2017 Color Trends

Color trends. When choosing colors for your wedding how do you decide. Simply put, pick the colors you like not necessarily what is trending. However, I always like to check out the new colors that the paint companies introduced for the year. My go to paint color is always Benjamin Moore   They hit a homerun with paint colors, besides I like the names of the colors. Obviously, some of these colors are not meant for a wedding but many are the perfect back drop for your reception colors. When picking colors, it is important to visualize your ceremony and reception in order to bring a pop of color to the room. I also like to look at the color chart to see the colors in lighter tones. Sometimes picking one color with lighter variations is a good thing. See below the colors from Benjamin Moore. After looking at the paint colors I thought where else could I get more suggestions for color trends for more wedding and social events. So I looked at the Pantone color of the year. I believe these colors are more suited for weddings, receptions, and social events.












Pantone Color of the year is Greenery This color is easily paired with many different subtle or even bold dark colors. The Pantone Color Greenery crosses over fashion, décor, graphic design and much more. This color is easily added to any wedding day, ceremony, and reception. The green tones can be easily added by simply adding greens to the wedding reception centerpiece. Some florist choose just greenery for the bridal centerpieces. Green is a great accent color many color schemes. We had a wedding reception in February where the bride picked green table cloths with accents of purple for the cake tables Picture. Choose from the palettes below to find your perfect combination of colors.




























Ultimately the color scheme is totally up to you. Women do have a favorite color and we typically choose that for our wedding color. What I suggest keeping in mind are What are your colors and vision for those colors for your reception and ceremony? Do you want a bold color for the bridesmaids or more subtle color for the dresses with the bold color displayed in the bouquets and centerpieces? What time of year is your wedding? What flowers are in bloom that time of year? All these questions play a part in choosing your color scheme.   I suggest using a maximum of three colors. Maybe you don’t want any colors just hues of white and natural which is perfectly fine too. At The Wellington Fishers, we see many creative selections of colors. One of my favorites is a recent bride. She picked green as her main color with hints of purple and black as a back drop. She incorporated the chairs as part of her color pallet so no chair covers were needed. She put her money in the centerpieces for the head table making a color statement entering the room. Notice the black back drop giving the cake table a statement with the purple. Being a creative and using the right color in the right place will make a big statement.


Happy choosing


The Wellington Fishers

Cami O’Herren


There’s more to table linens!

Chris , the sales rep from Linen Heroe and I met each other about two months ago at a meeting at the Yacht Club located in Fishers Indiana. I was so impressed with the table linens and napkins I pursued her to be one of our vendors at The Wellington in Fishers, Indiana. What I like about the linens she used were the variety of fall colors on the different tables plus the multiple colors on one table. I did notice also that the cloth was a different material than the standard table cloth. Sometime when planning a wedding or event in order to save money typically what is chosen is either black or white table cloths and napkins. I thought I would interview Chris to get a broader perspective on different ideas for a budget event so don’t hold back give me everything.

How long have you been with linen hero? I started at Chair Covers & Linens, www.linenhero.com, in November of 2010. It’s been 5 great years! I get to cover the state of Indiana as a Linen Hero and love being out meeting new people and seeing all the beautiful venues of Indiana.

What are the hot colors and do the colors seem to run seasonally We are seeing a lot of textured linens in multiple colors. There really is no “color of the year”, it’s all about your personal taste and the vision you have to make your event beautiful and memorable. Navy’s, ivory, platinum and eggplant are always very popular for the fall months with coral, peach and mint making a strong appearance in the late winter months and in to spring. Purple’s seem to be an Indiana favorite.

How are the linens priced? Is it based on the material or design or a little of both? Linens are priced based on the material used and the cost for us to purchase the fabric.

If you had a very limited budget what would you recommend I love linens with some color. With us, it doesn’t cost more to get an amethyst colored linen than to get a white one in the same material. Getting a linen with texture or some visual interest for the table top eliminates the need for costly flower arrangements. Let the linens do the work for the table.

Runners are super hot these days and you can get a great one for $7.50-$20 depending on the fabric. They are all cut 14″ wide so you get pretty substantial table top coverage for an inexpensive price.
As part of making an event visually interesting, you can cover some tables with an overlay on top of the basic linen and some tables with a runner or with a larger centerpiece.

