There are so many ways to style the perfect party or event. Choosing a killer colour scheme is the first step towards cementing your Party Queen status
As a designer, I see colours as an integral part of not only design, but of party decorating too. Choosing just the right colour combo that represents your style and communicates the vibe you want to set for your event is so important. There are many colour combinations you can use that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Here are some favourites of mine:
This one is probably more suitable for the grown ups. Think of timeless colour combinations like the black and white, gold and beige or navy and grey. The main thing to be observed when choosing a classic colour scheme is that you need to have the hero and the sidekick(s). The hero is usually the accent colour, It’s the stronger, bolder colour, and it is to be used sparingly. While your sidekicks are the more subtle colours, and act as a canvas of sorts.
Most suitable for: Weddings, bridal showers, baptisms, adult birthday parties, buck’s parties
You can’t go wrong with this colour scheme. This soft and subtle colour choice is easy on the eyes and pastels generally looks beautiful when mixed and matched together. For maximum affect, stick to just one shade of pastel. If necessary, add a splash of stronger colour, but in just one shade. This will create a focal point for your party.
Most suitable for: Baby showers, kid’s parties, baptisms, hen’s parties
There are no set rules with this colour scheme, really. You can basically throw any colour to the mix, just make sure they are bright and cheery. It’s super fun and perfect for any kids occasion. If you want to be more restrained, stick to the primary colours of red, yellow, and blue – with green thrown in for variety.
Most suitable for: Kid’s parties, New Years Eve parties, Summer BBQs, baby showers, hen’s parties
Princesses and the Superheroes
Granted your colour palette may be limited when your daughter asks for an Elsa birthday party. But it doesn’t mean you can’t be creative about it. Go outside of colour, and have fun with the textures and patterns. So for Elsa themed party, you can use silver glittery snowflakes or shimmery textiles, for example.
Suitable for: Kid’s parties
For example Christmas parties, Australia Day get togethers or Chinese New Year celebrations. The trick with this one is to be careful. Because it’s so easy, you can overdo it. Dial back on the main colours, and then add a different shade or two of one of them. That way your party will have that unique touch that’s yours.
Suitable for: Christmas parties, Australia Day, Valentines Day, Chinese New Year
Dare to be Different
Let your personality shine with this colour scheme! Be it black and purple or glitter galore, set your party ablaze with your choice of colours – whatever that may be. Again, the only thing to observe here is, try to not overdo it with the colour choices. Stick to one main colour and maybe another two to three others to boost it.
Most suitable for: Adult parties
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