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Tips for Choosing Colors for Your School Event!

Posted by Stumps Spirit on February 11, 2008

School Event Color OptionsWhile you are finalizing your theme choice, you will naturally begin to consider the theme colors that will coordinate with your choices. Once a theme is finalized, this is another decision that will need to be made!

This decision is a little easier to make (there are only so many colors out there!), but it should still be made carefully, because it will determine how easy or difficult the task of decorating will be.

There are really only two main things to consider:
1. Do these colors go with our theme? Do they bring out the strengths of the theme, and coordinate with our ideas of an elegant evening, or will they clash and make coordination difficult?
2. Are they easy colors to find? Too many planning committees forget to think about the fact that the most popular colors are popular for a reason. In trying to be unique, you might just create a decorating nightmare for yourself. Browse through our Homecoming Catalog and look at the different decorations you will need. What colors are they available in? Don’t limit your decorating options by choosing unusual and hard-to-find colors.
Depending on your theme, certain colors may just seem natural. Here are a few timeless suggestions:
• Celestial themes – blue and metallic gold or blue and metallic silver
• City themes (Paris, London, NYC) – black, white, and metallic gold or silver
• Underwater themes – various shades of blue, green, and metallic gold or silver
• Park and garden themes – green and white
• Ballroom themes – black, red, white, black and silver and black and gold
• Medieval themes – red, gray, black, and white
• Hollywood theme – black and gold or silver
• Retro themes – lime green, hot pink, purple, turquoise, and banana yellow
• Asian themes – black, red and gold
• Mardi Gras themes – purple, green, yellow and gold
• Cinderella and Fairy Tale themes – pastel blue, white and silver
• Luau themes – green, yellow, blue and hot pink
• Nautical themes – navy blue, red and white

And, you may want to keep these traditional color meanings in mind:
• Red – love, passion, respect, courage
• White – innocence, purity, secrecy
• Yellow – joy, friendship
• Coral – desire
• Light pink – grace, gladness, joy, perfect happiness
• Dark pink – thankfulness
• Lavender – love at first sight, enchantment
• Purple- royalty, nobility
• Orange – fascination

Other strong color combinations:
• Black and Metallic Gold
• Black and Metallic Silver
• Gold and Silver
• Blue and Gold
• Blue and Silver
• Purple and Silver
• Purple and Gold
• Purple and Lavender
• Light Blue and Dark Blue
• Orange, Lime and Lavender
• Forest Green and Burgundy
• Teal, Blue and Purple
• Red, White and Black
• Purple and Black
• Light Blue and White


One Response to “Tips for Choosing Colors for Your School Event!”

  1. udlot said

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