According to Pantone, the color of the year for 2009 is mimosa (what you and I might call a warm yellow). Pantone is the company that produces those expensive color chip books with formulations that designers use when selecting colors for your logo or printed materials. It’s the way we tell printers what we want. (Still not an exact science, but that’s a post for another day.)

This color has been showing up in women’s fashions and interior design for a couple of years now; in fact, I painted my son’s nursery this color. So I’m not sure if Pantone is a little late to the party, but at any rate, keep it in mind if you’re trying to keep your brand current.

Pantone Selects Color of the Year for 2009: PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa