From Summer to Fall: Transitioning Colors Throughout the Seasons

Every time a season changes, we can welcome a new level of variety to the world. Our most recent transformation, from summer to fall, is no exception. Cooler weather, vibrant leaves, and the excitement of a new year on the horizon make the fall season a refreshing contrast after summer. 

Much in the same way that homeowners can reflect the change of season with their decor, your events can reflect the excitement and freshness of a new season as well. Here are some examples of colors from CORT Events and the Pantone collections that transition from summer to fall, with some practical examples of how you can bring them into your next event.

Daffodil to Samoan Sun

Yellow is a color that universally suggests positivity and warmth, regardless of the season. Pantone selected its summer yellow shade, Daffodil, to evoke feelings of spontaneity, while its choice for fall, Samoan Sun, reflects illumination and enlightenment. 

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You can incorporate yellow into an event for fall with various pieces from CORT Events with large pieces like the Bowery Chair or the Beverly Bench Ottoman in yellow, or opt for a more subtle route with accent pieces like the Albuquerque Pillow in ochre or the Visions Rug in saffron.

The reassuring and cheerful yellow tone of Samoan Sun is ideal for events because it pairs well with other trending colors for the season, like the subtle green of Martini Olive or the orange-leaning brown of Caramel Café. For example, the Bowery Chair in ochre pairs complements the Del Mar Tonal Rug in Earth Brown or the Sedona Side Table with the barnwood top.

Poinciana to Lava Falls

Shades of red work well for most seasons because they evoke feelings of security and protection and increase enthusiasm. In other words, red conjures up the exact feelings you want your eventgoers to experience. Pantone’s choice of Poinciana was dramatic and bright, and for the fall, Pantone has chosen Lava Falls, with its orange tones, as its red shade.

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The Chandler Sofa in cranberry from CORT Events is the ideal large piece in this shade. Its rich red resembles Pantone’s Lava Falls, and it pairs expertly with the ochre Bowery Chair — CORT even puts those pieces together in the Chandler Bowery Package. The contrast of dark and bright, which are both warm, creates a striking space that’s warm and inviting. An accent that works well with this sofa is the Nile Rug, which brings in other trending fall tones like cool aqua, spice orange, and bright pink.

Skydiver to Midnight

Cool colors like blue and green make a pleasant balance for the warm colors of fall because they provide a welcome contrast. Pantone chose the rich indigo of Skydiver as its summer shade of blue, but the late-night sky of Midnight is the featured blue for fall. Using a deep blue like Midnight helps maintain a professional look and contrasts well with the vibrant warm colors of the season.

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Regarding furniture for an event, you don’t have to choose individual pieces from CORT Events; you can opt for a collection instead. For example, the Montreal Visions Package works well to tie deep blues into a fall event. This collection incorporates saffron, spiced orange, brown, and blue hues. 

Choosing the Right Event Furniture with CORT Events

The elements that already exist within your event space go a long way in helping determine the right fall focal color to use. If you’re working within a neutral event space, be sure to bring in colors that pop consistently throughout the space and that is balanced.

Having the right furniture partner can also help with making a huge difference, and this is where CORT Events has you covered. From large pieces to smaller accents and decor, CORT can provide you with everything you need to bring fall color and ultimate practicality to your event.

When you’re ready to make your fall event a success, reach out to CORT Events. You’ll be glad you did.