Pink Plascon Spaces

June 24, 2011 § 1 Comment

June 24, 2011

Anne Roselt is the color manager for Plascon Paints in South Africa. She is a delightfully talented person who attended our color/design program in January.

For Plascon’s Spaces magazine Anne chose pink as her theme.

Following are some visuals from the magazine.

Seems that the hue has struck a universal chord.


Embrace These Colors, Change Your Mood

February 25, 2011 § 1 Comment

February 24, 2011

I really like the way Chrissy Lorenzo has given suggestions on how to wear the spring colors from Pantone’s 2011 fashion report. If you are looking to add some color to your life whether in the home or in your closet take a moment to look at Chrissy’s suggestions by clicking the link below.

Come over and “Like” More Alive With Color on Facebook and share your color picks for spring.

Spring 2011 Color Trends: Embrace These Colors, Change Your Mood.

It Was Thirty Years Ago Today

January 21, 2011 § 1 Comment

January 21, 2011

I woke up singing “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and feeling a little nostalgic. The lyric “It was twenty years ago today” was in repeat in my head. Feeling inspired, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at some vintage advertising from the 80s, hence the post title.  As many of you trend followers are aware, right now fashion is all about the 80s, especially for kids. So, why not revisit the time that is so heavily influencing us right now.

It was fun and shocking to see all of the funky fashion. I was most taken by the use of Honeysuckle. I know, I know, you may be growing tired of all the talk of this color but I promise this post will be a little different.

There are many interesting “trends” happening now that were also happening in the 80s. Brace yourselves.

Frankie says relax don’t do it….Fur and Honeysuckle.

I haven’t been brave enough to try this look as an adult. Socks and sandals…I might need to leave this one to the kids.

This fantastic graphic in Black, White and Red with Honeysuckle. Can’t you just see Lady Gaga in these shades. Rah Rah ooh la la.

I think this chair is the only item that seems to be timeless and just happens to be pink. Good design never goes out of style.

Good golly Miss Molly and John Crier and Pink, oh my!

So many things happening here. Short shorts, side ponytail, pegged sweats with knee seaming, head bands, vests and this years Honeysuckle with last years Turquoise. My head just exploded.

I hope you had fun in this 80s time warp. It seems like such a long time ago and yet so very current. Was it too horrifying for you? I don’t think any of these images are nearly as scary as some of my personal fashion statements from then.

Have a great weekend!

Trends For Him For Her Now For Home

January 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

January 16, 2011

We are having so much fun finding all things Honeysuckle in magazines and online. January’s issue of HFN (Home Furnishings News) has a beautiful spread boasting Pantone’s Honeysuckle as a “step in the bright direction for 2011”. Very clever! Do you think they meant to rhyme? I thought it would be fun to surf the web and see what other fancy gems I could find that showcase other ways that one could Honeysuckle the home.

Can I say Honeysuckle one more time or how about three?

HFN | Product Gallery.

Honeysuckle focal point.

Honeysuckle accents.

“With so much stainless steel and neutral tones dominating kitchen decor, for example, a bright hue can be a real statement color. Honeysuckle ‘offers a real vibrancy…it doesn’t shrink into the background.”–Richard Joseph

Honeysuckle prowess!

Do you feel inspired by the use of this flirty hue? Will you be adding some touches of Pantone’s color of the year for 2011?

Head To Toe In Honeysuckle, Do You Dare?

January 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

January 14, 2011

Of course you wouldn’t actually wear Honeysuckle from head to toe, unless you were trying to make a serious monochrome statement (which may or may not be a good thing).

Makeup with Honeysuckle



For the rest of us it might be safer to use it in small doses. This article posted yesterday from the Huffington Post gives some great examples of how to bring in the Honeysuckle trend with makeup.

Anna De Souza: Pantone’s 2011 Color: Honeysuckle, Beauty Trend to Try?

Since we are talking about makeup I thought I would share a link to this wonderful blog which focuses on both makeup and nail polish.

Honeysuckle: The New “it” Colour for 2011 « ommorphia beauty bar

How will you be wearing Honeysuckle this year?

Honeysuckle Meets Vanilla Print

January 10, 2011 § 8 Comments

January 10, 2011

Over the holiday’s Lee received the most charming card from her colleague Sarah Schwartz, the editor of Stationery Trends Magazine. Stationery Trends provides retailers with the latest design trends in the world of paper.

I would say it is the perfect marriage of color, inspiration and typography!

This wonderful card was created by Vanilla Print and has one of the top color trends for 2011. You guessed it Honeysuckle. Are you beginning to see a trend here? Pun intended.

Sarah’s Editor’s Letter: Time and Space really shines the light on capturing a moment.


Honeysuckle Lips and a Gap Tooth Pout!

December 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

December 30, 2010

Can you spot the three trends in this picture?

Photograph by Terry Richardson

I absolutely think this model, Lindsay Wixson, is ADORABLE! I might almost say she is perfection. Ok, I am wixsing poetic. Waxing. I know, I went too far. Who could resist such a face? I must also mention that I am a midwestern girl and have a soft spot for other fellow midwesterners. She is from Wichita, Kansas.

Enough about Lindsay, for now…

Back to the three trends. Did you figure them out?

1. Honeysuckle Lips. You knew we would put that first as it is the color of the year for 2011. Hot! Hot! Hot!

Photograph by Terry Richardson

2. Lindsay Wixson. Ranked #12 out of 50 top models, Donatella Versace’s muse and the face of Versace’s new fragrance Vanitas.

3. Make-up 101 for spring 2011. Bold lip with a soft and natural eye.

Like I said….Perfection!

I would like to take this time to say THANK YOU to all of our readers!
You have made 2010 a great year for us.

Here is to another colorful year…

Honeysuckle and Three Flavors of Honey

December 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

December 17, 2010

In light of the announcement that Honeysuckle 18-2120 is to be the color of the year for 2011, I put together a set of fun things from my favorite “make believe” online closet Polyvore.

I am calling this one Honeysuckle and three flavors of Honey as a hot color cameo for spring. I did a fashion compilation to showcase how the colors can be used together. Honeysuckle as the focal point with accents in the three shades of Honey.

I couldn’t decide which pair of shoes I would prefer with this outfit, so I put both in. I think I am leaning toward the Corso Como hidden platform with the Swarovski crystal heel. What do you think?

Also, I know that a few of the honey accents do look a little yellow but they were as close to honey as I could find and honey does have many different shades in real life depending on the flower that is used to make it.

The Pantone colors I used as inspiration for this set are…

Honeysuckle 18-2020

Honey Yellow 16-1143

Honey Gold 15-1142

Honey 16-0946

What Colortime would this ensemble look best on?

* These colors may look different from screen to screen. Click the fashion collage to find out more about Polyvore.

Honeysuckle is THE color for 2011

December 9, 2010 § 1 Comment

December 9, 2010

Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2011:
PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle

“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.

While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.

“Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”

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