Pantone recently unveiled its 2017 Color of the Year, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! What better way to liven up your big day than with a bright burst of Greenery: Pantone 15-0343.
(Wondering what exactly is Pantone Color of the Year? It’s a symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what Pantone sees taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.)
Described as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew,” Greenery is a refreshing and vitalizing shade symbolic of new beginnings.
Plus, its versatility is unparalleled. Whether you’re planning a spring, summer, or fall wedding, Greenery can be incorporated in a variety of ways for both indoor and outdoor celebrations. In fact, Pantone calls Greenery “nature’s neutral.” That means it’ll fit in well as a subtle accent or as the star of the show (after the bride, of course). Pair it with a contrasting color for a wedding style that’s all your own.
Don’t stress if you’ve already selected your wedding colors. Consider incorporating Greenery – or any of Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for Spring – as the perfect pop of color to your bouquets and floral décor. You can also stretch your budget by adding more greenery to your arrangements; it’s possible to transform your wedding with the touch of a leaf. Or skip the flowers altogether and marry your best friend under a vine-covered trellis.
If you’re absolutely in love with this vibrant, energizing shade of green, showcase it with a little help from your besties. The Dessy Group offers an array of Greenery-colored dress to suite each bridesmaid’s shape and style. We’re particularly fond of this gorgeous look.
The color also works well for those handsome fellas in your wedding. Spruce up their boutonnieres with fragrant eucalyptus leaves or pick a patterned pocket square for a simple, sophisticated style.
Of course the bride will want something blue to accompany her old, new, and borrowed goodies, but consider donning a gorgeous pair of Gaspeite earrings or vintage hair pins for a bit of on-trend flair.
Let’s say your wedding is around the corner, and you’ve finalized every last detail, but you absolutely must have Greenery somewhere in your special day. Take a deep breath and make yourself a drink. Seriously. Why not add a Green Apple Ginger Martini to your springtime soiree? Or how about a Minty Pear Mojito for your summery celebration? Be sure to personalize your signature cocktail so your guests can request a “Tony and Tina Martini” all night!
Ultimately, we encourage you to incorporate this vibrant shade of green into your wedding in whatever way suits your style best. Don’t force it, but don’t let it scare you either. It can easily enhance a rustic, natural ambiance, or liven an indoor celebration with a bright burst of color. We encourage you to embrace the refreshing rejuvenation of Greenery and allow it to complement your already perfect plan.