Pantone Selects Warm Yellow as 2009 Color of the Year
Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, recently announced its 2009 color of the year, Mimosa. In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount, and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than a warm, engaging yellow.
“The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance,” said 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 also one of the 3,000 colors available in Pantone's line of superior-quality, eco-friendly paint. Mimosa will add warmth and cheerfulness to any room, especially during the winter months. Mimosa also creates the illusion of being connected to the outside, making small rooms feel open and inviting.
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