This years pantone color of the year is Greenery, which is fantastic news for anyone planning a wedding, party or special event. There are so many ways to add this color to your palette and bring your celebration or your home right up to date. Greenery is a cheerful yellowish green, but there’s no need to search it out specifically, the pantone color of the year should never be thought of as a restriction but as a starting point, and there are few starting points better than green because everything goes with this fabulous color.
Ways to Add The Pantone Color Of The Year
Let me come clean. I’m well aware that one color of green is not the same as every other, and I’m not suggesting you go searching for the exact pantone color of the year, what’s the point? Greenery is the name of the colors and that’s what I’m using as my inspiration, not the exact color. What’s more, I like my greens mixed and not just in salad. Emerald green is a wonderful color, but it can be too much when it’s alone. Take your cue from nature and mix your greens, lime, forest, moss, apple, they all go together and the effect is always pleasing.
Table settings are traditionally themed by adding tablecloths and napkins, but what if you have other ideas or just would prefer something less formal, there are many other ways to add green to a table setting. In my recent adventure with green parrot tulips doing a review of Fifty flowers, I created a primarily green tablescape. I bought paper napkins, new green glassware and some green glass gems. To that I added the items I already had, portmerion china (“Botanic garden’ is edged in green) white pillar and floating candles, a candle bowl and three glass vases plus the flowers and a large bunch of grapes.
Ribbon or Tulle
Add ribbon – you can use it to tie cutlery, add bands of green ribbon to plain white multi-purpose candles, use it to decorate chairs. tie around the stems of vases or wine glasses, use it instead of a napkin ring, or simply use a plain old branch in a pot as your centerpiece on just tie scraps or ribbon in place of flowers. If you want your ribbon to stay in place, use ribbon with a wide edge or opt, like I tend to do, for tulle.
Garlands and Wreaths
Wreaths and garlands are not just for Christmas. Garlands can be used looped around to decorate buffet tables or as the perfect tablecenter stretched long the length of a rectangular table. Wreaths are just as versatile; you can hang them on the door to greet guests and on the wall, but you can also use them as table centers, fill the center with rose petals, pebbles or a fish bowl (filled with fish or with flowers) you can also fill the center with candles.
Use green fruits and vegetables – limes make great vase filler, grapes can be displayed and eaten. Bunches of parsley can be placed in tiny vases and if you add sprigs of sweet scented herbs the result is heavenly! You can also potted green plants and trees.
The perfect addition to a green tablescape – green glass gems. Add them to anything made of glass, they twinkle and sparkle in candlelight and look almost magical underwater in floating candle centerpieces. Don’t have time to buy flowers? Keep a stock of your favorite glass gems, just add them to a vase candle bowl or wine glass and float a candle on top. centerpiece done!
Use Green to Create:
- A woodland fantasy theme using potted trees (you can usually rent these) create arrangements using twigs, moss and decorative stones.
- A sci fi theme. Some green flowers and plants have an other worldly air and could easily be thought of as alien – take a look at green anthuriums, green calla lilies, air plants and succulents.
- An irish or celtic theme. Ideal for anything to do with Emerald Isle, add green to St Patrick’s day celebrations or to your celtic wedding.
- The classic bridal theme of green and white begins with green, lush bunches of foliage with white or green and white flowers.
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