Monday, December 29, 2008

it's mimosa for 2009

Did you know that there is a color assigned to each year?
The color for 2009 is Mimosa, which is the color to the left.
Mimosa embodies hopefulness and reassurance in a climate of change. (Source)

"Pantone, an X-Rite company, and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced PANTONE® 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. "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."

Personally, I can't think of a better color. Yellow is my favorite color and I do associate it with the sunshine, with warmth, and with optimism. In case you were wondering, the color for 2008 was Blue Iris (PANTONE 18-3943).

11 comments:

MightyMom said...

well it's a nice yellow...but I'd rather a mimosa to ring in 2009 myself. :-) teeheehee.

Penless Thoughts said...

I love a pute yellow, but definitely cannot wear that color. My favorite color is blue... because it is a calming color and the color of a perfect sky.
Susan

Heidi Jo said...

isn't a mimosa also a morning orange juice/champagne drink?

Just Mom said...

What a coincidence. I'll be ringing in the new year with a mimosa, too.

Jamey said...

I had no idea that each year had a color. I like mimosa...it will be a good year :)

Maxine said...

Very interesting bit of info, Diana. I am so glad to meet another person whose favorite color is yellow. It has been mine since I was a child. Thanks for sharing this--I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

I did not know that. Interesting!

Christine said...

Hear is hoping that 2009 will be just as bright as that color! Cheers!

Lori said...

I love that color.

barb said...

How interesting! I love yellow and mimosas also. Mimosa trees can be awesome.

I think I will fix mimosas for New Year's morning. Sounds like a good idea!

Melissa said...

I had no idea there was a color for each year! I love the "mimosa" color. It's warm and friendly and reminds me of the sunshine on your blog header :)