Now you may find yourself, as I did, wondering what the big deal is about the "new" colors. Who cares what the Pantone color of the season is? It was Emerald this last year, in case you were curious. I think SouthBound Bride said it best, see her blog post here. The Pontone color of the season is not meant to encourage all brides to use the same color scheme and make it easy on all planners and accessories designers. The idea is to encourage exploration of color you hadn't thought of before, think like a designer. After all you are designing your wedding and all of the biggest designers are going to be using the new colors.
In general picking wedding colors can be a stressful decision. My best suggestion is go with a color(s) you love. You are going to be seeing a lot of it and naturally picking something you like will make all the other decisions easy, you will automatically be drawn to them.