Event colors & what they say to your guests!

Event colors & what they say to your guests!

Your choice of event colors tends to be a subconscious reflection of your personality and your plan of how you want your event to turn out. These colors can appear on your invitations, table decorations, flowers, favors or in your outfit. Colors are based on the theme of the event. Others may plan the event color scheme around the venue they’ve chosen.

For example, if your venue has red in its decor, but your scheme includes green, you can use a small amount of the red in your color scheme to tie the two colors together seamlessly.

How to start planning your color scheme…

The best way is to create an inspiration board with pictures of items you would like to incorporate into your wedding. (This is where our Pinterest page comes in handy! https://www.pinterest.com/partiesbyme/) Another good idea is to find event planning magazines and go through them to see other parties. Inspiration can come from absolutely anywhere! After you have a couple photos on your board, you’ll see some colors that really stick out to you and your party planning will be that much easier.

How to choose the best colors for your event…

The best plan is to choose a color you really love for your primary event color – it’s your favorite color…you can’t go wrong! Then choose a second color you would love to see at your party and find a way to make those colors work together, whether it’s through accenting or equal display.

Choose a maximum of three colors and have them in unequal proportions – the core color (about 65 to 70%) second color (about 25%) any additional accent colors (about 5 to 10%).

So, what do your event colors mean…

White represents innocence, wholeness and perfection. It is the blank canvas waiting for the creation of anything you can imagine. Using a lot of white at your event will create a mood of peace and comfort.


Ivory, although similar to white, it is a warmer, richer and more elegant color. Pure white is stark, ivory is soft. Using ivory as a color for your party will create a warm, soothing and sensual atmosphere, surrounding your guests with a feeling of calm and comfort; luxury and quality.


Silver is fluid, emotional, sensitive and mysterious, soothing, calming and purifying. If silver is among your event colors will create a mood of elegance and sophistication.


Black is a power color, and will create a mood of elegance, chic and style.


Gold is the color of success, achievement and triumph. It implies luxury and quality, value and elegance, affluence and extravagance and will give that feeling to your guests.


Red creates passion, energy and excitement. It will create a warm and exciting mood at your party with high energy and lots of action.


Pink calms the physical passion and power of red making it a gentler and more loving energy. Pink relates to unconditional love and understanding, and will create a mood of gentle warmth, love and thoughtfulness.


Magenta represents harmony and emotional balance. Magenta creates the mood of compassion, kindness, support along with innovation and individuality.


Orange is an uplifting, optimistic, positive and motivational color which exudes warmth and happiness. At your party, the mood will cause discussion amongst guests, fun and enthusiasm.


Yellow is illuminating and enriching, relating to the mind and the intellect.  Yellow as your event color will create a welcoming, cheerful and happy mood which will lift up the spirits of all in attendance.

yellow and white event colors

Green is a color of renewal and growth and is known to balance emotions. It will create a calming and peaceful mood with enough warmth to encourage a feeling of unity and harmony amongst guests.


Blue is a safe and common color, loved by most people around the world. Blue creates a relaxing and peaceful mood in which will make everyone feel at ease and happy.


Turquoise will create a refreshing, friendly and happy mood at any event. It is a happy and friendly color which opens the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word.


Purple is a reflective color, meaning it will stimulate the imagination and inspire high ideals. This color will create a mood of individuality, mystery and desire.


Indigo gives the sense of equality and justice, along with deep sincerity and creates a distinguished mood with a degree of tradition.


Brown is a serious, down-to-earth color signifying stability, structure and support. The mood of stability and comfort will make guests feel at home.


Gray is an elegant and formal color. As one of your main event colors, it will create a mood of connection for your guests.



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