Written by Paula Jones Last updated: September 18, 2006
Whether you’re planning a wedding reception, an anniversary party, a baby’s Christening or a 21st birthday bash, colour plays a key role in creating an event that reflects your style and helps set the right tone for your celebration.
Choosing your colour scheme
Colour inspiration can come from anywhere. It might be your dress, the flowers in your bouquet, or perhaps shades that suit the season. There really are no rules and your personal preference is always a great place to start.
The advantages of contrast
By no means restrict yourself to just one colour, by pairing two together you instantly enrich the effect, and by selecting several tone‐on‐tone shades such as ivory with lilac and purple, you can build a look that’s both eye‐catching and effective.
Try contrasting colours such as crisp white and black or red and orange for a scene that’s visually stimulating and dynamic. And of course, when you add silver or gold to any scheme, you inject a big dose of sparkle and luxury.
The confetti colour palette
When it comes to your colour scheme, you will find a kaleidoscope of choices ‐ from classic white and ivory, through to elegant silver and gold to turquoise, lilac, red, pink, purple, orange, blue ….
We can also offer you an unrivalled selection of ideas to make your event exactly the occasion you’ve dreamed of. Just let our experience spark your imagination and browse our colour schemes and table settings guide.
Continuing your colour scheme from invitation to tabletop
Once you’ve picked your colour scheme, the fun really starts. Because we recognise the importance of colour for any occasion, you can now carry your colour scheme right through from your stationery to your tables.
Our personalised stationery range boasts a choice of colour in many of our designs so you can easily select coordinating accessories for your tables. Simply browse the shop for the complete range.
With our create your own stationery range, the freedom is yours to decide how to decorate your stationery with our range of accessories, allowing you even more control over your choice of colour or theme.