint my toes that color right now! I’d pair it with great yellow or a green.
personally, i LOVE honeysuckle! What is better than pink? not much, i assure you! LOVE love love that nail polish…favorite brand!
Yes YES definitely a fan of honeysuckle!! And pink is my top favorite color too!! So glad we have that in common. 🙂 I would pair this color with cream. 🙂 These items are soo gorgeous and lovely!! Such eye candies! Thanks so much for including my little wesley purse! Have a lovely merry happy weekend sweet friend! Love to you!
OMG! So cute!
It’s such a beautiful color! I’m pretty sure I have that Essie nailpolish too 🙂
oooooh pretty!! and im not a huge fan of pink but im loving all of this. maybe cuz i love it’s name – honeysuckle!!
happy weekend, friend!!
So so very pretty! I love this colour and am so happy Pantone chose a bright and positive colour this year. I love your picks Sandy, esp Essie. Essie makes me happy. lol!
big girl pink is a good description. i think it would look great with a pretty pastel peach. love all of your honeysuckle picks. hope you’re having a good weekend.
Such a cute post! Love all the pink <33
This is so cool! I love this 🙂 I would definitely pair it with white or creme.
Sandy – I love honeysuckle! I think it looks pretty with mustard yellow or gray. That lacy mustard bow you have in your shop would look gorgeous with honey suckle.
Also, I LOVE that Essie nail color.
Your blog is simply lovely!! 🙂 xo
I love all your honeysuckle picks!! And I’m a huge fan–I think it would look great with navy.
OMG love honeysuckle!!
ummm…my brain wheels are TURNING.
Honeysuckle is just so pretty but I dont think I can wear them, my skin is just too dark for honeysuckle:-(
I love that color–can’t wait to add some to my closet;)
oooh~! i love pink! i’m surprised they picked pick because i was sure it was going to be green… or was that last year’s pantone color? ok, i think i might be confusing myself… ha! love the honeysuckle inspirations!
I LOVE that color! i just learned about pantone colors last semester in the college class I took. Love the color and someone should give me those shoes lol
Ooh honeysuckle is so beautiful! Love all the pictures that reflect the pretty color 🙂
loving the color..i am inspired!!
This inspiration board is absolutely gorgeous and I’m very excited about honeysuckle too. I loved the turquoise trend last year, but I’m ready for some pink!
I need to find that Essie polish. It will be the perfect pedi color for spring/summer.
Aww, I was so happy to see Honeysuckle as Pantone of the year! Love it!