Your Wedding Color – Green

In honor of Emerald’s selection as the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year, I wanted to give you some ideas for a green-themed wedding. If you are thinking of green as your wedding color, you have a wide range of colors from which to choose. In a recent listing of green colors that was found online, there were 50 different shades of green on the list! I am focusing on five shades here  . . .  From Emerald, which is a blue-green to Chartreuse which is half way between green and yellow. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, calls green “a color of growth, renewal, healing, unity and regeneration.”

Please note that I created the collages featured below with basically one color, so that you can get a good idea of how the basic color looks. You will need to pair it with another color so that your wedding won’t be overwhelmed with one particular color. If you are not sure what color or colors to pair it with, you can always use a neutral such as white, ivory, or silver.

Click on the collages to see the full-size versions.

Emerald Green Wedding Color –  When describing Emerald, Pantone calls it, “a lively, radiant, lush green …. ” Emeral Green Color Swatch It can be paired with turquoise, pink, or other shades of green, just to name a few possibilities. Emerald has less yellow and more blue to its tone. For Emerald ideas and inspiration: Emerald Pinterest BoardEmerald Green Wedding Color

Shades of Green Wedding Colors – In this collage I use several tones of green. They are all from the Green Color Swatchsame basic shade of green but in varioius hues; they are mid-tone greens with a minimum of yellow. As shown in the top right-hand photo, you might want to consider having your bridesmaids in the same dress but in different shades of green.

Shades of Green Wedding Colors

Lime Green Wedding Color – Lime is a vibrant green that has more yellow than the other two greens mentioned aboLime Green Color Swatchve. It pairs easily with a variety of other colors such as pink, yellow, and navy. Apple Green is similar to Lime … it is a shade or two lighter and has a little more yellow in it.

Lime Green Wedding Color

Moss Green Wedding Color – Moss is an earthy shade of green that has a lot of yellow in it and is in the sameMoss Green color “family” as olive. If you are having a Woodland Wedding, moss is a great color choice to include. A slightly lighter shade of moss works well with gray as shown in our Green/Gray Collage.

Moss Green Wedding Color Theme

Chartreuse Wedding Color- Chartreuse is a color that is halfway between green and yellow. It is not a colorchartreuse swatch we see too often but it definitely has that “wow” factor!

Chartreuse Wedding Color

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Photo Credits:
Emerald Green: 
The Party Dress, Monique Simone Photography, Etsy, Kate Headley – Shades of Green: Studio306, Karin Lidbeck-Brent, Little Borrowed Dress, Invitations Boomer, Bella Lucia Photography, Fandl Photography – Lime Green: Wirken Photography, The Culinary Chronicles, Jose Villa Wedding Photography, Formal Fringe, Sweet and Saucy Shop, Martha Stewart Weddings – Moss Green: MaxieB’s, Flynetonline, Etsy, Martha Stewart Weddings, OneWed, Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings – Chartreuse: Bruce Forrester Photography, Karen Tran Florals, Cakes Haute Couture, The Style Saloniste, Chilled Magazine

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About Sher Silver

Sher Silver has been active in the bridal industry for more than 25 years. She was on the Pace Communications’ team that launched Elegant Bride magazine and she served as its VP/General Manager. In 1991, she was asked to start up the Exclusively Weddings’ division for Pace and develop its catalog and product line of wedding accessories, favors and wedding party gifts. Once the original assortment of products was successful, she soon laid the groundwork for adding wedding invitations to Exclusively Weddings’ assortment. This included printing them in-house, so that exacting standards could be adhered to. She brought together an array of wedding invitation designs and price points that incorporated a mix of styles from classic to contemporary. Elegant and tasteful, these invitations set a fresh, new precedent in the industry and Exclusively Weddings continues to be known for offering invitations with both style and value. In addition, Sher has a passion for developing products that make it easier for brides to plan their weddings. She conceived, developed, and was editorial director of The Handbook of Wedding Invitations and the popular wedding planning system, The Organized Bride®. She has also created a wide variety of innovative, best-selling wedding products such as personalized wedding day totes for bridesmaids, Daddy’s Girl® frame, “To Dry Your Tears®” hanky for mother of the bride, personalized pouches for wedding rings, wedding welcome bags for out of town guests and more! Sher loves helping brides with questions they may have about their big day and providing valuable information and ideas to make wedding planning easier.

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