Pantone selects color for 2009

CARLSTADT, N.J. So what’s the color of the year for 2009? Mimosa, an engaging yellow that exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun and an expression of reassurance and hope that will likely be welcomed in today’s economic uncertainty and political change, according to color authority Pantone.

Mimosa, best illustrated by the flowers of the Mimosa tree and the sparkle of the hued cocktail, is a versatile shade that has appeal for men and women. It translates to both fashion and interiors. Given this, it is likely the color will pop up in the beauty and fashion world in 2009.

“The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance,” stated Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation.

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