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Color of the Year

Last winter, Pantone declared the Color of the Year for 2011 to be Honeysuckle, a reddish pink which, according to Pantone, “will ward off the blues.” It’s June already, and I think their prediction is holding true six months later. This vibrant color still looks fresh, and it seems like a perfect shade to use whenever your wardrobe needs a little perking up. I’ve picked out some of my favorite Honeysuckle variations from our yarn lines:

L to R: Remix 3952 Blush, Comfort 9730 Teaberry, Bonsai 4130 Harajuku Pink, Weekend 5942 Rhubarb, Origami 4356 Vacay Pink, Linsey 6555 Pomegranate

When flipping through Berroco’s warm weather pattern collection, this fun, wearable color keeps popping up. Some of the garments photographed in shades of Honeysuckle also offer ideas on what colors to pair it with:

Salado (from Norah Gaughan, vol. 8) – Two different shades of purple-gray create an interesting contrast.

Galinhos (from Booklet #305) – A multicolored yarn with lots of pink and red tones can be balanced by a solid top in light lavender.

Vives (from Booklet #307) – A bronze-ish green worn underneath makes the reddish tones pop.

Parkour (from Booklet #309) – A neutral blue-gray allows the pink color to remain the focus.

With this color trend still going strong, now’s the perfect time to try it out if you haven’t already. Let Honeysuckle chase all your blues away!


3 thoughts on “Color of the Year

  1. On a tangential note – I’ve just peeked at Nora’s fall/winter booklet preview. What a cables feast! Cannot, cannot, cannot wait to pick it up.

  2. What a delight this article was as are you amandakeep. I have been reading this blog for a while, and I only use Berroco yarn when I knit. I have always been a Berroco supporter, and I am now even more so with this new designer on board. Bravo.

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