Honeysuckle is dominating home-decor trends in 2011 as a playful and vibrant alternative to the serene turquoise of 2010.
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.
Honeysuckle is the official color of 2011 as chosen by the institute, which largely sets color standards for the fashion and home industries.
Paint and 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 a wallpaper, says interior and wallpaper designer Carey Vizzi Jacobs.
A new wallpaper collection by New Jersey-based Thibaut Designs features honeysuckle in a variety of vibrant lattices, damasks and florals on frothy pastel and rich velvety backgrounds.
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.
Another easy way to brighten up your bathroom is with a pink rug or shower curtain.
Table runners, napkins and sheets are also showing up in shades of honeysuckle this spring.
Honeysuckle can be popped into small accent pieces throughout your home.
Cullen suggests painting three wall frames with honeysuckle-colored spray paint and placing them around black-and-white photos as easy do-it-yourself wall art for any room.
She also suggests painting the back wall of built-ins, media or bookshelves in honeysuckle for a burst of color.