Color Me Red
Passion, Love, Energy, Excitement. The color red inspires bold feelings that would make any rose-tinted event an evening to remember.
When used as part of wedding décor, red’s romance and sensuality become symbols of a love-filled union as well a fabulous party sure to be one for the books. Whether you’re toning it down or punching it up, in this case it’s good to be in the red.
Set the Scene
As such a strong color, it’s easy for red to become overwhelming if it’s not used in moderation. Keep the hue playful by topping your tables in an oversized red and off-white toile fabric. Set each place with a beige plate for a neutral touch, then add red votives and stemware to brighten up the colors.
For a more elegant evening event, mix a deeper red hue with black, white and sleek silver. Top a mirrored table with black and silver dishes accented with white napkins. Bring passion and color to the table with bud vases full of red roses and wine glasses made of red crystal. Alternatively, place a trough down the center of a long mirrored table and fill it with rose petals. Punctuate the table with pomanders of red roses in full bloom.
Celebrating on the beach? Add some south of the border flair with an evening decked out in hues of red, garnet and crimson. Layer a variety of shades for depth and include brown and cream accents to tie in to the natural, sandy locale. Scatter glowing torches for some extra romance.
Instead of mixing red flowers with blooms in other hues, separate colors by arrangement or even by table. For a classic accent to a black and white color scheme, top your tables with centerpieces in all red or all white. The graphic contrast will make the evening feel oh-so-chic.
When working with red flowers, don’t feel tied to roses. Mix in orchids, peonies and Calla lilies for an arrangement or bouquet that captures the passion of the moment through eye-catching texture.