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(S&L) Yellow Is The Big Color For 2009

From the, for once, prescient Associated Press:

This undated photo provided by Pantone, Inc. shows a swatch of PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa. Pantone, which provides color standards to design industries, specifically cites mimosa, a vibrant shade illustrated by the flowers of the mimosa tree as well as the brunch-favorite cocktail, as its top shade of the new year, but the company, in general, believes the public will embrace many tones of optimistic yellow.

Yellow expected as a bright spot for 2009

By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, AP Fashion Writer – Wed Dec 3

NEW YORK – Enough gloom and doom: There’s a prediction from a leading color source that cheerful and sunny yellow will be the influential color of 2009.

Pantone, which provides color standards to design industries, specifically cites “mimosa,” a vibrant shade of yellow illustrated by the flowers of some mimosa trees as well as the brunch-favorite cocktail, as its top shade of the new year. In general, Pantone expects the public to embrace many tones of optimistic yellow.

“I think it’s just the most wonderful symbolic color of the future,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It’s invariably connected to warmth, sunshine and cheer — all the good things we’re in dire need of right now.”

In the spring fashion collections previewed earlier in the fall for retailers and editors, pops of yellow brightened the runways of Carolina Herrera — who called her favorite shade marigold — Badgley Mischka, Zac Posen and Michael Kors, among others. Kors even included a retro yellow polka-dot bikini that clearly harkened back to a more upbeat time.

The fashion world first embraced orange a few years ago and that has evolved into yellow, which had already been gaining popularity in the home market, too.

People know yellow lightens up the atmosphere,” Eiseman says.

Home-goods companies based in Paris and Milan, Italy, have already been heavily influenced by yellow, says Tom Mirabile, vice president of global trends and design at Lifetime Brands, Inc., whose portfolio includes Cuisinart, Farberware and Pfaltzgraff.

It helps that it looks good in florals and has a close association with nature, a driving force in the marketplace right now, and it complements current favorites green and purple. (In 2008, “blue iris,” a purple-tinged blue, was color of the year.)

I’d say you should get used to seeing yellow in places you’re not used to seeing it,” Eiseman says.

Notice anything?

Once again a certain website leads the way.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 4th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

23 Responses to “(S&L) Yellow Is The Big Color For 2009”

  1. BatK says:

    my first thought went to the Nazi arm bands Jews had to wear… also yellow

  2. River says:

    Not to impugn Sweetness in any way (since your yellow is meant to suggest bees and honey, and I like butter yellow a lot), but I see this push for yellow as surrender to cowardice, as in ‘yellow-bellied’. The world is turning yellow in the face of IslamoNazism.

  3. Steve says:

    “but I see this push for yellow as surrender to cowardice, as in ‘yellow-bellied’. The world is turning yellow in the face of IslamoNazism.”

    Well, it might be possible to read a little too much into this.

    Besides, you aren’t giving our influence enough credit.

    Remember, the site had a blue header up until very recently. And what was the color for 2008?

    Blue.

    That can’t be a coincidence.

  4. proreason says:

    “all the good things we’re in dire need of right now”

    We are going to be seeing an outpouring of glad tidings from the media in the runup to the inauguration.

    Media gotta shill for it’s guy.

    Gloom and doom will turn to rampant optimism. Colors, movies, weather, economy, security, innovation, all will make remarkable turn-arounds. Children will lose weight. People will be on their way back to work. The country will break into song. TV shows will become joyous. Hope and Love will emerge in February, months before the spring.

    Watch.

  5. BatK says:

    maybe if you post red, it will be the “it” color during congressional and presidential election years :-)

  6. Steve says:

    “maybe if you post red, it will be the “it” color during congressional and presidential election years”

    Something tells me we will be drowning in red by the midterms.

  7. Steve says:

    “but I see this push for yellow as surrender to cowardice, as in ‘yellow-bellied’. The world is turning yellow in the face of IslamoNazism.”

    Still, there may be something in what you say:

    Cindy Sheehan For Congress 
    http://www.cindyforcongress.org/

  8. BatK says:

    was it Citigroup who recently published something to the effect of us turning into the Weimar republic? Again, in which case, I reiterate my point about yellow…although the color for Islam is green (yup, you heard right)

  9. GuppyNblue says:

    The t-shirt looks pretty good close-up. I’ll have to order one in the morning. I get contracted by Maryland’s state government sometimes so I think I’ll wear it when I visit Annapolis.

  10. JohnMG says:

    http://www.cindyforcongress.org/

    And you all thought this was a joke, didn’t you?

  11. Colonel1961 says:

    SG: at the risk of impugning myself, I’m very picky about t-shirts and am craving a(n) S&L tog. Quick question (and back to impugning myself): are they Hanes Beefy-T’s? Gotta have thick t-shirts – nothing else ages the same…

  12. sheehanjihad says:

    I’m confused….was she actually on the ballot, and lost to the plastic fantastic? I thought she was running in 10….and, if she did run, did she get over twenty three votes?

  13. Steve says:

    “she did run, did she get over twenty three votes?”

    Cindy actually came in second — ahead of the Republican.

    Which tells you a lot about SF.

  14. BigOil says:

    “Notice anything?”

    Sure did…a shameless plug for the merchandise. Just what I’d expect from a greedy conservative.

  15. Landshark says:

    –Gotta have thick t-shirts – nothing else ages the same…–

    Or hides the back hair.

    :-)

  16. KendraWilder says:

    The MSM proved what they set out to do: That they still have the power to shape and mold public opinion, and the power to make or break Presidents. But they’ve gone too far when they start telling me what colors mean what, and what attitude and optimism those colors are supposed to engender. They’re setting us up, preparing us to have a positive reaction to PE Obama’s screwups as they start unfolding. Thankfully, I’m not one of the sheeples the MSM can still influence. I just hope their collapse is hastened, before the coming mid-terms. Time to take the country back from a bunch of power mad media elitists who completely sacrificed their “public watchdog” aura in favor of political action and power madness.

  17. fluffy says:

    I’m surprised. The article mentions mimosa and it wasn’t cross posted at ‘Get Drunk etc’?

    Someone has been ‘hoping‘ a little too much ;-)

  18. A Mad Pole says:

    Hey, 2 years ago we repainted the bedroom to a color a shade brighter than that “mimosa” they are promoting now.

    Mind you, choosing that color was an expression of our mood at that time (and still is; we trully feel blessed to have one another), we did not choose it because we needed a mood lift or something to raise our spirits.

    It is superstitious to think that painting rooms yellow or wearing yellow clothes will make anyone happy.

    Count your blessings, be grateful and thank God for what you have, put your trust in Him and you will feel happy and warm in a blackest room. And those around you will feel that too.

    So now you know who started the trend :)

  19. Steve says:

    “Quick question (and back to impugning myself): are they Hanes Beefy-T’s? Gotta have thick t-shirts – nothing else ages the same…”

    I don’t know if they are “Beefy Ts.” They are Hanes Authentic Tagless T-Shirts.

    They feel quite substantial and beefy to me.

    (And of course you can always return them, if you are unsatisfied.)

  20. Colonel1961 says:

    SG: Much thanks!

  21. Zilla says:

    Here’s a shirt being modeled. (heh heh)
    http://tinyurl.com/5j73lf

  22. Steve says:

    Thanks, Z.

    And if that isn’t the picture of cheery optimism, I don’t know what is.

  23. GL0120 says:

    I’m already seeing it where I never expected to – down the spine of the president.
    I never in a million years thought that I’d see such an absolute craven coward in charge of the U.S..
    I recently read a column by Greg Lewis asking if we’d elected a Beta Male as president.
    The column described a Beta Male as one who – “genuflects, crouches, tucks his tail, and may even end up on his back, exposing his neck in acquiescence, making sure the alpha male knows he has no intention of challenging him.” – a perfect definition of the yellow coward who is now president.
    Worse yet is Mr. Lewis’ contention that “It’s the height of folly to think that other nations won’t be doing everything they can to make President Obama their b**h” (rhymes with “rich”).
    Unless the Republicans can grow a set in the next year and regain control of congress the United States as a world power will be nothing more than a distant memory.


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