Choosing Event Linen Color and Design Themes

August 29, 2023

Color themes are very important for many events, and are a topic we’ve covered in this space in the past. One particular area where color is a vital consideration: When choosing any kind of linens or coverings that will be used for the event, as these often set the table (pun somewhat intended) for the entire event’s color arrangement.

At In The Event, we offer a comprehensive range of event rental products for clients around Utah, including a full selection of linens and coverings for any event you’re throwing – and we’re here to help with event planning, too! Here are some top factors to be evaluating that pertain to your choice of color scheme for any linens or other coverings you’re looking into for your event.

Event Venue

As you may have expected, one of the top factors to consider when selecting event linen color and design is the venue itself. If you’re planning a wedding, for example, some venues have rules regarding the use of linens; others may even provide specific colors or styles that must be used. So it’s important to be aware of any special requirements before purchasing linens for your event.

You should also think about how your linen colors complement the existing design and color scheme of the venue. For example, if your event is being held in a rustic setting, then you may want to select more muted colors for your linens that won’t clash with the existing decor.

Event Theme

Another factor to consider when selecting linen colors and designs is the overall theme of the event. Is it a casual or formal affair? Are you looking for something classic or modern? Whatever the theme, you’ll want to make sure that your linens are in keeping with it.

For instance, if your event is more of a formal gathering, then selecting dark colors and sophisticated designs may be the best way to go. However, if you’re planning a more casual event, then brighter and more whimsical colors may be the ideal choice.

Seasonal Factors

As you’re planning your event linens, make sure to consider the season in which you’ll be hosting it. For example, if you’re throwing a summer wedding or other outdoor event, then choosing lighter and brighter colors will be more appropriate than darker ones that may seem too drab.

The same goes for winter events – select warmer tones that complement the atmosphere of the season. Or if you’re hosting an event in the fall, try combining both warm and cool colors for a more seasonal look.

Matching With Centerpieces and Accessories

In other cases, your primary color scheme may come from the centerpieces, accessories or other decorations for your event. In this case, you’ll want to make sure that your linens complement and enhance these elements rather than clash with them.

For example, if you’re using pink flowers as part of your event’s centerpiece, then select a linen in a complementary shade like blush or baby pink. This will ensure that your linens and other decor work together to create a cohesive look for the event.

Lighting Factors

It’s also important to consider the type of lighting you’ll be using for your event when selecting linens. If you’re planning to use bright, white lights then lighter colors may work best, while if you’re opting for a more romantic atmosphere with softer yellow lighting then darker tones could be the ideal choice.

On the other hand, if you’re using a combination of both white and yellow lighting, then neutral shades may be the best way to go – this will ensure that your linens don’t stand out too much under the lights.

Feelings and Atmosphere

Finally, a more nuanced factor to consider when you’re selecting your event linens is the overall feelings and atmosphere that you want to convey with them. Are you aiming for a romantic, intimate celebration or a light-hearted, fun one?

Think about what kind of message your linens will be sending – if it’s an upbeat gathering, then bold colors may be the perfect choice; if it’s a more romantic affair, then selecting softer shades is likely the way to go.

No matter what kind of event you’re throwing – from parties and weddings to corporate gatherings – you’ll want to make sure your linens are both stylish and appropriate. With these key tips in mind, you should have no problem finding the perfect colors for any event!

At In The Event, we can help you select the perfect linens and coverings to make your event a success – from selecting colors that match your existing decor, to finding options for any theme or season. Contact us today to learn more about our great selection of rental products and services for any event around Utah!