Tips to Be on the Cutting Edge of Design Trends

In the event industry, it’s essential to be on top of the latest trends in design, decor, color, flowers, textiles and more. Spotting new trends and unique ideas can be fun, if you know the right places to look.

1. Look to Pantone for Color Trends

For years, the Pantone Color Institute has been recognized as the leading global authority on color, impacting what’s popular in decor, fashion and interior design. It recently proclaimed Marsala the 2015 Color of the Year. Use our tips to incorporate this deep red hue into your event.

2. Run Toward the Runway

Look to the fashion world for the latest in color, fabrics and textiles. Clothing designers are always introducing new and interesting concepts. You never know when you’ll be inspired by a great color combination or introduced to a lesser-known fabric to add to your toolbox of linens.

3. Head to the Movie Theater

Even in today’s digital world, the box office still has an enormous impact on culture, including fashion, design and music. Stay on top of the cultural trends these blockbusters inspire for possible meeting themes (think The Great Gatsby in 2013).

4. Tune In to Awards Shows

Big awards shows usually begin with the red carpet, which is full of fashion, color and jewelry trends. But don’t skip the main event, because most award shows are full of lighting design, digital displays and multimedia production that can get the creative wheels turning for your own events.

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