color love: pantone 2009 color of the year: Mimosa

This year’s Pantone color of the year is a joyous, rich yellow/orange hue, Mimosa.

Yellow was HUGE last year on the runways, in accessories and eye makeup… and it’s not going away!

Mimosa Embodies Hopefulness and Reassurance in a Climate of Change

CARLSTADT, N.J., Dec. 3, 2008 – Pantone, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT), 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.

Mimosa is also one of the 3,000 colors available in Pantone’s line of superior-quality, eco-friendly paint. PANTONE Paints combine the accuracy of PANTONE Colors with the beauty of high-performance Dutch paints. Perfect for the kitchen or family room, painting a wall in Mimosa will add warmth and cheerfulness to any room, especially during the winter months. Mimosa also creates the illusion of being connected to the outside, making small rooms feel open and inviting.

From the runways, slides source style.com

Christian Dior Spring 2009 Couture

Christian Dior Spring 2009 CoutureGivenchy Spring 2009 Couture

And some mimosa yellow Etsy love…

Linley - Vintage Bracelet

Linley – Vintage Bracelet by BazaarLatino

Yellow Duck Cupcake Kit with Liners, Sprinkles, Sugar Pearls, Edible Duck Toppers

Yellow Duck Cupcake Kit with Liners, Sprinkles, Sugar Pearls, Edible Duck Toppers by thebakersconfections

Vinyl Wall Sticker Decal Art - Circle Letters

Vinyl Wall Sticker Decal Art – Circle Letters by urbanwalls

Super Lovely Singing Parakeets (Yellow) - 8 inch Casual Frame Clutch

Super Lovely Singing Parakeets (Yellow) – 8 inch Casual Frame Clutch by FA2u

Lace Shoulder Sleeveless Dress YELLOW

Lace Shoulder Sleeveless Dress YELLOW by Misshoneycloset

Silk Kimono Clutch/Purse/  Sunshine / Peony / Butterflies

Silk Kimono Clutch/Purse/ Sunshine / Peony / Butterflies by puck513

Yellow lace gloves yasofingerless baho, dance, victorian, bohemian, fetish, vamp, lolita, punk, classic, sexy, tango, vals, knittting

Yellow lace gloves yasofingerless by yasoknitting

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color love: pantone 2009 color of the year: Mimosa