Hi there, Sassies. The countdown is officially on for 2022 and my friends at CORT Events are already ahead of the curve with tips on how you can give your event an up-to-the-moment look with 2022’s colors of the year.
This year, we saw that the 2021 colors of the year reflected the desire for stability and consistency after a pandemic year with so much uncertainty. For 2022, Pantone — the world’s color authority — has introduced a custom hue as their color of the year for the first time.
Veri Peri is a vibrant, purple-blue shade that the color authority chose for its joyous and dynamic confidence. CORT’s Sterling Chandler Package includes furniture pieces that tie in shades of periwinkle, while the Constellation Package gives you complimentary colors if you’re using periwinkle with walls or drapery.
CORT Events is also featuring products from this same color family in their “Creativity and Courage” line. If you’d rather use periwinkle in splashes, look for rugs and pillows that tie in the color without making it a focus. CORT Events also gives you the ability to customize products to match any Pantone color, pattern or graphic.
Dusty green hues are warm and organic, and they tie in well with natural wood and neutral tones. Shades of green with natural tones work for both indoor and outdoor events, as well as various times throughout the year.
Tying dusty green tones into your next event is simple, and it can be an effective way to achieve an organic look that brings the outdoors inside or complements an outside event. The Lena Chair Package from CORT incorporates dusty green into a garden-themed space plan, while the Sterling Lena Package invites natural hues into a sleek modern design.
It’s not a dirty brown or a chocolate color — instead, it’s a softer brown that’s still earthy yet sophisticated. It’s classic and historical in its soft elegance, and it works effectively as an interior or exterior color.
If you’re looking for ways to work soft brown into your next event, check out CORT’s Valencia Package. In it, softer shades of brown blend with darker browns and other earth tones for a Mediterranean look. Or try the Baja Beverly Package, which ties together browns and neutrals in an appealing mid-century modern mix. Opt for accessories that tie in earthy tones, blend them with other natural styles, or offer complementary colors.
When you’re ready to bring these trendy and exciting colors into your next event plan, there’s one name to trust: CORT Events. They’re not just your go-to for renting furniture pieces like tables and chairs — they’re your source for creative inspiration and ideas that will make your next event one to remember.
With all the elements we have to think about when we’re planning an event, sometimes it’s easy to overlook lighting — or at least to take it for granted. While lighting has its obvious pragmatic applications, it also gives us plenty of ways to innovate and wow our attendees.
My friends at CORT Events like to think of lighting as a way to make a statement, help clients highlight their brand, or add pops of color to any event space. That’s why they’ve come up with this quick and easy guide to help with choosing the right event lighting solutions to add creativity and drama to any type of event in any venue.
Column and Pedestal Event Lighting
LED column and pedestal indoor event lighting provide you versatility and beauty in larger venues. CORT’s Luna Lighting collection of column and pedestal lights are bright and visually striking, but they also give you exciting options. You can add your logo and branding to column and pedestal lighting to raise brand awareness and corporate events, fundraisers, conferences, or product launches.
Decorative Lighting for Events
Another way to use indoor event lighting to your advantage is by renting LED accent lights. These lightweight, portable lights can go anywhere to add color and dramatic effects in any space or venue, and they can be powered both via batteries or plug-in. LED accent lighting can make an otherwise boring venue or room come to life, and they’re strong enough to use inside or in the great outdoors.
Creative Event Lighting Ideas
When it comes to lighting your event, you can use smaller lights for brilliant creative effects as well. Movie lamps give you options for projecting your logo or other branding elements onto walls, curtains, or screens. It’s a terrific way to increase brand awareness at any event.
Don’t forget, floor and table lamps offer the opportunity for more focused lighting in a conversation area, breakout room, or dining space. Smaller lighting pieces like these allow you to have more control over the light in specific areas, and they help create a warm, intimate feel when you want to bring a touch of home to your event.
Achieving your creative lighting ideas doesn’t have to be overwhelming. When you find the right partner, your indoor or outdoor event lighting – along with furniture and décor – rental can be easy and fun. With CORT Events, you have that partner. When you’re ready to tackle your event lighting or event furniture rental needs, check out CORT Events for easy planning and peace of mind when your event rolls around.
Hi Sassies. As 2021 draws to a close, it’s always nice to look back at what made this year unique. With the huge boom of the work from home movement caused by the pandemic, many of us have grown used to having the comfort of home right at our fingertips throughout our workday. So why not do the same at your next event?
One great way to incorporate a relaxing, home-like environment at your next event is with color. Using colors that remind eventgoers of home helps them feel comfortable and as a bonus, those who work from home will recognize the comforts that they’re used to.
If you’re wondering how, you can add some of the comforts of home into your next event, don’t worry. CORT Events has a few tricks for you to keep up your sleeve as you plan for next year.
From Dining Room to Banquet Hall
The relationship between the dining room at home and the banquet hall at an event is a natural one, so pulling inspiration from this year’s dining room decor trends work well in either type of venue. One of the top trends in dining rooms in 2021 is the Scandinavian look. Tie in whites and natural wood elements for a crisp, clean style. White chairs and decor with a natural look can help you achieve this simple, modern look.
