Color of the Year 2009: Goodbye Blue Iris, Hello Mimosa

Color of the Year 2009: Goodbye Blue Iris, Hello Mimosa

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Janel Laban
Dec 3, 2008

Last year Pantone's 2008 color choice was deep, mysterious and definitely on the cool side of the color wheel.

It was Blue Iris (shown here) and was described as a hue that "combines the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple. Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement".

Well, according to Pantone's announcement today, it looks like we've had just about enough mystery and excitement and now we need some hope and radiance...in the form of Mimosa.

Jump below for a blast of the color of 2009:

From todays Pantone press release: "Mimosa, a warm engaging yellow, brings hope and optimism during a time of economic uncertainty and political change. Inspired by the Mimosa tree and the sparkle of the renowned cocktail, the 2009 color of the year represents the hopeful and radiant characteristics associated with the color yellow."

We are long time fans of yellows for interiors and think this is definitely on trend for the home. What do you think? Will you enjoy seeing more "Mimosa" in the year to come?

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