Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pantone Color of the Year 2009

Color systems provider PANTONE® has named 14-0848-"Mimosa” its 2009 color of the year.

Mimosa, is a warm, engaging yellow. In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow.

According to Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman, "The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance. Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation."

Best illustrated by the abundant flowers of the Mimosa tree and the sparkle of the brilliantly hued cocktail, the 2009 color of the year represents the hopeful and radiant characteristics associated with the color yellow. Mimosa is a versatile shade that coordinates with any other color, has appeal for men and women, and translates to both fashion and interiors. Look for women's accessories, home furnishings, active sportswear and men's ties and shirts in this vibrant hue.

BTW, Pantone’s 2008 color of the year was "Blue Iris".

What are your thoughts on Mimosa?... Would you wear it in 2009? I think that it would go best as an accent to dusty colors - kinda pastel but earthier tones. But, That's not to say that Mimosa wouldn't look rocking with another bold color... maybe even with Blue Iris.

Cheers to Mimosa, and have a fun and safe new year's eve,

- S

SYI - For those of you who are not familiar with Pantone's...

Pantone Inc. is a corporation best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS), a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries (printing, paint, fashion, fabric and plastics).

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