This Year’s Hot Hues
Leaders of the color industry advisory groups have spoken and yellow and purple are said to be the hot colors for 2009 in both fashion and home furnishings.
Pantone, a provider of professional color standards for the design industries, has selected “mimosa” (Pantone 14-0848) as their color for the year. They report that “in a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow.” The Color Marketing Group (CMG) has chosen colors influenced by both the economy and our outlook on the future. CMG, the leading international non-profit association of color design professionals, shares that purple is not a fad, but “an entrenched trend, strongly influenced by the election. (After all, red plus blue equals purple.)”
While we aren’t suggesting you paint your entire home bright yellow and purple, there are some great ways to bring these colors in as accents.Pawn stool in yellow, Knoll Cuddle Cloth ‘Dandelion’ upholstery, Sherwin Williams paint ’Solaria’)
Also, check out what Washington Spaces had to say about this year’s color here.