Every year Pantone (the global color authority) selects the Color Of The Year and designers of all sorts can’t wait to hear the news. The announcement came today: Greenery, or Pantone 15-0343 is Color of the Year for 2017.
Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute says: “This is the color of hopefulness, and of our connection to nature. It speaks to what we call the ‘re’ words: regenerate, refresh, revitalize, renew. Every spring we enter a new cycle and new shoots come from the ground. It is something life affirming to look forward to.”
What a refreshing color! It reminds me of beautiful lawns, spring yes but most of all a warm and breezy summer day, it brings back the young girl in me! Some may see a symbol of power (money), some a sign of hope considering the tough times we’re experiencing. Either way, I think it’s an excellent color that brings energy to whatever you design and create.
Green is widely used in weddings as a palette color and found in bouquets and floral arrangements. A good example is the wedding I planned for Lauren and Jonathan at the San Diego Safari Park. Ms. Eiseman describes the shade very well: “This particular green is an unusual color – a combination of yellow and blue, or warmth and a certain cool. It’s a complex marriage.”
This color can go well with neutral tones, bright shades, and pastels. And with black, too! This is an inspiration board that I created for a wonderful wedding couple in 2011 and Greenery was in their palette. More pictures from their wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado.
I also designed this wedding at the Redlands Country Club with Greenery in mind.
I just listened to the webinar where Pantone explained the process of choosing Greenery. They gave excellent examples of how to use it, how to pair it, and a brief history of green in our society, fashion, architecture and interior design. They also talked about green as “eating green”, “going green” (which is so appropriate for my eco-friendly events and weddings), and being supportive of our planet. Greenery makes me think of something fresh, clean, new, healthy.
You can find more information about Pantone’s Color Of The Year on their website.
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