Pantone, which provides color standards for the design industries, has declared Mimosa, a warm yellow, as 2009’s Color of the Year. From the Pantone press release:
In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow. 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.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, adds, “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.”
So what do you think? Do you like this color? Will you be finding ways to incorporate it into your home and wardrobe? Or will you wait until 2010 and hope that a hue you like better comes along?
(Remember what the Color of 2008 was? No? Take a guess and then click here for the answer.)