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    Honeysuckle; colour of the year, apparently, though we’re not sure which one

    We were intrigued to read that Pantone, the company of the clever colour-matching system, has declared Honeysuckle to be the colour of 2011. Leaving aside the fact that the colour looks very un-honeysuckle-ish, it looked a little too close to one of the shades of pink that are now commonly used for products aimed at ladies who like to make a big deal of owning lots of pink things. And since owning lots of pink things has been a bit of a, er, thing, for at least the last ten years, it’s hard to know if Pantone are out of step, or else so far ahead that they feel the time is right to start a revival.

    I have to say I’d quibble with the latter point While a lot of women have moved on from the pink thing, it’s still popular – at least it is in the suburbs of Leeds where I live. Personally I find ostentatious pink common, and fuschia pink as good as a Burberry check for showing how sophisticated you are(n’t); I certainly shan’t be investing in “honeysuckle” any time soon. 


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    January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSav

    Exactly the same pink as all the sport/kit my sons love: cricket balls, hockey balls, running gloves, Jack Wills' maybe its about pink for boys! And, to add to the other thread, three of mine at school are called by (and answer only to) ridiculous extended surnames!

    January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGill

    I agree with your views on pink Polly. Few things make me shudder more than hearing grown women describing something (usually a mobile phone) as 'girlie pink'.
    What do you think the worst pink possessions
    are for women? Pink cars and pink ear muffs must be pretty high up on the list.

    January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheila speed

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