PANTONE Color Of The Year For 2009:

Bye bye Iris, Hello Mimosa!

Last year Pantone’s 2008 color choice was deep, mysterious and definitely on the cool side of the color wheel.

It was Blue Iris (shown here) and was described as a hue that “combines the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple. Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement“.

According to Pantone’s recent announcement, it looks like we’ve had just about enough mystery and excitement and now we need some hope and radiance…in the form of Mimosa.

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.



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, 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.



From Pantone’s press release: Mimosa, a warm engaging yellow, brings hope and optimism during a time of economic uncertainty and political change. Inspired by the Mimosa tree and the sparkle of the renowned cocktail, the 2009 color of the year represents the hopeful and radiant characteristics associated with the color yellow.”



We are long time fans of yellows for interiors and think this is definitely on mark for this year. See what you think.



The New York Auto Show

The Nissan Denki Cube electric concept car boasts a yellow interior, one of several colorful car interiors on display at the auto show.

S- Works Specialized Boa Shoes (Yellow color is a limited edition version)

Landmark on Centeral: ASID 1st Place Adaptive Reuse

Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista

Anthropologie

Parish Hadley Reception

Jan Showers


Western Interiors Aug/Sept ’08

Steve Gambrel Clarence House Silk Elle Decor Nov ’07



Vicente Wolf

KWID

Domino

Tobi Fairley

Modern Library Refurbishment – Curious Group

Today is one of the best kinds of winter days here in the Valley of the Sun – Bright, Warm and Colorful. However to celebrate the sun indoors for those faced with their coldest days yet this year, add a little Mimosa yellow.





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