How to Decorate Your Wedding With 2017’s Color of the Year: Greenery

Greenery, with its implications of nature and environmentalism, is perfect for outdoor and rustic weddings
greenery wedding dresses


Want to have the most on-trend wedding in 2017? Use Pantone's Color of the Year: greenery.

It’s finally here… Last week, Pantone announced the 2017 color of the year: greenery. The color of leaves, grass, and nature is officially set to be everywhere in the next 12 months. For those trendsetters in the beginning stages of planning a wedding, there’s nothing more exciting than being able to incorporate this bright new color into your big day.

Greenery, with its implications of nature and environmentalism, is perfect for outdoor weddings. Though this bright and spunky shade of green may seem like it’s solely for spring weddings with shades of yellow and crisp white to match it, it can actually work any time of year.

Pegged by Pantone as “nature’s neutral,” greenery can be used in summer with shades of magenta and deep blue for a bold, colorful wedding. Fall, with its rich natural browns, deep reds, and shades of tan can help temper this excitable color for a true natural wedding color palette. And greenery can be a peppy pop of color with deep blues and grays for a winter ceremony.


Green cake


Green may not be the most appetizing color for desserts in the world, so using greenery as your accent color on your cake through the use of ribbons, alternating layers of green and white, or ombre effects may be the best way to go.

If you want to truly embrace the natural theming of this year’s color of the year, use live flowers or natural greens with leaves and stems still intact cascading down your cake.


bridesmaid dresses


Greenery is a youthful color, so if you want to have fun with it and dress up your bridesmaids in bright green, there are a few easy options. Dessy’s apple slice isn’t a far cry from greenery, and neither is David’s Bridal’s clover.

If you want to incorporate greenery into your own dress, try a green sash. Once again, to play into a natural theme, wear a flower crown of white flowers and plenty of greenery in lieu of a veil.



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Because greenery is a color found frequently in nature, you can truly choose whatever flowers you want for this palette. Use one of your accent colors to dictate whatever other flowers you use, and just make sure to keep leaves and stems perfectly intact for your centerpieces and bouquet.

If you want to dive in with green flowers, calla lilies, carnations, hydrangea, amaranths, and gladiolus all come in subtle shades. Just be sure to temper this unique flower color down with some whites and creams to bring a little femininity back into the day,




Thanks to online editors, wedding invitations are endlessly customizable, so incorporating greenery into your invitation color palette is as easy as selecting it on the computer when you DIY your invites. If creating your own paper goods from scratch doesn’t appeal to you, once again embrace the naturalness of greenery and find wedding invitations that use leaves in their design. We love this set from Minted.

Table Settings

Greenery table



Tap into the natural elements of greenery by using succulents as your reception centerpieces. Filled with shades of green, brown, and white, these centerpieces are not only unique but they help tie into the underlying theme of greenery, which is environmentalism.

To keep this theme going, have a rustic table with burlap, wood, and twine. Greenery makes for a stunning napkin cloth color and bright accent to the darker colors of the rest of your table.