Image2Pantone has announced that the color of the year is 14-0848 Mimosa:

“The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation.”

Yellow. Hm. We’ll note it is the color of Charlie Brown’s shirt. And also that we got a bright yellow shirt for Christmas and haven’t been able to take it off since, so maybe there is something to this…

[Via Douglas Wolk]


  1. Goes nicely with last year’s color, Blue Iris.

    It is subdued for a yellow, reminds me of the gooey goodness of a fried egg.

    Anyone know the CMYK mixture? Will it make a guest appearance in Amazing Spider-Man? Or might Marvel instead used the Spring 2009 colors as the foundation for the next event crossover?

  2. Mark my words!!!!
    Yellow will be the BIGGEST color ever!
    Not merely,…”of the year,…BUT of the decade!
    From now on,…when ever I answer my phone I’m using “Yellow!?” as a greeting.
    Try it! It makes you feel all,…powerful.

  3. That’s the same color of the shirt I have on in my own webcomic strip called @the8spot LOL No big story it just happen to be the color of the shirt I had on that day and like most comics strip it’s the stander image now.

    Wilson Ramos Jr.