Pantone Annoints ‘Mimosa’ Color of 2009


According to Pantone, next year’s colour is Mimosa or, PANTONE® 14-0848, as it’s known to its friends… Now there’s an unmistakable swoosh of color!

In the words of the venerable Pantone: “In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other colour expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow.” I don’t mean to be disagreeable but there are some fuschias that leave me pretty breathless.

The voice of colour authority elaborates: “The colour yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance.” There’s that word reassurance again. “Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation.” Should we text this to Detroit?

And finally, should you still need further convincing that you were born to bathe yourself in yellow, Mimosa is “a versatile shade that coordinates with any other colour, 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.” Now don’t go disgracing yourselves showing up in arctic blue this season.

Thankfully, we already have the cocktail namesake in ready to usher in the new year.

So there you have it. Next year’s style icon is…



~ by eaesthete on 12/24/08.

3 Responses to “Pantone Annoints ‘Mimosa’ Color of 2009”

  1. I love Mimosa it reminds me of my favorite new plant Mimosa pudica. Well that is the scientific name but you probably know it as the TickleMe Plant. It’s that REAL Plant that MOVES when you Tickle It! The leaves instantly fold up and even the branches droop when Tickled. You can even grow your own TickleMe Plant at

  2. The plural of fuschia is fuschias, not fuschia’s. Apostrophes are for possession or contractions, not plurality!

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