Pantone the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries selects Mimosa as its color of the year for 2009. The color Mimosa was chosen as a symbol of optimism, hope and reassurance, much needed sentiments in this time of economic uncertainty and political change.
According to Pantone: “The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation.”
Mimosa is a versatile shade that complements any other color, appeals to both men and women, and can works well in fashion and interiors.
In addition to the Mimosa blossoms, other popular flowers in shades of yellow include jonquils, tulips, roses, daisies and lilies.
Mimosa trees (also known as the “silk tree”) are popular ornamentals because of the bright colors they exude. Mimosa trees are easy to grow, do well in climates that get little rain and are a popular habitat for Hummingbirds.