2017 Pantone Color Trends

By: Colleen Lennehan

As we celebrate all that comes with the final months of 2016 (family, love, friends, a cozy snow day), predictions for the new year have already been unveiled.

Pantone Inc., the color trendsetter of the world, has announced their top predictions for 2017, and we LOVE them!

After a year drenched in blush and ivory it’s a nice change of scenery to see a rich color come on top. Each year the company predicts the “Color of the Year”, though they mixed it up and chose the top ten tones that will lead the year, whether in fashion, design, makeup, or the floral industry.

A beautiful mix of earthy neutrals and vibrant renditions of the primary colors were all picked for the 2017 spring/summer color trends.

Though there is no single color choice this year, others, including Vogue, have labeled one at the top. A beautiful raw shade of green: “Kale”.

Image Credit- Instagram/Pantone
Image Credit- Instagram/Pantone


This rich earth tone will be absolutely stunning in weddings, whether used in the florals, as an accent color, or even for bridesmaids dresses.

Pantone used the beauty in nature to inspire the ten color trends, a muse that can never be topped.

Laurie Pressman of the Pantone Color Institute said “From colors that are bright and vivid to those that convey a sense of earthiness, our top 10 colors for spring 2017 are reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature.”

The complete list is: Kale, Hazelnut, Pink Yarrow, Greenery, Pale Dogwood, Island Paradise, Flame, Lapis Blue, Primrose Yellow, and Niagara.

Credit- Pantone.com
Credit- Pantone.com

Looking into nature for inspiration always leads to success, which is very evident in Pantone’s predictions. We love the color variations from muted neutrals to the bold and balmy, each of these tones would work in a wedding, though “Kale” is a beautiful number one choice.

We can’t wait to see what beauty comes out of these color trends! For now, here are a few photos of “Kale” inspiration from Pinterest!


Real Wedding: Shannon and Mo

By: Colleen Lennehan

Emerald green and glittery gold tones painted a vintage color scheme for Shannon and Mo’s September wedding.

The two sweethearts said “I do” at Saint Paul Church in Glastonbury, later celebrating their love at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford.

Besides the obvious sentiment of their wedding day, it was even more special booking at this venue in particular because Shannon’s father has a collection of guitars that are showcased there!

Earthy greens and creams paired well with gold, the combo created a vintage glam feel, perfect for a venue that holds so much musical history.

For Shannon’s bouquets Terri used white garden roses, ranunculi, freesia, succulents and gold seeded eucalyptus. The brides and bridesmaids bouquets all matched, the only difference was the size, allowing Shannon’s to bloom just a bit bigger!

The guys wore white ranunculi boutonnières, dressed up with some ivy leaves and gold seeded eucalyptus.

The intimate space at Infinity Music Hall was perfect for their reception. The stage was reserved for the stars of the night, Shannon and Mo, who placed their sweetheart table right under the spotlight.

The centerpieces were similar to the bouquets, each with hydrangea, roses, and ranunculi. We used mercury glass vases, each rested on a gold glittered runner.

We were so happy to be apart of their big day, and loved working with the venue during their first wedding! Congratulations to Shannon and Mo, we hope their future holds nothing but love songs and laughter!

Venue: Infinity Music Hall

Florist: Terri Krisavage

Photographer: Candace Jeffrey Photography