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Today’s guest post comes to us from Wendy Dessler from OutreachMama. Enjoy!

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 is “greenery” – reflecting the popular desire by couples to return to nature. Palettes are inspired by spring’s earthiness and the newly thawed ground as life returns and winter retreats, or by the pretty pale shades of early flowers just starting to bloom. Along with the Color of the Year, Pantone highlights nine other influential colors, which, in different combinations make up the most highly anticipated color palettes of the New Year.

Read the full post after the cut!

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Blush Shades

Blush is a very subtle presence of color that gained immense popularity in the form of 2016 co-Color of the Year, Rose Quartz last spring, and now returns in Pale Dogwood. Palettes that include Pale Dogwood are quite feminine and can include shades of grey, light blue, light purple, gold, and even green. Mint green bridesmaid dresses can beautifully complement a blush bridal gown giving a hopeful, early spring vibe.

Blush palettes are perfect for the Ballet Trend as well as the Vintage Chic and Rustic Chic themes that continue to be popular choices for contemporary couples. You’ll see combinations of blush and gold across all elements of design, from printed stationery to table décor. In fashion, gold sequins against blush will be popular and will appear sometimes as subtle embellishment and others completely covering a bridesmaid dress for the ultimate wow-factor.

Multi-colored palettes like blush, mint, apricot and lavender are perfect in watercolor accents custom created by artists for use on invitations and programs, and sometimes even in portraits commissioned to be painted live at spring weddings and presented to the newlyweds as a truly personal reflection of their day.

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Earth Tones

A focus on the greens in the Pantone panel of ten – greenery and kale – is key to the move towards celebrating Natural Elements. Designers predict that couples will use things like rocks, moss, succulents and wood in their decor, even concentrating more on the use of greens than on flowers. Ivory blossoms of hydrangea or garden roses, for example, may be seen as subtle embellishment to beds of moss and grass rather than the other way around. A great earth tone palette might look like taupe and ivory linens with pale blue accents and mint green bridesmaid dresses – representing the earth (light brown), living things (mint green) and the sky (pale blue). Light brown, pale green and pink, and bold Pink Yarrow together create a more vivid palette. The raspberry-like bright pink is vibrant and contrasts with the other subtle hues. All shades of pink are expected to be extremely popular in wedding  fashion and décor in 2017.

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Floral Prints

The fashion industry brought back floral prints in 2016 and they were once again all over the runways in the 2017 previews. We’ll see some prints with stark contrasts like Island Paradise blue against pure white making a very spring-y tropical look. You might see a beach wedding with a whole party of bridesmaids in floral print, or a garden wedding where most of the bridesmaids wear one tone that is present in a floral and the honor attendant is the only one in an actual floral print, allowing her to really stand out from the party. Designers and couples alike are looking forward to playing with the earthy and fresh spring 2017 colors of the year – and we cannot wait to share in the excitement as the irresistible photos begin to roll in!

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Wendy Dessler is a Super-Connector at OutreachMama and Youth Noise NJ who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition. You can contact her on Twitter.

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