Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Day Dawning

Each year the Pantone Color Institute selects a hue from among a rainbow of possibilities and gives it the distinction of Color of the Year. It's kind of like the Academy Award for color. The particular tone goes on to enjoy a rich career, finding its way into clothing, furniture, and accessories. Pottery Barn, West Elm and the like will tint their perennial favorites with it.

And the 2009 winner is...




"In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow," the company says on their Web site.

Who knew I was so prescient for hosting a brunch with mimosas on inauguration day? There was a lot of ...ah..."hope" in my house that morning:

(empty bottles of proseco)