2009 Color of the Year: Mimosa

Color trends 2009Pantone has officially named color 14-0848, Mimosa, as it’s 2009 color of the year.

During this time of economic uncertainty and political uncertainty, no other color expresses hope and optimism 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.”

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Pantone said the flowers of the mimosa tree, as well as “the sparkle of the brilliantly hued cocktail” are key to this color that “coordinates with any other color, has appeal for men and women, and translates to both fashion and interiors.”


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Goodbye Blue!  Hello Mimosa!



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