I read this morning that Pantone, the “global authority on color,” has selected Mimosa as the color of the year for 2009. What color is mimosa? It’s an orange-hued yellow. British Vogue says that Mimosa “represents hope and optimism — buzzwords for the new year after a 2008 full of instability and upheaval,”. Hmmm….maybe they are feeling my optimism too?
“The colour yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, tells MARKETWATCH.COM. “Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation.”
Sounds interesting…Jumping on this bandwagon…here are some of my favorite color combos for “mimosa”.
Mimosa and Crimson
Mimosa and Indigo
1. Purple & Yellow, 2. Yellow Purple Green, 3. Yellow, Purple & DEADLY?, 4. Purple and yellow cherry plums, 5. Yellow and Purple, 6. Fritillaria michailovskyi, 7. Sunflowers and Eremurus at The Orrery, 8. Squircle eclipse
Mimosa and Magenta