Pantone Color of the Year 2017

 
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Pantone, the color authority, releases a "color of the year" annually that reflects the cultural climate, and eventually influences design trends.  This year, they have named "greenery" as the "it" color.  A news release describes the color as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring,” and Pantone Institute CEO Leatrice Eiseman says the hue will “provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalize and unite…”

I tend to think of shades of green as a more neutral base to decor and floral arrangements when it comes to events. A shade that we have used more and more of in weddings the last few years.  So, my initial take is the yellow-green hue doesn't feel like much of a ground-breaking trend to me. However, I do love the tone they have chosen and have no doubt we will continue to use it in our events. Click here to view some of the past colors of the year!

 

Pantone Color of the Year 2016

 
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For the first time PANTONE (the color authority) introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the color of the year 2016.  Their description of the two colors and symbolic representation of a shift occurring in our culture is interesting.  The past few colors of the year (MARSALARADIANT ORCHIDEMERALD GREENTANGERINE TANGOHONEYSUCKLE ) haven’t had a political undertone to them, or been as muted. In the wedding world, Rose Quartz has been popular for years and if anything the combination reminds us of a baby shower!

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From Pantone’s website, “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times. In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.”

 

Pantone Color of the Year 2015

 
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Every year PANTONE releases its color of the year, a hue that influences fashion, art and design for the following 12 months.  Last year’s RADIANT ORCHID was one of my all time favorite tones (its in my wardrobe, my home, my own wedding…..) and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with another bold berry tone.

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The color aficionados recently announced Marsala as their 2015 pick. In a company press release, Pantone described the color as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red.” While last year’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid, “encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

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“Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors,” Pantone announced.

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While it seems that this color hasn’t been getting the best reviews, I have to say…I love it and have my fingers crossed that an upcoming client will let me get creative with it!

 

Pantone Color of the Year 2014

 
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Every year, PANTONE surveys the globe and crowns its Color of the Year, the hue predicted to make a big splash in palettes during the months ahead. For 2014, everything is coming up “Radiant Orchid,”  a vibrant shade somewhere between fuchsia and violet.

Last year we were seeing GREEN, and in 2011 the hot color was TANGERINE.  I have to say…I couldn’t be more excited about this year’s choice.  The gorgeous hue is easily one of my favorite colors and can be found all over my home and my wardrobe!  This color is vivid and bold, yet still inviting and warm.  When it comes to weddings, Radiant Orchid is a perfect fit.  According to PANTONE, this color is “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones” that “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health”… absolutely perfect for a wedding color palette!  Take a peek below at some of our past weddings that were bursting with this stunning color!

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photos 2-3 by POWERS STUDIOS, photos 4-6 by HOLLAND STUDIOS

Sources: PANTONE & STAR TRIBUNE

 

Pantone Color of the Year 2013

 
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Every December, a color of the year to come is named by Pantone…the authority on all things color related.  This year, the chosen color is Emerald Green.  They describe the color as “Lively.  Radiant.  Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

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I have to be honest, initially I wasn’t thrilled by this tone.  However…the more I look at it, the more I like it.  Emerald is a very flattering color (lucky bridesmaids!), and looks crisp and clean against whites, or rich and elegant with other jewel tones.  There is so much you can do with it, and it can certainly make a statement. 

What do YOU think??  Do you remember what Pantone named as 2012’s color?  CLICK HERE to find out!

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Pantone Color of the Year 2012

 
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The color orange seems to grow in popularity more and more. I love to use this tone in weddings and match it up with chocolates for a gorgeous fall palate, medium blues for a fresh springy look or whites to achieve a clean sophisticated appearance.

Apparently PANTONE (the authority on color!) agreed with me and named 2012’s color of the year as “Tangerine Tango.”   The tone is described as “sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive.”

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What do you think?  I love this color and think there are so many ways to infused it into an event.  It can be dressed up or dressed down!

 

Pantone Color of the Year 2011

 
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Pantone, the world renowned authority on color, has released its color of the year.  This year…the winner is “Honeysuckle!”

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I have to be honest, I initially wasn’t a huge fan of this color, it was a little too “bubble gummy” for me.  But…when I started fulling photos I really began to feel it! What do you think?