Event Color and Lighting

What better time to discuss event colors than right after the Pantone Color for 2015 is announced? Once Marsala, the Pantone color for 2015, was announced the events industry began buzzing. This is because one of the best way to set the mood of an event is through color and lighting. So how do you choose the right mix of colors and lights for your wedding or special event?

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Photo Credit: Pantone

I suggest focusing on what would look best in your venue along with the mood you want to set.  I think this article from The Knot explains the color planning process well:

The Knot: Picking your Wedding Colors

And the Wedding Wire has a similarly interesting article for ways to choose your wedding colors. Read the article here.

Once you’ve booked your venue and read the articles above, you’re ready to choose the colors for your invitations, decorations, and special event.

And what about lighting? Well, you can talk to your audio visual contact about using the colors you’ve chosen. The audio visual specialist should be able to recreate your colors  in the uplighting. Uplighting means lights placed around a room, pointing upward along the walls.  Here’s a picture of uplights set up for an evening ceremony at the Fairmont Washington, DC:

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Photo Credit: Da Vinci’s Florist

If you are still interested in learning more about various lighting options, here is another Wedding Wire article you can read for more information.

What if you’re planning a meeting? Color and lighting is always important, even for a breakfast meeting. So I recommend reading this article for inspiration.



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