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Mar 12, 2013

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Home Furnishings Color Trend: Honeysuckle

FACT: Home Furnishing Trends closely follow that of the fashion and apparel industries. Word is out: The color of the year for high styled fashion and home decor is, “Honeysuckle.”  The Pantone Color Institute, the largest influence in selecting color trends for fashion, has released a statement advising that “honeysuckle” has been chosen as this year’s go-to color.
This deeply saturated, pinkish-red hue has been featured prominently throughout New York’s Fashion Week in the latest styles for spring 2011. According to Pantone’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, the honeysuckle color was chosen to denote energy and the essence of hope. The beauty of honeysuckle is exemplified in the ease with which it may be paired with table lamps and light fixtures in a variety of finishes. Shades of red and pink, associated with vibrant energy and sensuality, promote a positive aura that is always in style, no matter what the season.
How do you translate this fun and energetic color in your home’s décor? For the bold personality, paint all four walls Honeysuckle and, “ground” the room using neutral toned accents with splashes of deeper pinks. For the not-so trend oriented homeowner, try accenting one wall with Honeysuckle and use soft, muted khaki tan accents throughout the room with many shades of this saturated pink color to add a color splash. The latest table lamps in wood tones mesh perfectly with a honeysuckle wall finish. Also, oil rubbled bronze, satin nickel and white blend beautifully with this renewed color palate. Hand-blown glass light fixtures and accessories add elegance and may be custom designed to uniquely personify your living space with up-to-date classic colors.
For an instant room re-do, just add Honeysuckle accents! New pops of this deep pink shade will bounce off and dance on a gorgeous, decorative light fixture, like this Crystorama Primrose Semi Flush Mount fixture, when you use home accessories in energetic, honeysuckle. Or, switch out neutral window drapery with this beautiful, deep honeysuckle color married with many home décor accent pieces. Honeysuckle isn’t just for bedrooms… use it in your formal dining room with this Eurofase Lighting crystal chandelier for the ultimate, luxury look. Try refinishing an old mirror in honeysuckle for the ultimate, feminine, luxury look and be sure to shop for all of your honeysuckle lighting inspirations. Bring out your true colors and decorate your life with splashes of energizing honeysuckle. Visit one of our eight Capitol Lighting showrooms or shop online at, to view the latest designs and most effective lighting techniques.