How To Match Event Furniture To Your Colour Scheme

September 11, 2019

So you’ve got an event lined up, picked a venue, sent out the invites and secured speakers. Next up – the décor. Whether you are a wedding planner, an individual, or maybe just a group of friends doing this, the decorations put in place must match the theme of the event. Decorating an event venue isn’t all about making the site look nice; it’s also about bringing an event to life.

There are seven elements of design applicable to furnishing events: 

  • space
  • lines 
  • forms
  • light
  • colour
  • texture
  • pattern

This article focuses on how to match furniture to your colour scheme. Colours assist in setting the mood and tone of any event as they can an impact on our emotions, in turn affecting attendee retention. 

To better understand the theory of colour, it is best to start with the basic principles. 

The basics

There are primary, secondary, and tertiary colours. Primary colours are red, yellow and blue. Secondary colours (green, orange and purple) are achieved by mixing different primary colours, depending on the colour you’re after. Tertiary colours too are also created by combining primary colours and secondary colours. 

Here’s a real-life example. It’s recommended that anyone hosting an event on environmental issues should pick the Race Stanway 3. This stacking chair has an elegant neutral style and creating a calm radiance. Because of this, this type of chair can work well with stronger colours such as greens and blues, which are generally used by environmental organisations and events. 

Furthermore, it can be piled away neatly and reused over and over again, as its neutral colour suits many schemes while the stacking chair itself offers durability. 

Matching Your Furniture To Your Colour Scheme

When it comes to matching furniture to your colour scheme, there are many different routes you can take:

Create harmony among the colors: Most events require a radiance of calm and balance, leaving you with two options:

  • Monochromatic colours: Here, just one colour is used but with different shades of it. This colour scheme can be achieved with touches of white or black to the same colour multiple times to create a variety of shades for a subtle contrast. 
  • Analogous colours: On the colour palette, the colours that are side by side on the colour wheel can give you a soft palette without too much contrast. If your brand features more than two colours, choose the shades that are either side of each colour.

Or, go for contrast: There are four ways by which contrast is created. They are:

  • Complimentary: For this, make use of two colours directly opposite themselves on a colour palette, with one of them as the more dominant colour – this will give a vivid contrasting effect.
  • Split complementary: Instead of using two directly opposite colours on the colour palette, choose one of the colours and then the colours on either side of the other contrasting colour.
  • Triadic: a triadic colour scheme is made up of three colours that are evenly spaced on the colour wheel. Take note that this can create a harsh and dramatic contrast due to the sharp difference in colours, so it’s choosing neutral or subdued hues is strongly recommended. 
  • Square and rectangular colour combinations: this is achieved by simply drawing a rectangle or square on the colour palette. 

Understanding these principles will assist in picking a coordinated colour scheme while factoring your furniture, so you don’t overwhelm your space. 

Let’s use one of our products as an example. The Race Stanway 2 chair comes in burgundy, which makes it suitable for religious buildings. This colour creates a cohesive ambience with antique buildings as it symbolises richness and power – terms associated with historic buildings. 

Colour is a highly significant factor when it comes to branding, as the palette chosen will need to be rememberable and set the right vibe for customers. By following the tips above, you can be sure that your event will look nothing less than perfect.