Drumroll please… Pantone has announced “Greenery” as its 2017 Color of the Year! What does this mean for you as a bride? Um, pretty much everything! Incorporating greenery into your wedding color scheme is a perfect way to tie in some lush pieces — without busting your budget. The “zesty yellow-green” shade can be used in a wide variety of wedding details, including but not limited to bouquets, table runners, bridesmaid dresses, boutonnieres, and even your adorable little heels.
So how exactly did Pantone come up with their self-dubbed “nature's neutral” color this year? Honestly, it's a complete 180 compared to the delicate pastel hues of yesteryear, which were named Rose Quartz and Serenity respectively.
“Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose,” Pantone's executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, explained about their creative process. “This is the color of hopefulness, and of our connection to nature… Every spring we enter a new cycle and new shoots come from the ground. It is something life-affirming to look forward to.”
What better way to celebrate a spring (or garden!) wedding than with a hue that symbolizes a reconnection with nature? Because of the so-called healing powers of the shade, we totally encourage spring brides to take advantage of this fresh and hopeful color this upcoming year, and we have just the inspiration you need to achieve it. That's not to say summer, fall and winter brides can't benefit from these tips, either. After all, every wedding could use a dose of natural elements to prevent a color scheme from becoming too stale. So, without further ado, here are seven stunning ways to use “Greenery” in your 2017 bash.