Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pantone's 2009 Color of the Year

I love the website of because they are the quintessential predictors of color for home, beauty and fashion. According to Panton, the 2009 color of the year is Mimosa.

According to Pantone--and this is a direct quote:

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."

What I love about the color yellow is how appealing it is to everyone, even if everyone doesn't like wearing it next to the face. This shade of Mimosa can appeal to both men and women. For men it can be incorporated into a striped or patterned tie. For women it can be incorporated very well into accessories, handbags and patterned tops.

Yellows in general coordinate with virtually every other color, and my favorite neutral to pair it with is actually grey. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Live in color,

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