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Pantone says 'honeysuckle" to be the hot hue for 2011 [Updated]

December 9, 2010 | 11:18 am

The color gods have spoken: The top color trend for 2011 is a vibrant reddish-pink hue dubbed "honeysuckle," according to the Pantone Color Institute and reported in Thursday's Los Angeles Times.

You can catch the full story by the Associated Press' Samantha Critchell at the above link -- including some comments by folks who think (like I do) that the word "honeysuckle" conjures up images of a color that's firmly in the yellow camp.

Of course we could simply forgo the name altogether and go with the less evocative but more accurate numerical designation: Pantone 18-2120.

Either way, it's a shade of color that's long been popular in my household, so consider me tickled pink.

Make that honeysuckle.

Click here for a gallery of the honeysuckle trend from the spring - summer 2010 runway collections.

-- Adam Tschorn

Photos: Honeysuckle looks from the Badgley Mischka spring-summer 2011 runway collection shown during New York Fashion Week in September. Credit: Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter / For The Times

[Updated at 2:20 pm December 9, 2010. Link to photo gallery added.]