hot new color for the coming year

susie100December 3, 2008

Here's a link to an article about the hot new color of the coming year: Mimosa. It's the new black.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28036994/

Susan

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caminnc

WOW, a little of that will go a long way.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 6:53PM
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auntjen

Yum! I love it!

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 6:54PM
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jakabedy

I'm thinking it is more the new orange. I just went and read the rest of the article and it appears it is, indeed, the new orange. I think I like it.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 7:01PM
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mitchdesj

it looked like a very bright yellow on my monitor; there's been a lot of golds in the last few years so that yellow doesn't strike me as new, although pretty.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 9:03PM
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Lena M

**SLAPS FOREHEAD**

Here I was calling my 1970s Harvest Gold counters Moutarde when I should have been calling them Mimosa!

LOL, Lena

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 9:11PM
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moonkat99

Really now lenam, you know that if one is going to be trendy, one simply must have the color name right! ;-D

I wonder what the new avocado green is......

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 9:17PM
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mdc08

Great news since I just painted the main living areas of my new home Benjamin Moore CORK... which is very yellow gold in color. :) Mark that ONE of the things I did right during this construction...haha

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 9:34PM
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Lena M

I wonder what the new avocado green is......
OLIVE [Or KIWI or LIME PEEL]

Brown = Cinnamon
Harvest Gold = Dijon (2005), Mimosa (2008)
Burnt Orange = Terra-cotta
Avocado = Olive

I tell ya this warms the hearts of all of us procrastinating decorators!

-Lena

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 10:08PM
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metromom

wow, the 70s are back!

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 10:58PM
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moonkat99

I loves me my fall colors....

But not in my appliances! Or furniture. Or walls. Or floors. :-D

Splashes, here & there, yes indeedy :)

Oh wait! I'm going to paint my office walls a gold color! Excuse me, I mean, mimosa!

Dangit, I guess I'm trendy after all. Jumps up & bites you when you least expect it.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 11:08PM
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msjay2u

well dang that is the color I picked out to redo my BLUE kitchen that I am sooo tired of. I thought I was picking something unique but now it is trendy

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 11:23PM
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pammyfay

Is it a little egg-yolk-looking? Or is it just me...

(but i'd love it nicely chilled in a glass any old time!)

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 1:14AM
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littledog

I would have thought Mimosa would be pink, like the flower on the tree.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mimosa in pink

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 8:49AM
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kmcg85

I'm with you littledog. I thought mimosa flowers were pink? I KNOW the drink is orange/yellow, so I never thought about where the term came from. I guess after a few, I really didn't care!Lol!

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 9:24AM
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Lena M

Mimosa is a genus with many different species and varieties. Some mimosas have yellow flowers, others are pink or red.

I never understood how ROSE could refer to a single color:

-Lena

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 9:43AM
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teacats

Fascinating!

Yes -- those 70s way-too-cool-and-totally-organic colors are back!

Just re-painted my deep dark gold dining room to deep dark olive/dark green ...... hmmmmmmm ......

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 9:56AM
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greenthumbfish

Oh, teacats, you know how it is, mimosa today, olive drab tomorrow... you're just setting the next trend, LOL!

We had a Mimosa tree in the yard of my childhood home... blossoms were pink.

I had several Mimosas while I was tearing out wallpaper out of my kitchen on Sunday. They were yellow/gold ;-)

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 10:10AM
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greenthumbfish

Oh, teacats, you know how it is, mimosa today, olive drab tomorrow... you're just setting the next trend, LOL!

We had a Mimosa tree in the yard of my childhood home... blossoms were pink.

I had several Mimosas while I was tearing out wallpaper out of my kitchen on Sunday. They were yellow/gold ;-)

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 2:12PM
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alex9179

New? I painted my front room in our old house something similar in 2001. I said on another thread that I was either hopelessly behind current fashion or years ahead LOL!

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 2:19PM
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susieq07

What's old is new again always and forever! or what goes around comes around eventually...sometimes you just need to learn to say NO........

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 2:46PM
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moonkat99

Sorry alex - I see yer mimosa....I see yer cinnamon....I see yer terra cotta......but it looks to me like your missing the essential finishing touch of olive. Perhaps a nice area rug?

;-)

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 2:58PM
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Lena M

Perhaps a nice area rug?

I'm thinking nice wall-to-wall olive carpeting, maybe sculpted shag, err FRIESE ?

(Too bad it is your old house. I do like the colors!)

-Lena

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 3:10PM
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alex9179

You can't see the pillow on the couch, but it has the olive in it :)
I guess the plant doesn't count, huh? LOL!

Ooh! I had drab green on the area rug just off camera view.

I guess my new living room colors of gray, orange, and yellow will be hot in another 7 years.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 3:44PM
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Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

Oh, now I'm really out. I have cobalt blue and red - but still love it.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 5:01PM
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bronwynsmom

So now I am sorry that I threw out the rug from my first apartment thirty-seven years ago...it was a long, scraggly shag in about four shades of olive-y green. Oh, but I was so bohemian in those days! After about three years it looked more like a dead dog than a rug....
Eeee-yipes!
But that Mimosa looks really very South of France, doesn't it?...or even Georgian...put it on the parlor walls in an historic house in Britain with huge portraits of vaguely miltary looking ancestors and a slew of blue-and-white Chinese export porcelain, and you're the Queen of England!

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 5:13PM
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robin_DC

Good; then I guess my harvest colors are coming back in style. That's actually simlar to my dining room and kitchen paint color (except that we have so much light that it looks like a more muted yellow, and the mustardy color only comes through in the hallway in the afternoon shadows). I thought the current trends were towards cooler colors like gray and blue, etc., and that my color scheme was too 'early 2000s.' Shows what I know. ;-)

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 5:56PM
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littledog

"You can't see the pillow on the couch, but it has the olive in it :)
I guess the plant doesn't count, huh? LOL! "

Only if it's dying, then you should be able to get the proper yellow tones to call it olive.

"A plant is only worth growing if it looks good when it's dead." - Piet Oudolf

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 6:12PM
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johnatemp

Robindc, Me, too!! I just painted my kitchen an olivey green - my 4th kitchen in over 10 years to be that color!! I have always love autumn colors & had a hard time painting my kitchen the SAME color again!! I even had custom drapes in a gorgeous french country pattern with roosters & all but it just wasn't me - looks great in my MIL's kitchen, thou.

I was so excited to hear Teacats say she was painting an olive color too. All I am seeing in mags & blogs is whites, blues, & grays - love it but not me or practical for me.

I guess DH shouldn't have painted the avocado green refrigerator black in his garage!!
Smiles:)

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 7:09PM
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lizzie_grow

We have been able to delegate a lower level room that has one window which faces west, to a small home gym. It's kind of a blank slate with white (sort of ivory) trim, white closet doors and beige carpet with a hint of taupe in it, I think.

Anyway, I cannot decide on a color that would on one hand be restful, but also inspiring, if that makes sense! The hallway outside the room is a sage green, but I can really use any color.

Ideas?!!!

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 9:54PM
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Lena M

Lizzie Grow, you may want to reask this question in a new thread. (include a photo if you can!). The only color anyone here will recommend is that great new shade Mimosa.

LOL, Lena

    Bookmark   December 5, 2008 at 9:56AM
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Lena M

Sorry Lizzie Grow,
I see you already did start a new thread!

-L

    Bookmark   December 5, 2008 at 10:08AM
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