Pantone Color of 2017: Greenery & What it Means for Weddings

With a midnight countdown and a pop, fizzle... Hello, 2017!

As we breathe in all the possibilities and opportunities that the next 365 days of the year will bring (hopefully not all in one breath), by nature, I’ve already started reveling in the new unveiling of Pantone’s Color of the Year. This year (drumroll please) the company announced the Color of 2017 is “Greenery.”


Y’all, what a breath of fresh air! I can almost smell those sweet Spring flowers while writing this. The company defines this color as:

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.

Call me a hopeless romantic but what a rejuvenating way to symbolize the start of a marriage’s happily ever after!


Symbolism is cute and all but let’s get down to it. What does this really mean for 2017 weddings?

Rewind a few months ago. Unaware of Pantone’s decision, we actually experimented with the 2017 color during two different styled shoots. Lucky guess, right? - I should probably hit the casino for a weekend before my luck runs out. ;)  

Here’s what we learned about how Greenery will play into wedding flowers and decor for 2017:

Nature's Neutral For All

Greenery, as they illustrate, is “Nature’s neutral.” Just as mother nature uses green as a neutral, designers are able to do exactly the same in designs. Greenery is a bright neutral color to play with and actually pairs well with a variety of pretty, rich accents. 

t our tropical fiesta styled wedding shoot, hosted at The Greystone Estate, we used greenery as a base across all style aspects allowing the bright colors to pop above all else.

Photography Credit:  Six Hearts Photography ; Venue:  The Greystone Estate

Photography Credit: Six Hearts Photography; Venue: The Greystone Estate


Honestly, this shade not only works really well with tropical but also with modern or natural arrangements.


This year, to highlight the different variations certain wedding themes portray, you’ll see this neutral color mixed with other hues of green in an arrangement to capture the right feel.


Types of foliage we used for this Greenery hue: Ti Leafs , Palm Leafs, Aralia Leafs.

Bright Bridal Bouquets

The other styled shoot took place at the Little River Farms wedding venue.  Here we integrated this color drawing out the freshness and brightness of the bridal bouquet blooms. 

his is when we discovered that the Greenery tone jives really well with flashy fuchsia, rich pinks and bright yellows. If you want your blooms to POP and WOW, this is the neutral to use!

Essentially in this bouquet, we used lots of Sword Fern, Scabiosa, and Peonies for texture.


We were able to capture the “wild and natural” bouquet by mixing in different shades of green.


With Greenery as nature’s neutral and a perfect pick to brighten up that bridal bouquet, I’m certain a handful of brides will be signing up to incorporate Pantone’s Color of the Year in their 2017 wedding themes.

Be still, my Pinterest...The “Greenery” seed has definitely been planted in my books, and I can’t wait to play around more with this spirited neutral.

Are you a fan of Pantone’s Greenery? Wondering what type of palettes or flowers this hue works well with? Feel free to chat with me over at or on Blooming Hite’s Facebook.

Keep Blooming,


Sofia Boyer