The Pantone Color Institute has named Honeysuckle(Pantone 18-2120) its 2011 color of the year.

“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.”

It’s definitely a bold and stimulating color. As someone who thinks pink is overly feminine… I can’t help but incorporate this “viscerally alive” in my layout (yes that’s why it’s pink). If you’re seeing this entry through RSS, go here. I did some research to find some  beautiful products, palettes and themes that are gorgeously honeysuckle.

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Here’s are two hex colors that I liked:

These colors might not be absolutely accurate but these are two hues that I decided to use for these posters/ideas and layouts a couple days ago.

I’ve also decided to create a mixture of palettes.

Have you been creating anything with the color of the year? Share!

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