Just when you thought you’d seen all the colors . . . here’s a new one

Hey, that’s not just yellow — that’s Minion Yellow, from Pantone, the company that creates colors, determines color trends, and I guess makes those little paint chips you take home from Lowe’s.

Minion Yellow marks the first time that a color has been created and named after a character in a movie — and as anybody with kids knows, Minions first appeared in the Despicable Me movies and will have their own spin-off, or really a prequel, this summer with the movie called simply Minions.

According to the Pantone Color Institue Team who created the new color, it . . .

“heightens awareness and creates clarity…the color of hope, joy and optimism.”

Okay, if you say so. It looks pretty much like regular old yellow to me! But perhaps in the next few months  your kids will be sporting a Minion Yellow t-shirt or you’ll be driving a Minion Yellow car. It could happen!


About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.