I’ve been starting to see some buzz around the internet about color trends for 2011.
That would be a pinkish tone.
It made me wonder — how much of an influence does the color of the year really have on us as scrapbookers?
The most notable impact would be on product development. Nancy was quick to point to several product lines in the last few months that heavily feature various shades of pink tones. In my own quick glance through some recent product releases, I found several others:
- Crate Paper’s Restoration collection, Slipcover 12×12 pattern paper
- Basic Grey’s Curio collection, Camelia 12×12 pattern paper
- Jillibean Soup Christmas collection, Turkish Bay Leaf 12×12 pattern paper
- We R Memory Keepers Sweetheart, Be My Valentine 12×12 sewn cardstock
- American Crafts Love collection, All That Matters 12×12 pattern paper
The American Crafts Love collection also heavily features turquoise, which was Pantone’s color for 2010. Looking back through 2010, there were several popular product lines that included various shades of turquoise. One of my very favorites was Pink Paislee/House of Three Parisian Anthology collection (oh how I love these ruffles). Basic Grey’s Marjolaine collection and Echo Park’s Life is Good collection, two others.
Well, I was thrilled with the 2010 color of turquoise. As a scrapbooker that gravitates to greens and blues (and scrapbooks two nephews), I was eager to pick up the turquoise influenced collections listed above. But pink is not a color that I’m naturally drawn to. I do like deep, bright pink colors, but soft pink is just not for me. And despite the fact that I recently posted a page I created using pink, it’s not a color I typically scrapbook with.
But if the latest scrapbook product collections are any indication, I’m going to be seeing a lot more of Honeysuckle and pink in the months to come. And while it wasn’t my favorite collection ever, Curio is really starting to grow on me. That might be my next foray into pink.
What do you think about this color Honeysuckle? Do color trends have any sway over the colors you scrapbook with?