Pantone Colour of the Year 2017

Hi there lovelies. It’s that time again, Christmas is over and people are looking in their crystal balls and predicting what’s going to be hot hot hot for the year ahead. The folks over at Pantone have released their colour of the year for 2017, and it’s the fresh and vibrant 15-0343, also known as Greenery.

A new start

Pantone pick the colour they think will reflect the year ahead. Given the rather stormy 2016 we’ve had, this uplifting and fresh choice  speaks of optimism and a renewed sense of vigour. The executive director of the Pantone Color Institute (which, by the way, is now on my list of ultimate dream jobs) has this to say.

“Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our global desire to rejuvenate and revitalise, Greenery symbolises the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

Going green

We hope that we’ll see splashes of Greenery in weddings through 2017 – it’s not just a Springlike colour after all. Here are some ideas for how you can incorporate this zesty and oh-so-on-trend colour into your big day.

Incorporating Pantone Greenery into your wedding. A green gown or green shoes make a statement.

Image sources clockwise from left: Hamda al Fahim via Aisle Perfect; The Fashion Tag; BHLDN

I’m really hoping to see more brides taking the plunge and going for colourful wedding gowns in 2017. This floaty and ethereal dress of extreme loveliness would be a fabulous place to start! If you’ve got your heart set on a more traditional white or ivory wedding dress, then why not add a shot of greenery to your bridal look with some gorgeous green heels?

Peridot and diamond engagement ring sits on a stone

Image source: Etsy

It’s time for emerald to give the limelight over to its lesser-known cousin, peridot. This pale green stone is an almost perfect match for Pantone’s chosen colour. It would look stunning sparkling away on your hand.

Delightful decor

Apples as decorative accents are perfect for autumnal weddings, but a crisp Granny Smith hits that Greenery note and adds a zestiness to a wedding no matter the season. We adore these hydrangea topped vases, and adding an apple martini to your bar menu? Yes please!

Greenery doesn’t mean garish by any stretch of the imagination. This shade is something that can work on a wedding cake, as demonstrated by the above three beauties. We love the elegant sophistication of these, whether in watercolour, floral or fondant.

When I was looking for images that I thought hit that ‘Greenery’ note perfectly, it was the florals that I found first. For me, this colour can be summed up best by the way that leaves appear when dappled sunlight hits them. How perfect are these foliage wreaths?

So what do you think of this colour then, lovely ones? Would you consider bringing it into your wedding day? Leave us a comment below and let us know if it’s a hit!


Jen x


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