Mimosa a warm, engaging yellow, is the color of the year for 2009.
The symbolism of yellow is one of the reasons Mimosa was chosen. "In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow," according to the press release from Pantone.
The bright cocktail and flowers of a Mimosa tree are perfect examples of the feeling this color conveys.
“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.”