Today before you head off for the Labor Day weekend, we'll keep it light and easy. Labour Day is the unofficial start of the autumn season in the U.S. and Canada. Other areas that are about to go through a marked seasonal transition at this time of year include the United Kingdom, Northern Europe, and the Northern parts of Asia (including Japan and Korea).
As the splendid fall foliage adds a splash of colour to the surroundings, this can inspire event planners to explore fresh themes and colour schemes to their events.
2014 Pantone Fall Colours
For more than 20 years, Pantone has been the global colour authority. Their annual surveys of New York designers during Fashion Week predict the colors that are going to be the most popular.
There is considerable overlap between the palettes for men and women's palettes for the upcoming seasons.
- Aurora Red
- Radiant Orchid
- Bright Cobalt
- Royal Blue
- Misted Yellow
Fall 2014 Colours for Women
- Mauve Mist
Fall 2014 Colours for Men
- Sea Fog
Check back in a few weeks, when Pantone releases its Fall 2014 videos, we'll add them to this post.
In addition to mugs and pens, there are a number of ways to incorporate colour into events. Consider iPad and iPhone cases, USB drives, watches, and key trays. Don't forget food trays, rungs and carpeting, hand towels, accent lighting, tableware, binder covers, and post-it notes.
Bring the colour swatches when you shop for flowers, linen, even icing for cakes and pastry.
For more inspiration for fall events, also check out Corporate Events: Themes and Decor for Fall Events, Corporate Events: Great Venues for Fall Events, A World of Fall and Harvest Festivals, 6 Fall Food Festivals in New England, Fall Food Festivals in the Maritimes, Corporate Events: Toronto Fabulous Fall Business Meetings and Corporate Events, and Corporate Events: Fall Fun in Toronto.
Photo Credits: Hayeased, Pantone