Wedding Inspiration: Pantone Color of the Year Greenery

The color experts at Pantone recently announced their “it” color for 2017: a bright, vibrant hue called “Greenery.” They describe the color as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew.” From bridal bouquets and wedding cakes to invitations (natch!), we’re loving how “Greenery” effortlessly translates into a lush, nature-inspired celebration. Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate the color into your nuptials.

Pantone Color of the Year - Wedding Ideas

1. Bridal Bouquet: Opt for a full, textured arrangement with simple white blooms and an emphasis on fresh greenery like eucalyptus leaves and trailing ferns.

2. Ceremony Backdrop: DIY your own ceremony or photo booth backdrop by attaching small bundles of fresh greenery to twine with clothespins.

3. Reception Centerpiece: A grouping of potted ferns in different containers makes for an elegant-yet-unexpected tablescape.

4. Wedding Cake: Decorate a simple fondant-covered confection with a handful of sculptural ferns.

Pantone Color of the Year - Wedding Ideas

5. Wedding Invitation: Set the tone for an elegant, relaxed celebration with this kraft-paper invitation (“Laurel of Greens” by Jennifer Wick for Minted).

6. Candles with Ferns: Line the ceremony aisle or the entrance to your wedding venue with simple white pillar candles wrapped with fresh ferns.

7. Escort Cards: Direct guests to their dinner tables via these pretty hand-calligraphed leaves.

8. Greenery Chandelier: Keep your reception tablescape clean and neutral (taupe-colored linens, galvanized steel chairs) and create a single focal point by adding a suspended chandelier of lush greenery .

9. Simple Centerpiece: A gathering of antique bottles in various shades of green is perfectly unfussy and utterly charming.

Collage #1: Craig & Eva Sanders (bouquet), In Honor of Design (greenery backdrop), Heather Waraksa (reception table), and Jen Huang (cake)
Collage #2: Minted (invitation suite; “Laurel of Greens” by Jennifer Wick for Minted), Per Pixel Photo (candles), Anne Robin Calligraphy (leaf escort cards), and Plant Magazine (bottles)

More “Greenery”-Inspired Ideas from Minted
• “Leaves of Green” art print by Katie Vander Velde for Minted
• “spotlight – fan palm” art print by Kiana Moseley for Minted
• “Sky Fields 4” by Me Amelia for Minted

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