Is jade hotter than mimosa?
Pantone, the U.S. colour authority, has chosen sunny yellow mimosa as the hottest hue for 2009, spanning the worlds of fashion and home decor.
That said, I don't know if I'd paint a whole wall in that shade — maybe in a kitchen — but the accessories are pretty fab. This optimistic colour is supposed to help lift our moods during these trying economic times.
Meanwhile, CIL Paints has chosen a more earthy hue for Canadian walls: jade green — as shown in the brand's Opal Silk, right — is its choice for 2009's favourite shade.
Why green? CIL says it's intended to help soothe and energize Canadians, as well as reflect a return to nature in light of the ever-growing eco-friendly movement. The brand also says that jade “promotes an atmosphere of healing and optimism.”
CIL recommends pairing jade and tea green, which are expected to be picked up as both main and accent tones, with organic shades such as muted aquas and taupes, warm hues like plum and pink, and saturated shades like coral, grapefruit and kiwi.
When I redecorate this spring, I think I may opt for jade accents for my bedroom and office, and sunny mimosa for the kitchen and living spaces!
What's your choice for 2009's hottest hue? How do you plan to incorporate it into your home decor?