EVENT TREND: COLOR!

Posted on: August 6th, 2013 by Sam Foxman

The latest trend to “pop” is a color! We all must have been tired of the well-prepared, matchy-match colors that graced the pages of our beloved industry mags. Now it seems, people are taking more risk with color in bold strokes, patterns and graphic images.

From fabulous invitation design (seen above by my BFF Cheree Berry) to outlandish furniture pairings (seen below from Cort Event Rental), color is being used to make a statement.

How do you use color effectively? I beleive it takes an understand of contrast. Most people notice vibrant colors more when they are paired with other colors that contract. The more contrast in the design, the more the colors pop.

Event Designer David Stark is well versed at using eye catching contrast with vibrant color (as seen in his table design at DIFFA last year below). The more playful, the better!

Bold color does not stop with decor and lighting… It can be seen in food and beverage presentation as well. Try using brightly colored pastries on a stark white tray. Or, dress an entree with a pop of vibrant color.

Color can come from underfoot as well! Check out the use of colored lighting projected on the same color carpet. Warm colors flanked by the emerald green really makes a nice contract in this design by Blueprint Studios.

Love these multi-colored Lego style lounge sets!

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