Hello, Honeysuckle! Our Top Picks in Pantone’s Rosy 2011 Hue

pantone 2011 hue: honeysuckle

Every year, Pantone (the world's leading authority on color, color technology and color standards) chooses the color of the year. Last year’s hue was turquoise, but this year they’ve gone for a rosier outlook with honeysuckle, a vibrant red-pink hue that promises to make the entire year one endless summer.“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues.”

So here’s to warding off those blues with these perfect pink picks:

calypso twist wrap dress

Calypso Twist Wrap DressDestined to be the ultimate spring and summer staple, this breezy wrap dress from resort-ready label Calypso (doesn’t it seem like every day’s a vacation in their boutiques?) takes honeysuckle and softens it with a beachy tie-die pattern. Throw it on over your bikini to go from sand to soiree.J. Crew Silk Twill Pencil Skirt


Are you more in the mood to bring this color to the office than a beach outing? J. Crew’s pencil skirt would definitely be MObama approved, but we think it’d be a great addition to anyone’s working wardrobe — whether you’re a first lady or just like to look like one at the office.

Rouge Allure lipstick in chanel coquette

Chanel Rouge Allure in CoquetteSlick on this rich lipstick for a pout that’s petal perfect. The satin finish paired with Chanel’s most luxe lipstick tube (we can’t get enough of the pop-out clicking mechanism) means that all eyes will be on you when you pull this baby out of your bag, and they’ll stay on your lips when you wear this honeysuckle hue proudly.OPI Nail Polish in Guy Meets Galveston

Galveston isn’t exactly one of the hippest spots on our radar, but we love OPI’s fun hues and cheeky names. Part of their new Texas collection, this sorbet finish polish promises high shine and a translucent, milky finish. We don’t know about all that, but we do know that this color would be great on fingers and toes no matter what season it is.

Pierre Hardy Platform

Take 2011’s color to new heights (and with FTD-approved color combo to boot) with this stunning heel by Parisian Pierre Hardy. There’s no denying these shoes aren’t for the faint of heart of those with a fear of heights, but what’s fashion without a few well-timed risks?

pierre hardy pink and orange platform

Louis Vuitton Mini Bag

Spring was declared the season of the shrinking bag, and with a pop of the year’s Pantone pick on it, this Vuitton mini-bag is sure to get high marks from fashion fans. This handheld patent bag is just the thing to throw on whether you’re heading out on the town or just grabbing your morning coffee.


dior latticework flat sandal

Christian Dior Flat Sandal

For those with a  fear of heights, skip the Hardys and pull on this latticework lovely. While we fear for the possibility of crisscrossed tan lines interfering with our OPI pedicures, there’s nothing like a pop of pink to lift our mood.

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.