Colors To Watch In 2011 – Part 1

Honeysuckle has been declared the ‘It’ Color for 2011 by the folks at Pantone

…but I have four off-beat, edgy colors of my own that you’ll want to watch this year.  In this post I’m sharing the first two:

{Amanda Nisbet}

Wasabi Green has been making a slow resurgence in the past few years — coming back from the ’60’s and ’70’s when it was called Avocado Green.

{Calico Corners}

With our world becoming more environmentally conscious, the color green is being associated with organic and earth-friendly living.  Many of us are going retro as we look back towards a simpler way of life.  We’re finding terrific back-in-the-day finds on eBay, Etsy and in thrift stores, where Avocado Wasabi Green is bountiful.

{Family Circle}


{Anne Sage}

Peacock Blue made a strong showing in late 2010 at New York Fashion Week.  This gorgeous shade of blue varies in between vivid Turquoise and deep Teal.  It definitely makes a bolder color statement as compared to the lighter tints of blue-green.

{Southern Accents}


Peacock Blue also represents an exotic, global aspect of design that is becoming more mainstream as our world becomes ‘smaller.’

{Casa Sugar}

{Crown Paints}

{Suzy Hoodless}

{Corea Sotropa}

Stay tuned for my next post!  Part 2 will feature my other two Color picks that you’ll want to watch in 2011!


7 thoughts on “Colors To Watch In 2011 – Part 1

  1. I love Wasabi Green!!!! I’ve loved this color for a long time and I’m so glad you included it Kelly :) it’s the colour I plan to use for my guest room when I redecorate it this year.
    Wishing you a Happy and Colorful New Year to you too!

  2. I’m not generally a fan of pink, but I was willing to give the Honeysuckle a chance…But it looks so different on the screen. When I finally looked at the BM fan deck, hoping to paint my new guest bathroom with the color, OH NO! No way. Too pink. Live and learn, right?
    I DID consider the Wasabi for my office…but ended up with the Pale Avacado and am very, very happy; esp. with steel gray rug, it is fabulous (must post this!) But I am a big fan of the green family.
    As always, thanks for your great post Kelly!
    Happy New Year and all best wishes.

  3. Give me the Wasabi and Peacock over Honeysuckle, thank you very much! You’re right on.

    Remember early last year, they said Purple/Aubergine was THE color – before they switched to turquoise. Not sure if it was Pantone, though. Just media. But I think the same thing will happen w/Honeysuckle. Although men seem to be enjoying wearing pink (discovering their Yin side!)

    Have a joyful New Year! Look forward to your insights in 2011!

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