Chosen by Pantone, this engaging yellow hue embodies hopefulness in a climate of change
Color authority The Pantone Color Institute, declared 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, Pantone explains.
“The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director. “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.
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