Pantone’s Spring 2014 color palette is out, which means in addition to the color of the year, Radiant Orchid, we can expect to see these hues pop up in everything from fashion to home décor to event design. The key to great event décor is setting the stage with color and texture. Here’s our take on a few of the vibrant colors selected for Spring 2014 as they pertain to event style!
The Color: VIOLET TULIP
THE LINEN: Violet Lattice Sheer– This whimsical yet structured pattern works with many events. We love it for formal events that still call for some playful elements.
THE EVENT: An Avant Garde Wedding in a non-traditional artistic venue, like the Andy Warhol Museum in Mosaic’s home base of Pittsburgh, PA.
THE OUTFIT: As a guest to an Avant Garde wedding, you’ll want to take a cue from the invitation as to how formal or informal you can get! Keep in mind that it’s always better to be over-dressed rather than under-dressed. Step into this incredible whimsical yet structured (just like our linen recommendation!) violet Josh Goot dress, paired with an artful and unexpected metallic shoe like these Alice + Olivia cut out peep toe booties.
The Color: PALOMA
THE LINEN: Smoke Paillette- This linen is the picture of elegance and will lend that “Cinderella at the Ball” moment to just about any venue. When paired with uplighting, this fabric will reflect colored light making the material as diverse as it is beautiful!
THE EVENT: A Black Tie Gala
THE OUTFIT: This season, it’s all about liquid metals and creative ways to work hues of silver, gold and bronze into your wardrobe. For a formal affair, go for full-on-glam in a Jenny Packham silver gown, dripping in luxury with sparkling embellishments. Pair with a sultry red lip, like Sparkling Cool Red from Dior and you’ll be ready to dazzle!
The Color: FREESIA
THE LINEN: Lemon Moire Bengaline– This material is sunny and cheerful, and looks equally amazing for a farm-style picnic or more tailored events like tea, engagement or dinner parties set in a garden.
THE EVENT: An Elegant Spring Garden Party
THE OUTFIT: Go casual but upscale with a dress by Missoni.
Missoni is famous for eye-catching prints in flattering cuts and materials that are comfortable yet sophisticated. Pair with gold gladiator sandals and an arm full of gold bangles like the Bardot Bangle from Stella & Dot
, and enjoy a lovely, sparkling evening in the garden.
The Color: CELOSIA ORANGE
THE LINEN: Orange Como- The vibrant color and modern pattern just scream fun! Pair with other colors and patterns for a fashion-forward look or keep it simple with clean centerpieces for a refreshing and youthful vibe.
THE EVENT: A Graduation Party
THE OUTFIT: When attending a graduation party you never know what you are going to get- it could be a casual back yard BBQ filled with family friendly games or a more formal gathering that calls for a more demure look- so it’s best to be prepared! Go with versatile pieces that can be dressed up or dressed down like these vibrant orange macramé Valentino shorts. Pair with a crisp white button down or a fitted denim shirt to complete the look. And while we think cork wedges like the leg lengthening Christian Louboutin Tramontagne Leather & Cork Wedges are always the perfect compliment to a dressy pair of shorts, don’t forget to sneak a fun, coordinating pair of casual, functional and portable shoes, like Tom’s, in your bag for games and picnic-style activities.
THE EVENT: A Colorful and Chic Cocktail Party
THE LINEN: Royal Chevron- Thiorangeoras linen combines hues of blues in the hottest pattern to hit the marketplace over the past three years. Chevron is here to stay, with more color options than ever to make a splash at your special event!
THE OUTFIT: When attending a cocktail party, it’s time to wear those vibrant flirty cuts and colors that the scenery demands. Loud music, cold drinks and your hottest dance moves are on the menu!
Slip into a daring number from Peter Pilotto in an otherworldy print that is sexy but structured for a head-turning va-va-voom effect! Pair with a sky high metallic heels from the collections of Brian Atwood, and this look will light up the night.