In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow.
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.
So in other words the color of 2009 is a hopeful, androgynous drunk, with hugs that feel like the sun. Hmm, sounds like it will be a good year. Much better than this year anyway. Blue Iris, you kind of let me down.
[ link to Pantone.com ]