Designers have also brought in dark, yet bold colors into the dining room in 2021, particularly shades of navy blue and dark green that suggest timelessness and trendiness at the same time.
From Living Room to Networking Event
The living room is a casual, comfortable place where everyone feels at home, and it’s a place to entertain, which makes it the perfect parallel to a networking event. Choose from this year’s popular living room colors – Ultimate Gray and an accent of Illuminating – to bring that sense of familiarity in. It’s easy to work with gray as a dominant color and tie in bright yellow accent furniture for a pop of color.
From Bedroom to Cocktail Hour
When you’re at home, there’s no better place to relax than the bedroom, so why not use the same concept when you’re designing the area of your event where attendees can unwind? Tying the hottest bedroom colors of 2021 – Terracota and Pistachio green – to your lounge furniture rental choices can help you develop a relaxing and enjoyable lounge space at your next event.
Look for cocktail tables and other serving furniture in these color schemes when you’re searching for bar furniture rentals.
Where can you find color inspiration and a wide selection of styles that reflect this year’s trends? The answer is simple: CORT Events. CORT Events does so much more than offer furniture rental, they create one-of-kind ensembles that leave guests and attendees with memories for years to come.
We’ve all been in the events game long enough to now a successful event takes meticulous planning. From food to audio and visual elements to seating, every aspect of your event carries the weight of its own importance. And you naturally want to make sure you cover every detail.
You’ve put a lot of thought into your events, but have you ever considered the difference your color choices can make? My friends at CORT Events are here with a bit of help on how to use color to help tell the story of your event. Don’t worry if you think you’re not good at choosing colors — by the time you finish reading this guide, you’ll be able to tackle color more confidently.
Before you choose the colors for your clients next event, it’s important that you both have a clear idea of what they want the event to achieve. This is a key step in helping to determine the colors you’ll be choosing on their behalf.
Basing your color choices on the reactions that they inspire can help you set the tone for your client and drive attendees in the direction they’re intended to go.
For example, red is a high-energy color that triggers excitement in the brain, while orange stimulates collaboration. Pink and purple suggest nurturing and peacefulness, while blue is another calming color that’s known for helping people relax their bodies and minds. Yellow is considered a “detox” color that helps attendees clear their minds and prepare for productivity. Green suggests harmony and helps boost creativity and innovation.
Choosing the right furniture can go a long way toward bringing your color palette to life. Opt for tables, piping and draping, and lighting that fit your chosen color scheme. Soft seating like chairs, sofas, and ottomans can also provide pops of color that are both beautiful and fun.
Your décor also gives you a chance to play with color. From flowers to balloons to garlands and even photo booth backdrops, the possibilities for vibrant and memorable color are truly endless.
If you’re looking for a partner that can help, make your event a truly memorable one while still staying safe and healthy, turn to CORT Events. Their team of account execs are all planners themselves and can be that added hand in design and detail support to help save planners a lot of time. To learn more, visit www.CORTEvents.com.
Hi Sassies, my friends from CORT Events are back with a few tips to tuck away for the new year. If you’ve got a client that plans on ringing in 2022 with a social or networking event, then you’re going to want to put these in your back pocket.
When it comes to networking events, your clients may often come to you wondering what you’ll have planned once the event is over or before an event, how you’ll have things set up to encourage attendees to get to know one another but did you know that furniture can be a huge help with this?
Yep, flexible furniture can serve the business functions of your event as well as encourage fun and play after the event. Here are some of the furniture pieces you can choose to make your next event perfect for work and play.
The Square Sofa
Square, double-sized sofas are terrific options for a multipurpose event. Choose options with a low back or high back. Sofas that have tables built into their corners work well for notetaking on paper or on a device during a meeting or breakout session. And they’re also perfect for drinks and snacks while socializing afterward.
The Modern Modular Sectional
If you’re looking for the next generation of modern seating that allows you practically endless choices, check out modular sectionals. Sectionals take your sofas to the next level by allowing you loads of options for configuration and customization. Just as with modular sofas, you have options for power, attached tables, and high or low backs with a convertible sectional or a square sectional sofa. Sectionals with ottomans provide easy casual seating.
Multifunctional Chairs for Group Seating
Traditional folding chairs can be a thing of the past at your next working event. Today’s event chairs are more stylish, but they’re just as functional as they’ve ever been. Group seating chairs are easy to move around when transitioning from work to play at the event. Using chairs like these allows you to configure your event differently for business and for pleasure.
The Multi-Use Table
Today’s events don’t call for massive folding tables that don’t offer much function. Choose smaller, sleeker tables that are portable and easier to configure in different ways.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to event tables. You can arrange indoor or outdoor coffee tables with sofas and sectionals because they work for notetaking as well as for socializing. Standing cocktail tables are perfect for networking and for hanging out before or after the event. You can find tables in just about any shape, size, and height.
CORT Events is your one-stop shop for all the furniture and decor that fits your event, no matter the purpose or theme. If you’re looking for creative ideas and inspiration, CORT Events has all of those in spades. Learn more at www.cortevents.com.