Color of the Year : Honeysuckle

March 29, 2011 9:42:57 AM PDT
If you think you have been seeing a lot of pink lately, you're right. That's because a bright hot pink hue called ''Honeysuckle'' has been chosen as the 2011 color of the year by the Pantone Color Institute.

The Pantone Inc. is the company that sets color standards for the fashion and home industries. They say "Honeysuckle" is supposed to light a fire to your senses and rev you up. Last year's color was turquoise, which was supposed to be a calming hue for a more challenging economic time.

Chicago Social's Editor-in-Chief Korey Huyler has searched for fashion and home items in "Honeysuckle", and here is what she found:

1. Vintage Top, $48
At Sofia, 72 East Oak Street. For more information please call 312.640.0878 or visit

2. Cocktail Beverage Napkins, $28 for 50; $30 for 75; $32 for 100
Custom Coasters, same prices as above.
Custom Invitations - foil printed, 35 invitations for $2.80 a piece
All available at

3. Box of stationery, $18.
At Elizabeth Grace, 2438 N Clark St # 3R, 773.477.9830

4. Valentino Wedges, $495
At Saks Fifth Avenue. 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312.799.5211,

5. Happy Cherry Quartz Earrings by TZEN, $250
At or Mulberry & Me, 2019 N. Division Street.

6. Penrose London "Japonesque" Tie, $129
At Shrine Haberdashery, at 47 East Oak - above Jack Spade. For more info, please visit

7. Toy Watch, $195
At Marshall Pierce, 29 East Madison Street, sixth floor and 335 North Michigan Avenue.

8. Temperly London dress, $500 on

9. Vilebrequin swim trunks, $109 on