As we tiptoe into fall, we are lucky enough to begin to enjoy some of our favorite colors. These are basically neutrals with some added character. The best part? You can find these colors everywhere! The seasonal produce at the farmer’s market, the fields on the scenic route to the winery, gorgeous tile floor at a local cafe or newly golden leaves seen during a Sunday afternoon stroll around town. Fall offers the perfect mix of warm and cool tones.
When it comes to exploring color palettes for any design project, it is key to keep your surroundings in mind. Just as you opt for flattering shades for your wardrobe, it is equally important to be selective with colors for event design. For example, venues. Event venues often have some fixed details you cannot change; carpet, wall color, brick color, etc…
Be sure to choose:
No. 1 a venue that aligns with your vision
No. 2 colors that compliment your surroundings
Trust us, it is best to work with your venue. Choose hues that compliment the design of the building instead of picking colors before considering venue options, since previous selections may clash with permanent fixtures that are out of your control.
Tip: Consider the modern approach of a color pallet that adds layers of richness instead of the more traditional “wedding color(s)” or party theme. For a touch of sophistication, stick with colors found in nature.
Take a look at these photos we are drawn to. We have pulled three tones found in each photo. And while the individual color palettes are magical on their own, look at the three as a complete collection. Though it may seem like an excessive number of hues, all nine swatches simply work together to tell a more complete story. The collection adds depth as the color variation also provides a cohesive look. While we do not suggest the pressure of coming up with nine colors for every project, hopefully this will inspire you to look at the creative story of design in a new light.
Jenn + Lydia