14 Hot Colors for 2013 Spring and Summer Events

Emerald Green 2013 Pantone Color of the YearWe highlighted the importance of color in two recent Cvent Event Blog posts, Event Design: 12 Key Ingredients for Bringing Event Themes to Life and 6 Key Elements for Event Planning Web Design. Choosing the right color palette is a key event and web design element. Get it right and you'll take your event to the next level. However, nothing dates an event or a website faster than an outdated color palette.

In 2013 Decor Trends, fellow Cvent Event blogger Patti Shock already shared Pantone's selection of emerald green as the color of the year for 2013. Today we'll look at Pantone's picks and zero in on what's hot for spring and summer 2013.

On the first day of Fashion Week for each season, Pantone, the world authority on color trends for design industries, unveils its seasonal color palette in the PANTONE® Fashion Color Report. It's a report worth monitoring by event designers and planners. Consider attendee demographics when selecting your event color palette.

Hot Colors for Spring 2013

Pantone colors Spring 2013 WomenFor Predominantly Female Groups

  1. PANTONE 16-4120 Dusk Blue   #7DB6D4;
  2. PANTONE 14-6011 Grayed Jade   #97CEB7;
  3. PANTONE 12-1008 Linen   #F1D8C2;
  4. PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald  #00A78E;
  5. PANTONE 16-3520 African Violet   #b896c6;
  6. PANTONE 16-1360 Nectarine   #F68E51;
  7. PANTONE 17-1664 Poppy Red   #EF3131;
  8. PANTONE 13-0756 Lemon Zest   #FEE05C;
  9. PANTONE 14-0446 Tender Shoots   #BCD74C;
  10. PANTONE 19-3964 Monaco Blue   #154478;

Pantone Men's Spring 2013 ColorsFor Predominantly Male Groups

  1. PANTONE 14-6011 Grayed Jade  #97CEB7;
  2. PANTONE 16-4120 Dusk Blue  #7DB6D4;
  3. PANTONE 16-3915 Alloy #989799;  
  4. PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald   #00A78E;
  5. PANTONE 16-1054 Sunflower   #e8ad26;
  6. PANTONE 17-1664 Poppy Red   #EF3131;
  7. PANTONE 16-1364 Vibrant Orange   #F6892D;
  8. PANTONE 19-3964 Monaco Blue   #154478;
  9. PANTONE 14-0210 Tidal Foam   #CBC6AB;
  10. PANTONE 12-1008 Linen   #F1D8C2;

Incorporating Hot Colors Into Events

To convert Pantone colors to RBG or hexadecimal colors for use in digital media and event websites, use the Goffgrafix Custom RBG Color Converter. To identify websafe colors, use their Websafe Color Tool.

There are many opportunities to incorporate the hottest colors into events. While table linen and draping comes to mind, also look for opportunities to incorporate these colors in invitations, posters, tableware, chargers, disposable cutlery for outdoor events, flowers, centerpieces, props, stationery, handouts, headings and accent colors in presentations, totebags, uniforms, and costumes. The only limit is your imagination.

Here is where you can access the full Pantone Spring 2013 Fashion Color Report. and order color swatches, accessories and stationery in the hot colors for 2013.

For more tips on incorporating color into your events, also consult Add Color to Your Events on Cvent Blog.

Photo Credits: Pantone

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