And the color of the year is.... Mimosa! Pantone "the global authority on color" has announced this warm yellow as the color of the year for 2009. When I drink a mimosa it's more of a peach color, but hey, they're the experts. It is the color of the flowers found on the Mimosa tree (had no idea there was a mimosa tree). It is considered an optimistic color and a very versatile color. You will see it in clothing, accessories and home furnishings. Read more here.