Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year Shows Great Promiseby Sandy Schroeck on January 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm
For floral table decor, bridal bouquets, floral jewelry and more, go gaga for the Pantone Color of the Year 2017 “Greenery.” This choice is so versatile and complementary to so many other floral color palette inspirations. Pantone describes Greenery as “a refreshing and revitalizing shade, symbolic of new beginnings.” Florists are excited to see this color hit the forefront, as green is a way to add freshness and impact to floral designs.
Used as a base or background for many years, it’s exciting to see Greenery take the spotlight. Over the past few years, growers have developed many new dynamic flowers in shades of green. The waxy finish of hypericum, the velvety petals of ‘Lemonade’ roses, the energetic green fuji and the earthy green trick dianthus all add vital interest within any floral design. With a world full of sleek surfaces, the use of these textured elements evokes the feeling of walking through a garden.
With texture as a top trend in floral design, we’ll see the many shades of green as a dominant design feature or an accent to other color combinations. Foliage becomes a vital design component rather than a filler. Foliage as the flower is a design concept that uses greens in an area of predominance versus an accent.
In these small designs, the impact is made through repetition. By displaying multiple vases together, they become one — a larger composition and look that is striking on a long table. What a great floral display for a party — your guests even can take one vase arrangement home. These vases hold green trick dianthus with green protea, and magenta carnations add pops of color. Yet the real show stopper is the massive monstera leaves. The Greenery color here is shown in many tints, tones and shades of floral, just like it comes in nature.
In this trend collection I call “Brushstrokes,” Greenery is prevalent. It starts with open gathered or “foraged” type designs that are rising in popularity. Foliage helps create that garden collection look. Influences from the Victorian or Renaissance era paintings show random placement of floral elements within an arrangement, which carry through this design style. Garlands of green foliage in multiple textures will continue to remain popular as a table décor accent.
Bridal bouquets are opening up into a variety of shapes from the classic round designs that have been so prevalent. Here, this crescent-style bouquet features green cymbidiums. The Greenery color unifies the other textural foliage elements and gives this classic style bouquet a fresh updated look.
In these floral jewelry pieces, the green mini cymbidiums are the featured flower element. Greenery colored flowers are so versatile, and can be worn as an accent to many colors of attire. Statement artistic floral accents are trending — embrace the look as your own.
Greenery is a color to be celebrated. It can add that fresh revitalized feeling into your floral decor, and bring a sense of calm, passion and vitality into your life. Your florist has lots of ideas to help you embrace “Greenery.”