It’s not just a brunch cocktail anymore. Color systems provider Pantone has named “Mimosa” its 2009 color of the year.

According to Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman, the yellow Mimosa color “exemplifies” warm and nurturing qualities associated with the sun and “speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation.” It also is a versatile shade that “coordinates with any other color,” the company said.

Commonly, a mimosa is a drink made of champagne and orange juice.

Pantone’s 2008 color of the year was “Blue Iris.”