What’s In or Out? Color Trends


Okay folks, you are all absolutely right. In last week’s blog about what types of orchids are in or out, it was a trick question. Orchids are the most requested flowers in any region of the world I’ve worked in, and the most loved one is the wonderful purple vanda. In other words, they are ALWAYS in.

Now, onto today’s topic. What colors are in or out for 2010? Colors have a pretty interesting life span. I’m always intrigued to see which colors go in and out of fashion in the event industry. Looking back through the decades, I can remember in the eighties when everything was white. If you gave a party and your event was not white, folks thought you had bad taste. In the nineties, I remember struggling with my clients to convince them it was okay to use jewel tones (or any color for that matter).

Today, I constantly reassure my clients that it’s their event and they can pretty much have any color they like, period. My job is to make it work. I had a client tell me she likes yellow but she didn’t want to use it because it was so last year.

Here are three color choices for you. Let me know which of these (if any) are the most requested from your clients. I definitely have one color my clients are constantly requesting. (We’ll compare notes next week.)

place settings, table setting,flowers,wedding centerpieces,bouquets,arrangements

place settings, table setting,flowers,wedding centerpieces,bouquets,arrangements

place settings, table setting,flowers,wedding centerpieces,bouquets,arrangements

I also want to mention a new color palette tool I’m launching next week. I don’t want to be a tease, but I wanted to create something that could help you and your clients create color stories for your next important event. I’ll share the link with everyone on the blog once it’s launched on the site.

UPDATE: Just for you, my dear blog readers, I have a sneak peek of my color palette game ready for you to check out. Click here to find your next event’s color palette: WHAT’S YOUR COLOR STORY?

Now tell me, which of the colors above are considered to be “IN” for this season?