Friday, January 2, 2009

Color of the Year

The color yellow "Mimosa" has been selected by Pantone as the Color of the Year for 2009.

I am sure that you will start to notice splashes of yellow everywhere now. Yellow rain boots, stationary, cardigans and totes are all showing up in stores and online. Have fun with it - yellow is meant to inspire and uplift.

I've got an idea...when you are hosting friends for brunch this Spring, serve mimosas! You can tell everyone that they are drinking the color of the year.



LillyB said...

How beautiful!!!

MmeBenaut said...

Stunning irises, Anne. As for Mimosa - we have so much of it growing around our house. In winter, the wattles are a mass of yellow. You can find some on my blog under the label "wattles".

Anne Reeves said...

I didn't know that there was a mimosa plant! I was showing the iris to highlight the color. Thanks for sharing - it must be so pretty to have bushes bloooming yellow!

MmeBenaut said...

Yes Anne, the Mimosas found in France and Italy originated in Australia. Here they are called "Wattle" trees and bushes and there are many different varieties. The actual genus name is "Acacia".