Monday, December 15, 2008

Pantone 14-0848 TCX

You don't have to be a designer to have heard of Pantone, THE leading authority on printing inks and predictor of color trends. Earlier this month, Pantone did a press release announcing the 2009 Color of the Year; Pantone 14-0849 TCX, also known as "Mimosa." According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, "the color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance." I've always considered yellow defiantly cheerful, laughing in the face of anger and all things ugly and mean. Yes, and it's the color of mimosas.

In case you're interested in Pantone's Fashion Color Report for Spring, they've written that too!


Anonymous said...

The mimosa trees I remember had pinkish/peach-ish blossom with an ethereal scent.

What Pantone is calling Mimosa I would have called Forsythia. Interesting how different eyes perceive the same color differently.

Rita Finn said...

I wonder if there are different color blossoms in the mimosa family. The press release did feature the yellow you see here, but I could just as easily see them as pink/peach as well.

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