by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 10, 2011

color chart


Check out color trend forecasts from the Color Association of America ( to learn how hues can affect the mood and tone of your event. For example, to give an event an upbeat vibe, choose the red, orange or gold tones of an international bazaar, a hot palette forecasted for 2012. Also poised for popularity: cool blues and neutral grays, both perfect for setting a businesslike atmosphere. Thanks to Leslie Harrington, executive director of the Color Association, for the tips.