Bright red-pink and bursting with energy, honeysuckle is dominating home-decor trends in 2011 as a playful and vibrant alternative to the serene turquoise of 2010.
The hue is everywhere this spring. Design experts say there are many easy ways to incorporate it into your home without breaking the bank.
"Add a lively flair to interior spaces with honeysuckle patterned pillows, bedspreads, small appliances and tabletop accessories," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Paint or wallpaper
One easy and inexpensive way to brighten your home and stay on top of design trends is by painting an accent wall in honeysuckle.
If pink walls seem a bit daunting, try a wall in the bedroom first - whether it's paint or wallpaper, says interior and wallpaper designer Carey Vizzi Jacobs.
Bright and lively throw pillows are another cheap and easy way to pepper your home with this warm hue.
Bed, Bath and Beyond carries several pillows with bold honeysuckle stripes and other prints for less than $50, as does World Market, says Morgan Cullen of Austin, Texas, who created the home decor blog Casa Cullen.
If pillows aren't your thing, try drapes or linens in a honeysuckle print for an instant update in the kitchen or bedroom, says Vizzi Jacobs.
Table runners, napkins and sheets are also showing up in shades of honeysuckle this spring.