Pantone's Color of the Year, Greenery, in Floral Design

Confession: I love the day when Pantone announces the new color of the year. Pantone has been declaring a color of the year since 2000. The color tends to reflect the times and emotions of the current year.

This year's color is Greenery. Greenery is a yellow-green shade that represents vitality, reinvigoration, and renewal. There's no doubt that many will claim 2016 was not our best year, so the choice of greenery shows a new optimism and clean slate for 2017.

Once the color of the year is announced, you can find its influence all over design and products. Floral design is no stranger to the influence of the color of the year. Last year was the unique choice of rose quartz and serenity. Rose quartz showed up in lots of weddings as the soft blush for light and airy floral pieces. The 2015 choice, Marsala, is still a popular color for brides looking for a dramatic and romantic look.

I'm interested to see how greenery will be interpreted this year. No doubt, actual greenery is a fun style with heavy garlands and greenery-only bouquets, but I'm looking forward to more yellow-green florals.

 Top: Viburnum, Lotus Pods, Cymbidium Orchids, Hanging Amaranthus  Middle: Green Hydrangea, Dianthus Green Ball  Bottom: Green Ranunculus, Echevaria Succulent, Super Green Rose, Bells of Ireland  All photos via:    Mayesh

Top: Viburnum, Lotus Pods, Cymbidium Orchids, Hanging Amaranthus

Middle: Green Hydrangea, Dianthus Green Ball

Bottom: Green Ranunculus, Echevaria Succulent, Super Green Rose, Bells of Ireland

All photos via: Mayesh

Above are some of my favorite greenery options. As it's also one of my personal goals, I'm happy that the color of the year represents rejuvenation and growth.