Pantone recently announced the new "it" color for 2011: Honeysuckle, a "dynamic reddish pink" that lifts spirits in times of stress. And what better place to relieve stress than in the home office? Here are ten tech products and office decor solutions to help you bring a touch of honeysuckle into your life.
There are lots of awesome peripherals available to scratch the desire for pink in your life, be it a shade of bubblegum or neon. Pantone's "Honeysuckle" pink falls somewhere between red, fuchsia and coral (specifically, it's R: 203, G: 101, B: 134), and these products capture the spirit of the color, which according to Pantone "emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor".
1. Kindle knit sleeve ($19.99)
A good alternative to the jacket-style protectors, this knit sleeve by Belkin will keep your latest generation Kindle warm and cozy while protecting it from scratches and scrapes.
2. Dell laptop, speakers and mouse via Desire to Inspire
Unplggd spoke to Kim Johnson of Desire to Inspire in 2009, when she showed us her home office and talked about decorating with bright colors. Her pink speakers, mouse, laptop and laptop bag all embody the spirit of honeysuckle.
3. Sony DSC-W310 Digital Camera ($99.99)
This digital camera by Sony boasts a 4x wide angle zoom lens and image stabilization, all housed in a compact pink shell. Cameras of this size are great for slipping into your bag when you don't want to haul around an SLR!
4. Pandone desk chair from Jen's home office
One of Unplggd's Flickr Finds from 2007, this snap of Jen's home office shows how big a punch a dose of pink can pack.
5. Noise reducing earbuds ($8.45)
The black, white and silver monotony of tech accessories is something we've all grown used to, with the white Apple earbuds acting as its most ubiquitous ambassador. Shake things up a bit with these earbuds in pink.
6. Apple iPod nano (from $160)
The 5th generation iPod nano has a built-in camera to let you record and watch videos along with your photos and music. Or just plug it in and dance around wildly in front of a brightly-colored wall.
7. Bright pink office via Design*Sponge
The home office of Elana Iaciofano from rosebud design was ahead of its time in 2008, when we spotted it on Design*Sponge. Let its cheerful colors and warm woods serve as inspiration for your home office today.
8. Live What You Love letterpress print via easy ($12.50)
This hand-letterpressed 8x10 print has an inspiring message in an inspiring color. Simply beautiful.
9. Pink Logitech mouse ($26.12)
This Logitech mouse has the standard two buttons and wheel, with the added bonus of being in a fantastic color. Perhaps the best option of all to add a touch of honeysuckle to your desk.
10. Pink Meletta by tokidoki USB flash drive ($34.95 for 4GB)
From our favorite purveyor of all things USB comes Pink Meletta by tokidoki, a flash drive with designer flair. This one in particular has an adorable face, monkeys, fruits, grenades and what looks like a ghost. A great gift for anyone. Plus, all Mimobots come loaded with related wallpapers and icons to help you pep up your desktop.
And of course, you can always find desk chairs and lamp bases and shades in any color you care for. What are some other good ways to add a whiff of honeysuckle color to the office?