Thought I'd pass this along, as seen in an email newsletter I get from MediaPost Marketing Daily:
Blue Iris Is The Color Of The Year
Thursday, Jan 3, 2008 5:00 AM ET
EXPECT TO SEE PLENTY OF Blue Iris this year, in everything from advertising to cosmetics to fashion to home décor, says Pantone Inc.
In naming it as the color of the year, Pantone says the purply-blue is just what an unsettled nation needs to calm down. "Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement," it says.
"As a reflection of the times, Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspect of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast. Emotionally, it is anchoring and meditative, with a touch of magic. Look for it artfully combined with deeper plums, red-browns, yellow-greens, grapes and grays.