Living Room Pantone Validates my Living Room Pantone has announced the new color of the year for 2011: Honeysuckle! Oh you know I’m all over that color. And their spring 2011 fashion colors? Um, hello. You’ve seen my living room, yes? This is going to be a good year. On December 10, 2010 46 You Might Also Like... A Vintage Wooden Coffee Table September 20, 2012 An Everyday April 12, 2012 Pink Loves Blue May 6, 2013 Previous Post Paper Tweet Nifty Note Next Post Screen Printed Tipi 46 Comments Reply Audrey December 10, 2010 at 11:09 am this is hilarious! if that’s not validation for you making a great decision, I don’t know what is! :) Reply Linda December 10, 2010 at 11:14 am That is amazing! I love love love your colors! And…random question, but what plant in that vase by your tv? I absolutely love it & must have it :) Reply Making it Lovely December 10, 2010 at 1:21 pm Chestnut branches. Reply Alicia Parsons | Atypical Type A December 14, 2010 at 8:17 am Just what my TV unit needs! Reply Amanda December 10, 2010 at 11:14 am Oh how great!!! That is really neat! Reply Eugenia December 10, 2010 at 11:20 am Is this better or worse than the time I bought those vintage cats-eye glasses to copy you? Reply Making it Lovely December 10, 2010 at 1:22 pm At least we’re friends! Friends are allowed to copy sometimes. ;) Reply elz December 10, 2010 at 11:27 am Maybe they’ve been reading you and that’s how they figured out the colors?! You have a great eye for color and style. Reply jbhat December 10, 2010 at 11:35 am Yes, I too think the good folks at Pantone have been reading Making It Lovely. Either way, it’s a fresh and pretty palette. jbhat Reply liveacolorfullife December 10, 2010 at 11:38 am You are obviously the trendsetter here and they are just validating themselves! Kind of uncanny. You are a great prognosticator (I think that’s the correct word…) Reply cottageofstone December 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm That is amazing, actually! It is exactly like those color pallette posts they do on Design Sponge! Crazy! Reply Making it Lovely December 10, 2010 at 1:22 pm Yep, just in reverse! Reply Erika December 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm Haha! What a lovely group of colors :) I want Honeysuckle in a nail polish! Reply Paige December 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm I saw Young House Love retweet this yesterday and immediately thought of you! Thanks for posting the spring fashion colors. I’m planning a pink/teal/yellow/neutral wedding, and Honeysuckle and Beeswax are the PERFECT versions. Those, plus last year’s color of the year, Turquoise and the lovely Russet for the text and I’m set. Reply Jaime (Design Milk) December 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm you were way ahead of the trends! Reply Christine December 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm I have to ask because I have been fruitlessly searching everywhere for something not ugly and failiing – where did you get your media cabinet?? Reply Making it Lovely December 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm It was from west elm, a few years ago. Reply Emily December 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm You’ve got such a pretty living room. :) Reply Ann December 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm Love it- so stylish, yet warm. Reply Amy G December 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm Nicole, you’ve seen these, right? http://www.pantone.com/pages/Pantone/Pantone.aspx?pg=20748&ca=4 Pantone Visa cards! And they have Honeysuckle!!! Reply Annie, bossy color December 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm Nicole, your LR IS lovely – and the perfect interpretation of that color. I want to see if anyone is bold enough to use Pantone’s actual Honeysuckle color on their walls this year…we’ll see! I posted about the color also – I think our male friends may have an issues with it. Great post! Reply Jen K December 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm Wow! Right on! Reply sarah December 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm Hi There! Love your blog :) Where did you purchase the poof foot rest? Reply Making it Lovely December 11, 2010 at 8:49 am I bought mine from John Derian. Reply Helen December 10, 2010 at 5:55 pm Huh! You are genius. They must read your blog… Gorgeous, gorgeous home! Reply Miss B December 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm How awesome to be validated and such a trendsetter:) Reply AK December 10, 2010 at 11:35 pm Love it. I did my girl’s room in these colors, plus a very little green. I love pink done this way. I’m not a fan of the Barbie pink and purple. Reply Shannah December 11, 2010 at 12:15 am OK. This morning I am sure that I read this and admired a letter “B” beside the TV. It was really cool, on a stick, and I came back to look at it again and maybe try to find a “P” that is similar. But it’s not there. Am I crazy? Reply Making it Lovely December 11, 2010 at 8:48 am It was there! I switched the photo out shortly after publishing (for one with a better angle and brighter lighting), but you must have seen the post before I did that. This is the photo with the ‘B’. Reply Shannah December 12, 2010 at 12:33 am Thank you! (Always good to know I haven’t lost it…!) :-) Reply Sarah December 11, 2010 at 11:18 am Gorgeous, though I don’t think you need any validating!! you did it all on your own – lovely color combinations! Reply Devon December 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm That is so awesome! I love how beeswax and silver peony are also very close to your blog palette. And also, as always, your living room is goooorgeous. Reply Mo December 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm I love it. The white accents are perfect along with the brightly patterned chair. It is going to be a good year. I’m planning on having a good year myself. Reply Carolina December 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm Hi! I’m from Brazil and I loved this room! We can feel everything so calm…It’s a good feeling.Kiss: Carneiro Carol Reply Rina M December 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm I love the color of the walls. Is it silver peony? Reply Allison Rabbit December 13, 2010 at 9:40 am I love how boldly and perfectly you mix geometric patterns. Sometimes, I worry I’m a stark, spartan minimalist, but I find your beautiful, complementary color schemes inspiring and refreshing. :) Reply Mich December 13, 2010 at 12:18 pm Your home is so bright and just, happy! I love it to pieces :) xo Mich Reply Decor Girl December 13, 2010 at 6:42 pm Pink, once you get the guys beyond the idea of “pink” is a fabulous LR or DR color. It is cozy and chic, not girly. Your room looks happy! No need for validation, your gut was right! Reply Alexis December 13, 2010 at 11:54 pm I have to ask, where did you find that adorable print above your couch? Or is it something you made?? I am on the hunt for some groovy retro inspired wall art… Reply Alicia Parsons | Atypical Type A December 14, 2010 at 8:18 am Well, aren’t you quite the trendsetter? Reply Jessica December 14, 2010 at 10:38 am Way to go! I want to snuggle up with all those colors! Especially beeswax and honeysuckle… is that weird? Reply She Loves Life December 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm Your living room looks so fun, cozy and welcoming! WHere or where did you find that lovely flower print chair??? :) Reply French Style Furniture December 16, 2010 at 10:18 am Amazing palettes! That print near the sofa is amazing and it adds a lot to the space! Reply stripes-on-stripes December 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm Love your style……..really want to steal your antropologie chair or borrow! Reply Cher@NewburghRestoration January 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm What is that green pom pom called on the vase? Reply nursery progress: the design plan February 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm […] out to be a girl.) I never ever thought I’d be a pink nursery kind of person, but when I saw this color palette I was a convert. It was the right combination of feminine, fun, pretty, and vintage. 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