With Pantone’s announcement of Ultra Violet as the 2018 Color of the Year, the stage is set for dramatic and saturated hues to dominate 2018. Last year was about feeling light, minimalist and airy. Ultra Violet ushers in a sexy, vibrant, refined vibe that plays well with others. Here are some color trends you can expect to see popping up at trade shows and events throughout the year.
Led by Ultra Violet, bold colors are back and making a statement in event design this year. Punchy pinks, saturated greens and elegant jewel tones will all have their moment as designs become daring and playful. The Beverly bench ottoman collection comes in ten vibrant colors and offers a fun and whimsical seating options in a lush fabric that make the experience feel refined.
This not-so-dark, yet not-so-light hue will continue to anchor events in 2018. Gray leaves behind the stark and spartan looks of black and white to create an inviting, yet sophisticated space. Featured in the Munich and Century seating collections, gray pairs well with every color and allows events to take on their own persona.
Events that call for a more subdued and calming ambiance can still create visual interest by pairing muted earth tones with eye-catching patterns and intriguing accent materials. Pulling in interesting elements like marble, faux fur, leather, velvet, as well as metallic elements like copper, brass and bronze will transform any space. CORT’s faux fur animal hide and large collections of on-trend colorful ottomans, unique accent tables, pillows, and rugs can be used to achieve this chic style for any event. Events this year can achieve quiet elegance by pairing provocative accents with simple colors and clean lines.
Keep these color trends in mind while planning events for the coming year to stay on trend and create inviting and exciting gathering spaces your guests will enjoy.