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Reinvent the [Color] Wheel with These Monochromatic Party Themes

Monochrome color is taking the world by storm. From monochromatic fashion to mono-hued home décor, we’re falling in love with the inherent power of a single color. Top event planners and designers know a good trend when they see one, so expect the new decade to make its debut with more celebrations featuring monochromatic party themes. From all-pink product launches to sky-blue galas, there’s a perfect color waiting to set the mood for your next celebration.

Rhapsody in Blue

blue lit tent with hearts floating above the scene
photographer: Show Ready Photo

A clear tent gave guests at this beach-themed gala unobstructed views of pristine blue sky. With turquoise drapery and azure carpet, this monochromatic wonderland created a dreamy ocean-like backdrop for a worthy cause. We especially love how colorful highboys and upholstered seating popped against the all-blue setting. Whimsical paper-heart cutouts decorated the wood bar, tempting guests to pull out their cameras as they ordered a drink.

photographer: Show Ready Photo | décor: Blueprint Studios – Rental and Got Light | venue: Stanford Red Barn | caterer: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering & Events

Double Down with Two Colors

White drapes line a pink lit room with white colors and pink pillows
photographer: Clane Gessel Photography

This milestone-birthday party took its monochromatic décor to the next level with dueling all-yellow and all-pink rooms. As guests entered the celebration, two seating charts (one yellow, one pink, of course) stood side-by-side, offering the first clue that two different aesthetics awaited. Guests seated in the yellow room enjoyed bursts of yellow balloons, floral centerpieces, and even a yellow-themed craft cocktail. Pink-room guests were wowed with all-pink tablescapes, feathery centerpieces, and whimsical cotton-candy installations. Sometimes two (colors) are truly better than one.

photographer: Clane Gessel Photography | planner: NYLUX Events | décor: Patrick J Clayton Productions | venue: Ramscale and Carnegie Hall | rental: Taylor Creative Inc. | caterer: Thomas Preti Events to Savor and  Constellation Culinary Group

All-White Wonderland

concrete floors with a white quilted love seat and translucent stairs next to it
photographer: Christy Tyler Photography

This all-white wedding took its inspiration from the white brick walls and lucite mirage ghost chairs of its venue. White linens and drapery paired with alabaster orchids to create a sleek and modern look. We especially adore the luxe white lounge area with its freeform white-shag rug.

photographer: Christy Tyler Photography | planner: Clementine Custom Events | décor: Exquisite Designs | venue: Chez | invitations & print: Minted and Leah Moss | entertainment: Stitely Entertainment and DJ-Chicago | a/v technology: MDM | caterer: Limelight Catering

Pretty in Pink

light pink couch poufs sit atop pink carpeting, pink draping and pink neon signs
photographer: Jonathan Zizzo

Ralph Lauren honored its new rose-colored Beyond Romance Eau de Perfume with an all-pink product launch. The rosy drapery and carpeting made for a gorgeous pink backdrop, while a blush lounge area and various shades of pink blooms were the perfect monochromatic accents. Best of all, magenta neon signage added dazzling illumination as well as inspiring messaging. Sometimes the right perfume (and color) is all we need to start the day off right.

photographer: Jonathan Zizzo | experiential & event marketing agency | LESTER | event producer: Paul Levatino | venue: The Joule, Dallas | décor: Twelve Thirty Four Flowers | rentals: Beautiful Event Rentals

Purple Haze

a purple lit room with rectangle long tables with purple linens and purple flowers
photographer: Studio AG

This stylish birthday soirée won us over with its all-violet décor. Lavender uplighting made everything else — from eggplant-colored accent pillows to dark purple carpets — shine with beauty. Chic tablescapes included deep purple linens and a range of purple-shaded florals. We cannot think of a more delightful way to enjoy a good meal with close friends and family.

photographer: Studio AG | décor: Studio AG | venue: Chez

As Good as Gold

photographer: Les Loups

Not only did this lavish New York wedding feature a sunny room of all-yellow accent pieces, it also boasted multiple rooms of varied monochromatic colors. From deep-red uplighting that transformed one hallway into a ruby prism to an all-white foyer that featured sparkling lights and ethereal balloons, color set the mood at this unique wedding celebration.

photographer: Les Loups | planning: Duke + Van Deusen | Florals & Wedding Design TINSEL Venue: Gold Label Weddings & Events

Passionate Reds

a venue with a great deal of depth with red uplighting taking over the scene
photo courtesy of Ziegfeld Ballroom

This all-red Game of Thrones premiere after party captured the “fire and blood” of the hit HBO series. Crimson uplighting and deep-red sofas set the mood, while scarlett drapery and a vermillion bar kept us thinking of Daenery’s fire breathing dragons. Best of all, an elaborate ice sculpture resembling the iron throne reflected the all-red extravaganza at hand. 

photo: courtesy of Ziegfeld Ballroom | planner: Gourmet Advisory Services | venue: Ziegfeld Ballroom | production: Innovative Stage Productions | entertainment: Total Entertainment