Color defines a lot of things in an event; besides the theme, it sets the mood, look and energy. Event planning decor and color trends evolve all the time. Some come and go, but others linger on for years.
Recently we saw Monaco blue, Emerald green and Tangerine taking over the event planning decor tips and trends. So what’s hot this year?
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You can’t ignore Pantone’s chosen color trend and this year it’s Dazzling Blue. The best way to bring out the elegance in this color is by using it against neutral-colored décor. For a more dramatic look; try combining it with red, yellow, acid green or even a touch of metallic blue-green-turquoise.
For lighting, try hot pink or blue. Use glass or acrylic ornaments like beaded swirl chandeliers. Think of complementary colors like sea green, nautical blue, aqua blue, French blue, and lilac when choosing centerpieces.
How about using wine glass vases and candleholders with a hint of blue?
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Who would have thought rustic chic would be one of the hottest event planning decor tips and trends for 2014?
Personally, this is one of my favorite color schemes because it blends natural fibers and textures (think country) with modern elements. For example, while this isn’t an event photo, it will give you a perfect example of what the rustic chic is all about as it actually combines many of its components. In my living room I’ve combined modern furniture with wood palettes, flowers, burlap, rocks and plants.
Use accent pieces like seashells, pearls, crystals, dried pods and pinecones with patina finish. Also, think metals like brass, wrought iron, and copper for your candleholders. How about wooden crates and flowers with earth colors like moss green, chocolate brown, and masculine mineral blue for your center pieces?
Add texture with either tweed; burlap; leather; double-colored satin with a hint of brown, blue or turquoise; or flannel for a natural look.
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Bright red, tangerine, fuchsia, hot pink, bright green and sunshine yellow are colors of energy! Oh my!
Besides lighting, you can use them for your cocktail glasses’ sugar coat. Glowing water and wine glass vases filled with neon beads or gems are a good complement to centerpieces. For the flowers use either glass or vintage china vases, or mason jars. For the bouquets use either a single strong color with varied shades, or adopt elevated flower arrangements to add more color to the event. The neon colors will be even more accentuated when used against a white background.
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All these colors are suitable for any type of event. More importantly, most are found in flowers like ranunculus, tulips, peonies, dahlias, orchids, lilies and roses, which are a favorite for weddings and corporate events.
Fabrics can be used to add texture, as well as a background for these colors.
Now, we’d like to hear from you in the comments below…
I’d like to hear from you, what are you favorite colors and what tips do you have for creating memorable event planning decor? Please share your comments below…