Autumn brings its own crisp color palette — out are the dusty blues and yellows of long summer days and in are the vibrant reds, greens and oranges of campfires and falling leaves. For their annual fall color report, BBJ Linen takes inspiration from the Pantone Color Institute, which studies how color influences human thought processes, emotions, and reactions. BBJ’s curated cool-weather tablescapes have us feeling and hopeful for the season and eager to entertain.
Valiant Poppy is a brave and outgoing red shade, effusive in its allure.
Red Pear is a deliciously deep red whose luscious depth entices.
Russet Orange speaks to the earthen warmth of the forest floor.
Ceylon Yellow is savory and spicy and adds an exotic touch.
Limelight is animated and effervescent —
a pungent yellow-green that becomes the center of attention.
Quetzel Green is a deep elegant blue-green hue suggestive of rich plumage.
Martini Olive is a smooth, sophisticated and urbane green
that adds depth to any palette.
Nebulas Blue is reminiscent of starlight — a thoughtful, starry-eyed blue.
Crocus Petal is a cultivated and refined hue
that adds a light and airy spring-like feel to cooler seasons.
Ultra Violet — the Pantone “Color of the Year” for 2018 — is inventive and imaginative, lighting the way for what is yet to come.
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Photos 1-4: Florals: Diamond Event Floral | Planner: New Creations Wedding Design and Coordination | Photographer: Angela and Evan Photography | Linen: BBJ Linen | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals | Makeup: Makeup by Tracie | Hair: Lisa Boehm Beauty | Models: Carley Jayne Photography | Paper Goods: Ink and Sable
Photo 5: Venue: San Juan Hills Golf Club | Planner: Eclipse Event Co | Stationary: Roseville Designs | Photography: Kelly Waterman Photography | Florals: Crimson & Clovers | Rentals: Rustic Events & Bella Vita Vintage Rentals | Linen: BBJ Linen
All Photos: Photography: Kristen Marie Parker | Floral: Botanique Flowers | Planning & Design: A. Renee Weddings & Events | Venue: Corson Building | Rentals: Fanciful Rentals | Linens: BBJ Linen | Cake: Cake Life | Paper goods: Pink + Peach Calligraphy | Linen: BBJ Linen
Photos 1, 3-4: Catering & Venue: BDP/Big Delicious Planet | Linen: BBJ Linen
Photo 2: Photographer: Tamara Gruner | Design/Decor/Floral: A Perfect Event | Linen: BBJ Linen
Photos 1, 4-5: Photographer: Ashley Paige Photography | Planner: Candace Jolee Events | Design: All in the Details Design | Floral: The Bloom of Time | Linen: BBJ Linen
Photos 2 & 3: Styling & Planner: Cristen & Co | Venue: Tops’l Farm | Photographer: Move Mountains Co | Linen: BBJ Linen
All Photos: Photographer: Marc Edwards Photography | Floral: Tailored Twig | Venue: The Club at Bella Collina | Linen: BBJ Linen
All Photos: Photographer: Emelia Jane Photographer | Florals & Decor: Fleur Inc. | Venue: The Lakewood | Linen: BBJ Linen
All Photos: Photographer: Michael & Carina Photography | Floral & Decor: Amaryllis Floral & Event Design | Rentals: Select Event Rentals | Venue: Baltimore Museum of Art | Event Planner: Stephanie Bradshaw | Linen: BBJ Linen
Photos 1, 2 & 4: Photographer: Taken by Sarah | Flowers and Coordination: Diamond Event Planning and Floral | Venue: Simply goodness farm | Invitations: Ink and Sable | Linen: BBJ Linen
Photos 3 & 5: Photography and Florals: Taken by Sarah | Venue: The Providence Cotton Mill | Linens and Chargers: BBJ Linen
All Photos: Photography: Carlos Hernández | Design: Kamea Events | Venue: The Light Room |Floral: Molly Harman Floral | Paper Goods: Crimson Letters | Linen: BBJ Linen
Photos 1 & 3: Cake: Rachel Bakes Co. | Florals: Even Floral Co.
Photo 2: Florals: Rhapsody in Bloom | Styling & Planning: carolyn a. events | Photography: Ben & Colleen Photography | Flatware: Peachtree Tents & Events | Linen: BBJ Linen