Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Color for 2009

The Pantone Color Institute has chosen Mimosa as its color of the year. Considered to be the global authority on professional color standards, Pantone says: The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance. 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.
Whew! I’ll bet some poor copywriter had to go through several rewrites to come up with that! But Mimosa looks like a great color, doesn’t it? And I couldn’t help thinking of my friend Sylvia when I read those words. Sylvia told me the only thing that has stayed in her mind after the art classes she’s taken over the years is: you can always fix a problem piece by adding some yellow. Whether I use this advice or not, I always remember yellow whenever I hit the wall with something I’m working on, and I thought I’d pass it on to you.

7 comments:

Godelieve said...

A lot of people find yellow a difficult color to work with. I like it, a touch of yellow brings things to live.
I remember that my mom often used yellow flowers as a finishing touch in a flower arrangment. The whole thing suddenly changed by the yellow touches.

Carmi said...

I love yellow...but only on walls....I had no idea that mimosa was a yellow name...I am sure to use it now!

A bird in the hand said...

You may have noticed, I use yellow often... There was a mimosa tree in my childhood. I still miss it.

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Mimosa. Champagne and Orange juice! Now that's a good colour!

Ronna said...

I read once that some company in the U.S. repainted their walls and their workers productivity went up. Here's to yellow!

me again said...

I did a yellow collage back in September (http://alphabetsoupstudio.blogspot.com/2008/09/rhodas-dendron.html) -- I'd like to claim I'm on the cutting edge, but really it was for a challenge. :-) Still, I love yellow and am glad a cheery colour was chosen rather than something dull and gloomy!!
==Lennie

Ginger said...

Mello yellow great color fits 2009.
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