Playing to Pantone’s Color of the Year

Playing to Pantone's Color of the Year

There’s a love/hate relationship with the yearly anticipated release of Pantone’s Color of the Year. On one hand, you’re super giddy, anxious to see what inspiring hues will shape your next year of promotions. And on the other, less exciting hand, what if you completely despise the must-have color. For instance, 2012 was the year of “Tangerine Tango.” Orange is definitely not everyone’s favorite, confirmed by the responses we received in a recent Facebook post asking as much.

Regardless, Pantone’s surprising move to declare two, calming shades as their matriarch for 2016 was a smart play. Certainly one we’re giddy about as we can easily flower in both Rose Quartz and Serenity, but also because we too believe you deserve a year of “mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses.”

Pantone's Color of the Year 2016

Here are some of my favorite Pantone-color-loving flowers from Suntory, but you know there are more. Way more. We’ve made it easy for you – check out our Pinterest board dedicated to the calming hue…

First, a new-for-2016 introduction: Surdiva Pink scaevola.

Surdivia Pink scaevola

Surdiva scaevolas like it hot. Seriously, they thrive and tolerate extreme heat and keep their pretty-in-pink flowers coming and coming and coming. WITHOUT deadheading.

 ANOTHER new introduction: Senetti Sparkle Sky Blue pericallis

Senetti Sparkle Sky Blue pericallis

Everyone loves a true-blue bloomer, right? Our new Senetti Sparkle pericallis series is an absolute stunner. First to bloom in the spring and to repeat their blooms! Double bonus. You should see the whole new sparkly collection! Click here >>>

Have you seen our Surfinia Summer Double petunias yet?
Ahem…how could you not? Double the flower, double the pleasure. See what I mean here >>>

Of COURSE we have a bloomer to support Pantone. Surfinia Double Rose petunia has all the charm to destress any workday.

 Surfinia Summer Double Petunia Rose

And you know you can’t go wrong with Sun Parasol mandevillas. Bloomers through the hottest of hot summers — in fact, they actually perform BETTER in extreme heat and neglect. To keep your garden trendy, plant Sun Parasol Original Cream Pink mandevilla.

Sun Parasol Original Creamy Pink mandevilla

I’d suggest planting mandevillas in the garden as a living fence. Gain some privacy while enjoying their endless blooms. You can buy it, right from Big Bad Flower. Click here>>>

As I mentioned earlier, this is just the tip of the flower petal. Suntory has more to offer for your perfect, Pantone-approved flower garden. See the wonder here>>>

Leave a Reply