A Fresh Colour for a Fresh Year

Colour of the Year | Greenery | Colour Trends

Well, do you love it?

I do. I LOVE Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2017. Greenery is bright, fresh, and full of energy and promise. It’s the colour of spring, rebirth and hope. Every new year should wear this colour.

You’ve got to hand it to those clever folks at Pantone. What started as a marketing initiative in 1999 is now a highly anticipated annual event. Every December eager colour enthusiasts from all walks of life, from around the globe, wait breathlessly for Pantone to announce which hue will be crowned The Colour of the Year.

(Also clamoring for our attention are two well-known paint manufacturers. Benjamin Moore has declared the “…allusive and enigmatic” – who writes this stuff? –  Shadow its Colour of the Year, while Sherwin-Williams has named Poised Taupe as its Colour of the Year. However, neither company has captured the design zeitgeist to the same degree as Pantone.)

Being named Colour of the Year is all well and good, but let’s get practical. Will we see Greenery influencing wedding florals in 2017?

Yes we will. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that greenery in all its forms has been a big trend in wedding florals for a couple of years now. Here’s a detail shot from a rustic wedding I did in September. This lush runner was created by Leuk in Collingwood.

And the bride’s beautiful bouquet, also created by Leuk, emphasized greens over flowers.


Here’s an image from another rustic wedding I did last summer. Designer Barbara Koturbash affixed simple greens to plastic hoops, and suspended them from the tent’s support poles. (This is a great trick by the way: hula hoops are inexpensive, easy to find, and lightweight.)


If you’re hooked on Greenery, but looking for more design inspiration, check out Style Me Pretty for ideas on how to incorporate this zesty, fresh colour into your wedding design vision.


Click here for the story behind Pantone’s selection of Greenery as The Colour of the Year.

2 Responses to “A Fresh Colour for a Fresh Year”

  1. Sarah Bunnett-Gibson Says:

    Love this Christine. All the eco-couples will love tying this into their weddings.
    Keep the green going and instead of giving away favours, consider a donation to an eco-based organization!

  2. Christine March Says:

    I agree. The eco-conscious couples will love this, but I think it’s appeal is universal. It’s just such a happy colour!

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