5 Ways to Use Pantone's Color of the Year in Your Wedding


words by | Eve Green

Here at Toledo Wedding Guide, we were overjoyed to hear that the 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery (PANTONE 15-0343)! What better hue to utilize in your wedding than the color PANTONE describes as refreshing, revitalizing, and “symbolic of new beginnings.” PANTONE goes on to state, “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”

We simply love this fresh tone, ideal for incorporating in a spring wedding color palette (or any time of the year for that matter). Consider Toledo Wedding Guide’s 5 Ways to Use Pantone's Color of the Year in Your Wedding.

1. Greenery Bouquets & Boutonnieres

Not only is the color “Greenery” making waves, so is actual greenery, you know the stuff that used to be tucked into bridal bouquets? Greenery isn’t taking a backseat to florals any longer. This year the newest trend is all greenery bouquets. This alternative to fresh flowers is not only effortlessly chic, but a huge cost saver. And, greenery isn’t just taking over bouquets, greenery boutonnieres are the perfect accent to a lush bouquet of foliage.


floral design by | La Boutique Nostalgie
photo by | Eastlyn Bright

2. Greenery Crowns

Floral crowns are by no means “out,” but greenery crowns are this year’s fun and fresh take on the floral version. The greenery crown is the subtle and rustic relative to her floral sister. Simple and effortlessly organic, greenery crowns and hairpieces are the perfect addition to the bohemian bride’s look.

3. Bridesmaids Dresses

Flowing green bridesmaids dresses evoke a sense of ethereal grace. Whether mismatched in cascading shades or all alike, we love incorporating PANTONE’s 2017 Color of the Year in the bridesmaids dresses. Combine green gowns with all foliage bridesmaid bouquets and you have a stunning tone-on-tone look.


4. The Invitation Suite

There are so many ways to incorporate Greenery into your invitation suite. From illustrated wreaths to subtle touches of the color itself, fresh foliage on your invitation suite will surely set the stage for your lush wedding.

5. The Bride’s Shoes

For years, the bride’s footwear has been a way to add a fun pop of color, much like the popular blue heels that symbolize “something blue.” We love the idea of incorporating PANTONE’s Greenery shade in the bride’s shoes. This fun and fresh peek of color will surely be a delight. Not to mention, the bride no longer has to fear grass stains on her heels while taking outdoor photos!


photo by | JP Photography

PANTONE finds that Greenery can be paired with a beautiful array of color palettes from neutrals and brights to pastels and metallics. No matter your theme or color scheme, this fresh, uplifting hue will complement weddings of all styles.