From this January 22, 2009 article in the Washington Post:
In Times So Mellow, A Burst Of Yellow: Institute Serves Up 'Mimosa' as Its Color of the YearRead the rest at Always On Watch.
The people vote for change, and color company Pantone delivers.
By choosing Mimosa, a champagne-and-orange-juice shade of yellow as the 2009 color of the year, Pantone promises hope, joy, optimism -- sentiments to match the new U.S. president's oft-spoken words.
"Yellow is the color of change, of hopefulness, of warmth and of good cheer," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Pantone provides color standards widely used in most design industries, and the Color Institute is its research group.
Each year the institute selects a color based on a general sense of the world's mood....