Have you heard the buzz words lately in event design? Color blocking is a huge trend this year in both fashion and event design. Color blocking simply means that you pair two or three totally different colors together to make a bold statement.
You can see simple color blocking on this wedding invitation:
For successful color blocking, keep your colors in the same family such as all pastels or all neon colors. If your clients want to incorporate hints of color blocking, consider using it with place cards (each row uses a different color of cards, but no more than 3 total colors), with favors (such as a teal favor box on top of a red napkin) or on their menu cards (similar to the invitation shown above).
Another key to successfully using color blocking in event design is to mix colors that are not under one tone. If you are new at color blocking, limit your color blocks to two colors first. Try mixing complimentary in-style colors such as charcoal gray and yellow. Once you get the hang of it, you can mix more colors and try pairing opposite colors together.
Do you have clients asking for this yet? Is this a trend in your city for 2012?