Pantone Colour of the Year 2017: Greenery

Although we’re at the end of 2017, it’s not too late to look at Pantone’s Colour of the Year – you can still use this through 2018 of course and in fact it is ideal for those summer colour schemes you are planning now.

greeneryLeatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute says Greenery was chosen for 2017 because it “bursts forth” to offer reassurance that is needed in these turbulent times, when people are bombarded with social and political concerns. Greenery also symbolises reconnection, whether this is with other people, nature or a bigger purpose. It reflects the public’s desire for rejuvenation and revitalisation.

While the fresh yellow-green shade automatically makes us think of springtime, it’s also a great shade for late summer and early autumn, calling to mind summer picnics in lush parkland, or drinks in the garden while taking advantage of the last rays of sunlight. It’s a shade that Pantone describes as “life-affirming” and, as we head into the latter weeks of 2017, that seems to be just what we need.

So how to incorporate Greenery into your events?

Event linen hire

Whether it’s for a wedding, a party, a corporate event or something else entirely, your table linen hire can be a great way to add a splash of green and really liven things up. Consider green table cloths to really indulge in the lusciousness of Greenery, or add green napkins to a white table cloth for a fresh, crisp look. You could even pair Greenery with soft neutrals for a natural, luxurious finish.

Flora and fauna

Flowers can also be a beautiful way to bring in some Greenery. Look for green blooms or fauna to add to table centrepieces, bouquets and room decorations. They will give a vibrant, summery look that will really lift the mood of the room and grab people’s attention.


Greenery can make a beautiful colour for bridesmaid dresses if your event is a wedding, or it can be the colour of the groom and groomsman’s ties — perfect with navy blue suits. If your event is something else, it could be incorporated in jewellery and accessories for a flash of colour, letting the theme run throughout the event.

Greenery is symbolic of rejuvenation and new beginnings, making it the perfect colour for celebration. Whether that’s the celebration of a couple’s new life together, the celebration of a coming of age, or the celebration of a business embarking upon a new direction, Greenery is the breath of fresh air you need to get your event off to the best start.

Simply Linens has a vast experience working events large and small right across the United Kingdom, with a particular focus on London and Essex. We handle all areas of event linen hire, helping you select the best table linens for your event. If you’re in the process of planning a do, get in touch with us on 01279 438 448 to chat to us about your needs and let us do the rest.