January 15, 2016

How To Use The Pantone Colours Of The Year At Your Event

Furniture Hire: Colours

If you’re involved in the world of weddings or eventsit’s always pretty exciting to find out what the newest Pantone Colour of the Year is. Pantone are an American company who are considered to be the world authority on colour tones and colour matching. They work on developing a range of hues used by fashion designers, interior designers and of course wedding stylists!

Pantone Colour of the Year

Every year, the Pantone Institute nominate a new ‘colour of the year’, to suit the zeitgeist of the year.  So, it’s really interesting to see that in 2016 they have moved away from the deep, dark red of last year’s ‘Marsala’ to the lighter more ethereal colours of Rose Quartz (a blush pink) and Serenity (which is a soft baby blue). These pastel colours are sure to be really popular on the wedding scene and we can see them working really well at popular summer events too as they have a gorgeously nostalgic vintage feel to them.

So here’s our guide to how you can incorporate the 2016 Pantone Colours of the Year into your event…

Create soft accent colours

Using just one colour can be too overwhelming, so instead, why not use accessories to provide an accent of colour at your event? You could hire white sofas such as our popular Marrakesh sofa set and accessorise them with our blush pink and baby blue scatter cushions.  Thus creating a stunning seating area with a warm and welcoming feel to it. Alternatively, why not use our sumptuous giant silver champagne bowls and fill them with scented flowers, such as pink roses and blue lavender; another way to add a subtle touch of colour to your event.

Chose a nostalgic event theme

We think these colours hark back to a softer era and would work brilliantly at an event with a nostalgic or vintage theme. Why not string coloured bunting through the trees and hire an old fashioned pink ice cream van to serve refreshing ices to your guests. Then just add in some of our traditional striped deckchairs from our furniture hire range for the finishing vintage touch! Or why not travel back further in time for a romantic Parisian feel? Also, we think that pastel colours look lovely with our beautiful white Casa armchair .

Absolutely loving the Rose Quartz and Serenity tones chosen for 2016! We can’t wait to work with our customers to help them include them in their event styling. They are versatile and work well with a range of other colours such as dove grey and ice white. We’ll keep you updated on the latest styling news….