The Finalists of the Pantone Competition Are?

written by


The colour authority Pantone recently announced their colours for the Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Ten colours feature as part of the collection so we set our students a challenge to design boards for each colour, and what an amazing job they have done.

Today the team at Academy HQ had the difficult task of selecting just 3 finalists for each colour, and I can tell you it was not easy. I must have changed my mind about ten times as they were all so good. Below you will see the finalists for each colour along with the boards they have designed. We are now passing the final judging over to the fabulous team at Aisle Planner who are our course partners and offer a 3 month student license to Academy students.

We will be announcing the winner of each colour at the end of the week so stay tuned…

  • Niagra Finalists – Martha Alice Tobyn, Salma Farouk‎, Shelby Howard‎
  • Primrose Yellow Finalists – Jennifer Bensley, Lauren Strachan, Shelby Howard
  • Hazelnut Finalists – Claudia Marsh, Diána Vígh‎, Erika
  • Greenery Finalists – Georgina van der Vorst, Josephine Mulle Schønwald, Nicola Jackson
  • Flame Finalists – Florie Jobez, Salma Farouk‎, Bree-anna Brunjes
  • Kale Finalists – Hannah Oliver, Jennifer Bensley‎, Liz Robson
  • Pink Yarrow Finalists – Emily Lancaster, Rehab Adel Moustafa, Monica Naclerio‎
  • Pale Dogwood Finalists – Marie Alsleben, Louise Venables, Josephine Mulle Schønwald‎
  • Island Paradise Finalists – Marie Alsleben‎, Vany Cittadini‎, Jacqueline Liistro‎
  • Lapis Blue Finalists – Josephine Mulle Schønwald, Lauren Strachan, Bec Minns

Our Friends

Aisle Planner Logo

Grab the freebie!

2023 Wedding Trend Report

Enjoy our International Wedding Trend Report, written by the industry for the industry. Get the latest trends globally from experts around the world.

David Tutera

Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle.

He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining. Tutera’s grandfather, a successful florist, first noticed his grandson’s artistic ability at an early age and encouraged David to pursue his destiny. At age 19, with the sound advice of his grandfather and only one client, David opened his own event planning business.

Today, David Tutera presides over an award winning company built from experience, dedication and Tutera’s natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision. David Tutera has a natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision.

Honored by Life & Style Magazine as “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner,” David’s impressive client list includes Jewel, Star Jones’ wedding, Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong’s wedding, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul’s wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce’s wedding, Shannen Doherty’s wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Brandy and Ray J, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Lil’ Kim, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Nancy Reagan, Prince Charles, The White House, private events for the Vice President, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Lucci, The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians and socialites.

Tutera has also designed events for several charities including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. David has made guest appearances on Today, Extra!, Good Morning America, The View, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams and many more. In addition People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Bridal Guide and Town & Country have all featured his work.

Tutera has also made special television appearances in the popular daytime soap, The Young & the Restless and TV Land’s The Exes. David lives in Los Angeles with his husband Joey, daughter Cielo and their rescue dog Lucy.