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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Color of the Year!? Not For Me!!

 This is not another post about this years “Color of 2011!”

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“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”

Did you read the part about, “perfect to ward off the blues?”

I for one do not want to ward off the blues.

In fact the color of the year for me, personally, is going to be BLUE!!

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I have decided to add more blue and white to my home this year.

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I have been a big fan of blue and white porcelain and when I did a post on Carolyn Roehme, I knew then that I had to have more of it  in my life.
Just look at how beautifully blue is displayed by Carolyne Roehme

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I already have several blue and white pieces in my home…….

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My summer dining room.

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Kitchen counter lamp.

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Vignette on my mantel.

I have several other pieces, but I think you get the point. Blue and white are not a new love, but an old friend that I plan on keeping in my life.

So the next question is how do I plan on adding more blue and white in my home for 2011?

This is what I would like to do, I am not sure it will happen this year, but I am  a planner and a dreamer so what the heck!!

Before I purchased the sofa that I have now, which actually has the color honeysuckle on a natural linen base in a floral design. I had a blue and white striped sofa.

I had the blue and white sofa for ten years. I had it for so long I thought I would go in a completely different direction (Bad choice on my part.)

I have had this floral sofa for six years and I have tired of its pattern. I now want the blue and white striped fabric back in my home.

A new sofa in this fabric! This is actually the same fabric that I had on my other sofa so it is not really new to me, just a good old friend coming back for a visit!!

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It is not that I dislike honeysuckle. I have had it in my home for the last six years or so and I want to go back to my love of blue and white.

I will be adding some honeysuckle with the blue and white. I think bright pink looks amazing mixed with blue and white.

Below is a wonderful example of how beautiful honeysuckle can look with blue and white porcelain.

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Carolyne Roehm

For those of you that adore Honeysuckle I thought you might enjoy a few more pictures of the 2011 color of the year with blue and white ( My own personal choice for MY color of 2011.)

To be honest I really love small doses of honeysuckle (bright pink) when it is mixed in a blue and white room to warm the room up.

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This is the picture that I used in my, “What is on my Mind post.” I had one reader comment and ask me what I was I thinking of when I looked at this picture.
Sue, now you know. I love the combination of the blue and white mixed with black and white and a dash of pink!

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Joanne Barwick designer from Traditional Home Magazine


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This is actually the fabric that I am in hopes of getting for my sofa.This image was also in the post, “What is on my mind!” It represents my love of blue and white striped upholstery fabric.

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Nate Berkus Home Office

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Lonny Magazine

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So, there you have it! With the addition of more blue and white I will be keeping a sprinkling of Honeysuckle pink in small doses.

How about you all? Will you all be adding the color Honeysuckle to your decor? You know I already have a touch of it, but I am going to concentrate on more blue and white in my world for 2011!

What color would you name as your own personal color choice for 2011?!

“Enjoy The Process” Of:

Discovering the colors that you love and adding them to your home for 2011!


The winner of the $75 gift card from the container store is:

Sally from
 Divine Distractions!