And It Was All Yellow...

It might be almost halfway through February, but there's always time to look back on the previous year and do a little reminiscing. So before I belatedly begin to ponder the repercussions of Turquoise being coined Pantone's Color of the Year for 2010, the ridiculously talented Michaela, freelance wedding stylist and florist extraordinaire, has provided us with a roundup of the year of Mimosa - take it away, Michaela!


I’ll admit I have an unhealthy obsession with purple. So much so, I plan to name my first born daughter Indigo. But no other colour has come close to tearing me away from my fetish this season like yellow has.

It’s no surprise that yellow (14-0848 Mimosa) was Pantone's Colour of 2009. With the global financial crisis sinking its teeth in, the world turned a colour previously associated with jaundice for a source of hope and inspiration.

Being rather slack with following fashion trends, I didn’t notice it in abundance in the fashion world, but it was certainly colour of choice for weddings.

Gone are the days of traditional marshmallow and meringue brides! Bold, bright colours have replaced traditional ivory and champagne.

We’re seeing the same trends in floristry, albeit VERY behind the times here in Australia.

More vibrant and varied bouquet designs are emerging using plants and flowers with unusual textures such as Celosia (a.k.a Brain flower) and succulents.

So Happy New Year* readers and farewell yellow. Turquoise has some big shoes to fill!


Oh Mimosa, I miss you so! A huge thank you to Michaela for sharing her killer eye for colour with us all - be sure to mosey on over to her new bloggy abode, violet femme.

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*As usual, I'm at least two months behind, but the sentiment still stands I'm sure!