Back To The Fuschia !

by Katie on April 17, 2011

Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color. For more than 45 years, they’ve been inspiring design professionals with products and technology for colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Every year, Pantone announces the “color of the year”, and this year’s color is called Honeysuckle, a bright fuschia pink with a hint of coral. Ummm, love it!! I adore hot pink and I would be very happy draping our  home with tons of pink and fuschia accessories! But my wonderful husband has clearly mentioned he’s not interested in our house being adorned with fuchsia pink and asked that I keep it to a minimum. Understandably, the color is pretty girly, so I have (reluctantly) agreed to his reasonable request! But I can blog about this fab color. A girl can dream!

Here’s what Pantone states about the 2011 color of the year, Honeysuckle….”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.”

honeysuckle pink 2011 Color of the Year . . .

Pantone's color of 2011. Honeysuckle


Check out these these posh pink digs at the Schiaparelli Suite at the very fancy May Fair Hotel in London.











Named after the designer who unleashed this fuschia fabulousness, the Schiaparelli Suite is a loving tribute to retro glamour, designed and furnished with witty style.  (This stylish suite is a whopping $4,665.00 per night!)


Check out some other uses of this bold color!

Country Living


House Beautiful



Love the combination of hot pink and cool turquoise blue! This living room is eclectic and very pretty.

Suzie:  Angele Perlange ~ Patrick Cline Photography via Lonny Mag!  turquoise blue & hot pink ...

Decor Pad - Designer: Angele Perlange


Wow, very daring to paint your cabinets fuschia pink! I probably would not pick this for my kitchen, but I think it’s beautiful and very unique!

hot pink, black and white modern kitchen














Fuchsia Paisley Lumbar Toss Pillow | World Market

World Market Paisley Toss Pillow $24.00)

The Andy Warhol-esque baby prints are precious! Cool idea.

Suzie:  Hot Pink girl

Decor Pad

Confession: If I were single, I would totally duplicate this room! I love everything about it! Glamorous!

Paint Guru: Thanks to DM!  Love the mirrored bed!



Suzie:  Grant Gibson  girly pink & purple bathroom design with purple grasscloth wallpaper, ...

Designer: Grant Gibbson



















Do you think that your space could use a little drama? Go ahead, turn up the glamour and add a touch of fuschia to your space!












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Jared Fleischer April 19, 2011 at 11:17 am

What a smart and well-written blog. I learned something I didn’t know. And thank you for not basking the home in fuschia! A little bit here and there is cool with me 😉


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