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Be Inspired by the Colours of 2016

15 Jan 16 By: Lene McGuinness

Pantone recently announced its colours of the year for 2016 as Rose Quartz 13-1520 and Serenity 15-3919. For the first time ever, the blending of two shades has been identified as the Pantone colour of the year. The reasoning behind the choice has been put down to consumers seeking mindfulness and well-being to help with modern every-day stresses. The combination of the two gentle and peaceful tones have been chosen to inspire and encourage consumers to challenge the traditional perceptions of colour association.

In regards to the catering and events industries, Pantone colour of the year often has a large influence on themes, décor and furnishings for events taking place throughout the year. The combination of both a light pink and a pale blue inspired by Rose Quartz and Serenity will likely be seen at numerous occasions throughout 2016. If you work in the catering industry or you are working on an event this year, ensure that you browse the items below if you are interested in incorporating similar tones and hues to your event décor.

Rather than decorating your entire venue in Rose Quartz and Serenity tones, it would be more visually inspiring to have occasional pops of colour against a neutral base. For example, if you are planning a wedding, corporate dinner or other large event, a large room decorated entirely in pale pink and pale blue may be slightly overwhelming!

China, particularly plates and tea cups, in a certain colour brings a dynamic feel to a neutral table setting. Using white linen, for example, accompanied with pale blue or pale pink coloured china will bring a subtle burst of colour to any dining event. However, if you would prefer to use neutral china and introduce a pop of colour by using vibrant table linen, this is also a perfect addition of colour to an event without being overpowering. We are also predicting a surge in coloured glassware at events throughout 2016, as towards the end of 2015 this became a staple feature at any high-end event.

One of the many benefits of hiring catering equipment or furniture from Allens Hire for an event is that you are able to return it all the next day. If you were to purchase new tableware, furniture, linen and glassware every time a new Pantone colour of the year was announced, this would become extremely expensive! Have a browse through our catalogue and decide on how you would like to introduce colour to your event this year. If you are planning or hosting an event this year and you are looking for catering equipment available for hire, Allens Hire has everything you will need. For further information or to discuss the options and possibilities for your event, please email us on enquiries@allenshire.co.uk or call our London office on 020 8574 9600. Alternatively you can call 02380 652316 if you are based on the South Coast.