Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pantone Color of the Year 2009: Mimosa

I might have guessed that the First Lady would choose a yellow (gold) dress for the Inauguration, because the Pantone Color of the Year 2009 is a shade of yellow called Mimosa (you can see the color on the Pantone site). The actual color strip appears on my monitor to be a warmer shade than the dress worn by Mrs. Obama, but the message is clear, that we're all hoping for a brighter, more optimistic turn of events as we brave the cold and move forward in the new year.

Pantone announced on Dec. 3, 2008: "PANTONE® 14-0848 Mimosa, a warm, engaging yellow, as the color of the year for 2009. In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow."