2009 Color Predictions

2009 Color Predictions


Since Pantone recently selected their color of the year, Mimosa, and their spring fashion color predictions have been out for a while, i thought it was time to have a look at what their predictions looked like and check in with the current trends here at COLOURlovers.

While it's hard to say exactly what will be the most popular colors and palettes here on COLOURlovers come spring, since things change so fluidly and change is influenced on a daily basis, it is safe to say that together as a community we have a huge impact on which colors and palettes will appear in art and on the web in the future. As each of us shares our love for color we inspire each other and those who are looking to create new meaning in their work and lives through the use of color. So keep sharing the color love and continue to look forward to whatever comes next.

Mimosa



Pantone recently selected the color for 2009 to be 'Mimosa' :

Mimosa, a warm, engaging yellow. In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow.

Pantone Spring Predictions & Current Top CL Colors



If you follow the posts here you might remember back in the fall when we looked at the fall color trends and matched them against nature's fall colors - it was fun - but since the spring is filled with an overwhelming number of different colors coming from all the flowers that bloom, and it's still the dead of winter, for now, we're just going to take a look at Pantone's predictions and the top colors & palettes here on COLOURlovers.

According to the report, blue and purple lead the top 10 hues for spring ’09. The palette also includes pops of vibrant color representing the optimism of the season, combined with sophisticated neutrals to ground the palette and provide stability in an unpredictable economic climate. A spectrum of greens rounds out the report, evoking a sense of freshness and new beginnings. - fashion color report spring 2009

Pantone:_Palace_Blue Bright_Lapis
Pantone:_Salmon_RoseWatermillion
Pantone:_Fushia_RedI_drank_CL_Kool-aid
Pantone:_LuciteGreenminted_peas
Pantone:_Dark_Citroncreep
Pantone:_Super_Lemonheart_of_gold
Pantone:_Lavender5D6878
Pantone:VibrantGreenvanilla_cream
Pantone:_Slate_Gray
peach_purr
Pantone:_Rose_Dust90._89._73

Top CL Palettes

Conspicuous_Creep (◕〝◕)

Optimistic_2009 i_will_wait_for_you.

i_demand_a_pancake Adrift_in_Dreams

Have_a_Happy_2009 Giant_Goldfish

Best_Wishes_For_2009 Kona_Coast

My_pet_elephant a_beautiful_day


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velveteen

yay for yellow! :D:D:D

morris08

As a huge fan of our beautiful, stylish, and brilliant First Lady, I would like to say that I think Pantone got it partially right. Thanks to inauguration day, I think the color of the year is lemongrass:

Racing

Thank you, Mrs. O!

manekineko

cool idea evad, but what time range was this color toplist taken from? There are really far fewer matches IMO, maybe I'm missing something?

jeannedb

Call it Mimosa or call it Harvest Gold - it's a flashback to my mom's kitchen in the 70s.

Khandro

My colors! I love it! Prediction or not these colors are absolutely fab! What an inspiration!

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