Get Ready for a Summer Vibe

Take a page from the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2016 to introduce the sizzle of summer into your meeting’s decor.

Baby pink and blue were Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year, but the color authority’s list of popular hues doesn’t end there. If you’re looking to give your summer event a bold, eye-catching boost, incorporating an on-trend color is the way to go.

From decor to drinks, here are some memorable shades from the color report to put center stage at your next meeting or celebratory event.

Peachy Keen

Peach Echo

Described by Pantone as “an all-encompassing, tempered companion in the playful orange family,” Peach Echo is a lively choice for a summer event, easily infused into your decor with floral centerpieces, quenching drinks and warm table settings. The light orange shade is versatile too: Pair with other pastels for a soft and demure setting, or go wildly electric with popping pinks and yellows for a citrusy-sweet style.

Gone Fishing

Snorkel Blue

Living up to its name, Pantone’s Snorkel Blue is picture-perfect for a sea or nautical-themed event. Picture the maritime-inspired shade with stark white for a buttoned-up formal look, and add a touch of rich elegance with gold accents throughout your setting. The energetic blue stands in as an elegantly formal shade when the classic black and white just won’t do.

Get Happy


Yellow is known for it’s ability to induce happiness, and that’s exactly what you’ll achieve when you incorporate Pantone’s Buttercup into your meeting. Set the conference table with vases of yellow flowers or objets d’art. Hang a flowing canopy of bright yellow to set the mood for your outdoor meeting space. Pick yellow for your table linens or for an entrancing centerpiece. Even small pops of yellow—from notepads to drink glasses—can help energize and boost creativity.

Breath of Fresh Air

Limpet Shell

Pantone’s Limpet Shell—as odd as its name may sound—is a fresh and crisp shade of aqua that soothes with its tranquil appearance. Look for it in glassware for your Decide meeting to add a colorful pop with a relaxing vibe; in furniture or decorative accents in an outdoor lounge for mingling at a Network event; or for beverages and accents on sweet treats. It’s a hue that adds a welcoming touch. Pair it with crisp white to create a refreshing respite—your attendees may never want to leave!