meet mimosa ~ pantone's color of 2009

pantone has chosen a warm yellow shade to represent optimism and positivity in an uncertain economy. this year, the design industry’s authority on professional color selected number 14-0848, a warm yellow, as their annual hue, symbolizing optimism in an evolving global market.
"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.

{umbrella image by jennifer.leigh}
{rex ray at sold at cb2}
{lamp photo by xgray}

{vases photo by brauseholic}

{mod room photo from beauty mist}

{nouvelle boheme photo found on gipsy bazaar}

{photos by the sartorialist}

and this color just so happens to match shambhala's great eastern sun banner perfectly!

{photo by hjem}


paris parfait said...

I think yellow is always a cheery, warm, delicious colour - in small doses. Too much of it can be overwhelming. But touches of yellow and a yellow wall or two can be quite beautiful. Give a hug to that little munchkin for me! xoxox

Clare said...

How is this for interior design inspiration...

We braved the heaps of London snow and headed to Hyde Park to build our first sofa made completely of snow... a snofa!

Check out the hilarious video we made and be impressed with our interiors and furnishing know how. :D


Snowy love,

The mydeco team xxx

vineeta said...

Angie, yellow is my absolutely FAV colour!! :) these images are so cheery & stylish!