A Mimosa Toast

As a designer, I like to keep my eye on color trends. So when Pantone announced the color of the year for 2009 earlier this week, I was excited to hear about it. Here’s an excerpt from their Wednesday press release:

Pantone … today announced PANTONE(r) 14-0848 Mimosa, a warm, engaging yellow, as the color of the year for 2009. In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow.

“The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color
Institute(r). “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.


Now I’m seeing mimosa everywhere I look: the shirt I wore yesterday, the curtains my coworker bought for her living room, the package for my cough drops, the broccoli cheese soup I ate at lunch, and even the header for this blog!


1 Response to “A Mimosa Toast”

  1. 1 vanessalynnw December 9, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    It makes me think of Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers.” He said that he liked yellow because it was the color of hope.

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