...for flowers or for drinks. But not a great color for many people, yours truly being one of them.
I've been up in arms since Pantone announced that "mimosa" would be the Official Color of the Year for 2009. Who can wear this? I'm betting they're people who tan - which leaves me out.
My real grudge against this color is that it's not actually mimosa. Yellow is a difficult color to wear, but actual mimosas (the flowers or the drink) are a charming shade of yellow-orange. If it looks good on your skin tone, you'd be the brightest beam of light in the room.
This color, however, does not give me that sunshiny feel. It looks a lot like some kind of bean soup. Not something I want to wear to a party.
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