Gray. You may have once thought that this hue, or lack thereof, was boring and bland, but today it is all the rage in event design. A little cleaner, a little more streamlined, and a little more neutral these days.
Using gray as part of the color scheme can add a striking – and even exciting – look to any event, regardless of theme. Gray can be used to accentuate a sleek, glamorous design or to boast a shabby-chic vibe. Because gray really is so versatile, it allows event designers to really play up the rest of the space through inventive lighting, bright accent colors, and customized props.
So, how can event designers really use gray to bring contrast and excitement to an event space?
Here are some ideas and examples of how this color scheme trend is making an impression:
· Use as the color backdrop for the event’s décor and theme. For example, transform a boring hotel ballroom into something stylish and sleek by lining the walls with slate gray fabric and using blush tones as accents throughout the room. Make sure that the walls have a bit of texture that complement whatever blush accents you use.
· Use a monochromatic color scheme for the event’s seating, but take it a step further by bringing in soft gray ultra-suede chairs, sofas, and lounges. This muted color palette and soft furnishings can be contrasted with clear Lucite dining tables and custom made bars. Be sure to use a pop of bright or even pale shades to accentuate the tone of the calm coloring.
· For a unique industrial feel with a modern twist, use shades of gray as the main color of an event, but also play with texture. Transform the event space from a typical lounge area to a dystopian, futuristic salon by using metal mesh curtains, large black-and-white photographs, and zinc table accents.
So, if your event designer mentions using gray as a main color motif don’t shy away – it will likely be unique and completely fabulous.
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