After finalizing the date and picking the right venue, the next most critical (and of course, fun!) step is to choose a color scheme for your event. Though we realize it or not, colors can impact our mood, feelings, and thoughts within just a matter of seconds. The color palette of your choice will act as one of the most important visual stimuli that will work to enhance the live experience. For this reason, deciding the perfect event color scheme down to its tiniest detail can help set the mood and solidify your event’s theme. To assist you in the selection process, we have narrowed down the basics here.
The Psychology of Colors
- White: For a clean, beautiful and pure feel. Often the best choice for weddings.
- Black: Elegance, power, sophistication; in some cultures, it represents death or mourning, but in others, it can mean rebirth or life. Best suited for high-end events.
- Red: Passion, intensity, and excitement. This color is very attention-grabbing and sparks strong emotions; may cause the heart rate to quicken and blood pressure to rise. Red is the best option for events where guests are expected to keep moving throughout the venue.
- Green: Tranquil, natural, and healthy; creates a soothing effect, helps heal and relieves stress.
- Purple: Wealth, wisdom, and royalty. Purple is an exotic color that reflects extravagance and luxury, and thus you can use it for creating special effects with lighting.
Choosing the Right Color Theme for Your Event
1. Don’t Go Overboard
When choosing a color scheme for your next event, it is easy to get too crazy with all the pretty available colors. Unless you have a rainbow theme in mind, try sticking to only 2 to 3 colors and use them carefully ( for instance, avoid wearing the same colored dress as your event’s color scheme).
2. Keep The Location In Mind
Try to pick colors that blend well with the venue. If certain elements cannot be changed, like flooring or ceiling color, then ensure that the color scheme that you go for doesn’t look awful with what is already present in the room. Other factors to consider include furniture or counter pieces that come with the venue that you could use for free of charge. For example, if they are all navy blue, then it is probably best not to go with a black color scheme. If you are going for an outdoor event, then pick colors that work well with nature. Green, cream, brown, pale pink, and pale blue are good options.
3. Take Into Account The Current Season
Keep in mind that the color scheme for your event should fit well with the present season. Gold, burgundy, deep orange and chocolate brown are all gorgeous colors for autumn and winter. For summer and spring, it is best to go with pastels, such as eggshell blue, pale pink, and lilac blue.