The key tables at a wedding are the head table and the cake table. If you can’t do anything else, be sure to get a fabulous linen to compliment your wedding cake. You’re going to have a ton of photos of that cake and want to show it in the best light using color and texture, especially if your cake lacks color. A white cake on a white linen will get lost. Help it stand out with some flair!

If you had an unlimited budget what are some ideas you would recommend Bling, bling bling! Sequins and texture are all the rage now and what a way to make an event memorable. I like to mix a couple different looks for the tables to add visual interest but keep them all in the same color palate. It’s all about the picture you have in your head for your perfect event and what makes you happy. Of course I love chair covers as nothing formalizes an event like a pretty chair cover. Sashes come in about every color in the rainbow so we’re only limited by our imaginations. Don’t forget to do something special for all those extra tables like cake, buffet, memory, escort, and gift tables. I bet your DJ would appreciate a little color, too.

What are new styles for chair covers and sashes We are using a lot of our spandex ruched chair covers which come in black, white, ivory, silver, charcoal and gold. They create a sleek look on any banquet chair and are clean-line perfect.

If you had to choose between chair covers or a colored table cloth what would you do That’s a really tough one. I’d say it really depends on the condition and color of the chairs in the facility. If the chairs don’t go with your overall color scheme, then a good chair cover is a must. It will be harder for your guests to notice your beautiful table linens and centerpieces if those red chairs go uncovered in your Spring-colored event. If you’re on a really tight budget, I’d get the chair covers with a great sash in a color that speaks to your taste.

I love the variety of colors and designs of your napkins. Which design is the most popular Again, tough one. I’d say our most popular is our duchess satin which is a matte satin. It comes in over 50 colors and there are a ton of fun ways to fold napkins to be part of your overall event design. I really like a napkin with some texture like a damask or some shine like our galaxy line if you are using a more understated linen for your event.

When you walk into a room for your event you want your guest to have “The Wow” factor. The Wow Factor is created by the different colors on the table and chairs Remember, your guest will be sitting at the table for 3-5 hours so give them something interesting and beautiful to see!

I really believe for a little extra even on a limited budget everyone can have that excitement. We at The Wellington attract people from Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, and the Geist area of Indianapolis and we are very aware of budgets large or small. We like to give as many options as possible so our clients can choose where they want to spend their event dollars.

So remember there is more than white, black and cream.

Until next time…

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Wow my first blog!   I was going to discuss trends, colors, and styles, however,  it occurred to me ..  after our event I should talk about,  “What do you do when you have more guest than you originally thought?” Last night we had an event of 129 registered people and 175 people sat for dinner, expecting a plated meal.  Tell me this hasn’t happened to you?  You send out invitations to a party and only a few respond.  You assume you’re going to have a certain amount and add a little more just in case.

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And hope for the best …

This happened to me years ago when I invited the French exchange students and their host families for year-end party I sent out invitations and 24 people RSVP.  I decided to get 28 chicken breast because they are high school students. I Had asked everyone to bring a side dish for the party . It’s a beautiful day and the guest started arriving.  Unfortunately, everyone brought desserts. (So no side dishes)  In addition to all desserts there were guest arriving that did not RSVP.  We had a total of 50 people arrive at my house for dinner.  Of course I told my family they could not eat plus the other couple I invited I told them they could not eat either. So now we are  at 43 people for dinner. My dog has never done this before …she decides to jump up and eat two chicken breast.  ( I am not kidding) On top of that the French teacher, his wife and son decide that they’re going to take theirs to go. REALLY This leaves 23 chicken breast for 43 people. How DO you plan for  the unexpected guests.

This is what I do
1.  I always cut the meat in half or on  very thin strips. People always take less when you Cut the meat. Portion control

2 I add a lot lettuce maybe more tomatoes (whatever you have)to the existing salad

3. If need be I always am prepared to cook a pasta dish. This  comes in handy because it’s a staple that’s in your pantry.  Just by adding a few ingredients it makes it taste homemade.   Visit our website to see the quick pasta dish in a pinch.


As for the French party everyone ate at least a small piece of chicken, I did make a huge bowl of pasta, and had plenty of salad,   Yes we had desserts a plenty

As for The Wellington with the quick response of the chef and the servers they created more dinners for the unexpected.  As a matter of fact the client gave the general manager and the wait staff a standing ovation. Yes they signed for next year

Happy party planning until next week.

The Wellington