It is commonly believed that carrying or wearing yellow gemstones promotes the ability to express yourself. They are said to be excellent stones for writers and public speakers to increase eloquence. The yellow stones stimulate movement and mental awareness. They are used to enhance decision-making skills. Wear yellow to present a cheery, uplifting effect and use around the office to help keep a clear mind.
|Pantone, global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, has named PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa the color of the year. This warm, engaging yellow brings optimism, hope and reassurance to a time of economic uncertainty and political change.
"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."
Best illustrated by the abundant flowers of the Mimosa tree and the sparkle of the brilliantly hued cocktail, the 2009 color of the year represents the hopeful and radiant characteristics associated with the color yellow.
'Yellow continues to weave in and out of the scenes, floating in during moments of transition and tension. The viewer comes to anticipate Latika's penchant for yellow, which acts as a symbol of faith and love. She literally lights up the screen in her glowing sunny textiles at times when it seems all hope is lost.''
Print FREE downloadable seasonal color swatches developed by the Color Association of the United States. Note the ''banana seed'' and ''lemon meringue'' color swatches transitioning from spring/summer to fall/winter this year.
|"We would like to share some of the customer comments we received in response to the article "The Color of the Year: Yellow," as featured in an email newsletter. Please keep in mind that the comments expressed below are those of our customers and do not reflect the views of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads."|
"I'm totally smitten by color and greatly enjoy any info you provide us. Thanks so much!"
"Love the Newsletter! I have my own business (just sent in an order) and I look forward to your 'Color for the Season' articles to give me guidance for my next round of shows I produce for.
" Yellow may be this year's color, but Mimosa trees have PINK blossoms. I have lived in the South all my life and I have NEVER seen a yellow mimosa tree. For information about mimosa see http://www.ncsu.edu/goingnative/howto/mapping/invexse/mimosa.html
"As I said in previous comment, mimosa blossoms are PINK. I couldn't find a single instance of mimosa being yellow in pages and pages of Google results for mimosa. So naming yellow "mimosa" is strange indeed. Of course, I work for a horticultural research center, so maybe I pay more attention to plants, blossom colors and other plant details than you do."
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