Every year, Pantone comes out with top colors for Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter and also chooses a color of the year. This year they selected 2 colors as their top picks – Serenity, a cool hued blue, and Rose Quartz, a soft blush pink. If you would like to know what colors are trending at any given time you can watch their website. There are also a few tricks to seeing what the next top colors will be…
Watch magazine headers – the color behind the title or the actual title is the header. As you stand in line at the grocery store, you can see a pattern in them monthly… as you can see from the pics below.
See what is on the runways – What did Kendall and Gigi wear for the Marc Jacobs show? What color dominated the runways?
Check the red carpets– Oscars anyone? The Met Gala, The Grammy’s — these are all great spots to see what colors are hot! Is the red carpet dominated by soft pastels? Or bold, vivid jewel tones?
HGTV – A lot of event trends come straight from home and garden shows. Elements of interior design are brought into events constantly, so use fun touches you see on TV or in those magazines!
Having trouble deciding on which colors to pair up? Check what our friends at Design Seeds are inspired by. And the key thing to remember is that no matter what the trends are, you should stay true to yourself and choose what you love!
Kate Patay, CPCE, is the Executive Director of Creative Coverings Specialty Linens, NACE National Secretary/Treasurer, SEARCH Foundation Director, SEPA Advisor and Lecturer at The International School of Hospitality in Las Vegas. She’s been a recognized industry professional for nearly 20 years in many facets of special events.
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