Pantone Color of the Year: How We Love Incorporating Greenery

Let’s welcome in the new year with a salute to green. The global authority on color, Pantone, has released their 2017 color of the year, a refreshing and stimulating yellow-green shade called, Greenery. Following 2016’s double color of Serenity and Rose Quartz, which expressed the need for harmony in a chaotic world, it seems like we will be continuing this theme of reminders to start fresh and to just breathe.

Lush tropical Greenery is such an abundant backdrop in Hawaii, favored with an extensive variety of foliage at every corner; including the monstera leaf, palms, banana leaf and so much more. Always eager to inspire, this growing “color of the year” trend is something we look forward to each year because it challenges us to find new ways to incorporate the color into our clients’ events. Hawaii has a natural magnificence that allows our design team to use raw materials to provide you a number of natural, on-theme décor ideas.

If you’re getting ready to plan your destination wedding in Hawaii, here are some diverse ways to incorporate Greenery into your overall aesthetic.

  • Floral: Floral is the most obvious way to showcase the Pantone color of the year, whether through bridal bouquets, table arrangements, backdrops or even a bar strewn with lush, trailing foliage. Mums, Dianthus and Orchids are a few of our top green floral choices, while various grasses and leaves can be used for a calming outdoorsy look. Add a unique touch by incorporating fresh herbs to your décor like rosemary, sage or eucalyptus. Consider scattering loose green orchid blossoms woven in and out casually along the buffet or dining tables. Loose orchid blossoms may also be used to adorn the edge of your cocktails, bride’s pathway, on the grass or simply scattered everywhere for effect.

  • Furniture: When designing your wedding with a strong color theme in mind, it’s important to have pops of the color tastefully displayed throughout the space to create the best overall look. One of the best ways achieve this is through your furniture rentals. Choose custom fabric sofas, versatile steel stools, or grass chairs. These little touches will do all the talking.

  • Linens: As a color that welcomes the calm, it makes sense that Greenery would abound in linens, creating an ideal feeling for guests sitting down, about to indulge in a meal or cocktail. Try choosing a bold patterned linen and pairing it with a solid, non-patterned linen to keep things balanced.

  • Food: Get creative by using actual greenery to accentuate your food dishes or have your baker/caterer cook up some delicious, naturally green meals or drinks to add to the menu. Either way, they will both add the perfect finishing touch to pull your trendy theme together.

    Marrying the luscious greens of the rainforest with the beach flora, Hawaii’s awe-inspiring scenery is the ideal backdrop for a couple looking to have a Greenery-inspired destination wedding. The beauty of Hawaii’s intimate and natural landscape is only enhanced when you pair it with your own unique style and vision.

Photography: Aaron Delesie | Venue: Haiku Mill | Florals: Bella Bloom Florals | Bar: Garnish Events | Rentals: Winters Events and Signature Maui

Photography: Tamiz Photography | Venue: Haiku Mill | Florist: Teresa Sena | Specialty Furniture Rentals: Signature Boutique Rentals

Photography: Tamiz Photography | Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | Florals: Bella Bloom | Table settings: Set Maui

Photography: Mike Adrian Photography | Venue: Sugarman Estate | Florals: Mandy Grace Designs

Photography: Tamiz Photography | Venue: Haiku Mill | Florist: Teresa Sena | Specialty Furniture Rentals: Signature Boutique Rentals

Photography: Tamiz Photography | Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | Florals: Bella Bloom

Photography: Tamiz Photography | Venue: Bride's Mother’s Private Home, Kula, Hawaii | Florals: Dellables

Photography: Our Labor of Love | Venue: Four Seasons Resort-Hualalai

Photography: Tamiz Photography | Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | Florals: Bella Bloom

Ready to plan your Pantone color of the year inspired destination wedding in Hawaii? Contact us today!