You can stop biting your nails in anticipation because Pantone has announced the color of the year for 2011: Honeysuckle, aka PMS 18-2120.

“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going — perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”

Please take note and start dressing and painting your homes accordingly.