Blushing Brides think Honeysuckle Pink - 2011 Color of the Year

Pantone Color Institute, the leader in color, has announced that of their spring line up, Honeysuckle Pink will be the color of the year. This is an exciting prediction. This shade of pink is bright and cheerful but is a more natural, calming tone than shocking hot pink. Pantone calls it "a brave new color," so hopefully some brave brides will be inspired to use it!
I love this color paired with softer hues. A palette made of pale pink, ecru, and honeysuckle creates a sweet, romantic look. Peonies and roses (and yes, honeysuckle too) go perfectly with this color scheme. Create the centerpieces shown below but submerging flowers in water filled cylinders.

Honeysuckle pink also looks as soft and cozy as a kitten when paired with gray. Grey is a popular accent color in weddings for 2011, giving them a modern look without appearing harsh.  Silver can be interchanged with gray, making it easy to find favors for your guests. I am in love with the silver tone teaspoons shown below that feature sayings on each handle like "a pinch of joy."
If you don't see what you like but love the idea of a honeysuckle pink wedding, you can always pair it with neutrals like white, ivory, and tan. You could also create a more dramatic look by using black with your pink and another accent color like lime green. If you are thinking spring, consider a brightly colored wedding made up pink and celery green or soft pastels. For summer or destination weddings on the beach, use coral reefs to inspire your color scheme and bring orange, yellow, and honeysuckle pink together to make a splash!

~ Jenna
Photo credit for Honeysuckle and Ecru Inspiration Board: Honeysuckle and ecru invites from Tiny Prints, Centerpieces from,Cake from The Knot, Bridesmaid dress from Dessy, handbag from Prepare to Wed.
Photo Credit for Honeysuckle and Grey Inspiration Board: Teaspoons and Sprinkle image from We Heart It, Silver Wedding Gown from Weddings on the French Riviera, Table Setting from Ghana Bride, Boutonniere from Flower Designs Tannes

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