What color is 2011?

How pink will the new year be? Pantone says Honeysuckle, a reddish pink, is the color for 2011.

(Karim Rashid’s Lava bench for Vondom on a strip of hot pink carpet)

(Lanzavecchia + Wai’s Spaziale shelves with a hot pink skin)

Paint company Akzonobel said Spring Blossom, which is kinda grellow…

Another paint company, Nippon, said Aqua Marine. 2010’s Turquoise much?


We called Coral in the magazine’s October issue. Not that we have millions of resources to do marketing research for us, like Pantone does – we just kept our eyes on up-and-coming design trends, what was being brought into the market, what the paint companies had done in the past couple of years, and how the global economy is doing.

(Artesi’s Platino bathroom in coral)

So we may be off several shades (Coral is, after all, a reddish orange, as opposed to a reddish pink), but it’s looking to be a less controversial color than Honeysuckle (have you seen the debates on Apartment Therapy?).