One of the biggest trends in fashion and design in 2022 has been “dopamine dressing.” Designers and social media influencers have used this hot concept to incorporate bright colors into clothing styles and rooms.
You may be asking the question, “What is dopamine dressing?” Dopamine dressing brings psychology and design together. The idea comes from color theory and suggests that certain colors can evoke specific moods, attitudes, and behaviors.
In this article, we’re going to look at how you can incorporate dopamine dressing into your next event and how CORT Events can help you achieve it easily and successfully by bringing bright colors that drive certain feelings into your design.
Shine Bright With Yellow
Yellow is a cheerful, bright hue that suggests happiness. No wonder we associate it with warm memories of summer sunshine. It ties in well within an overall bright color palette, especially for events in hotter seasons.
You may not want yellow as a dominant color, but you can evoke the happiness and joy that it brings by using it as an accent color within an overall bright spring color palette. Seating elements like the Bowery Chair and the Beverly Bench bring large pops of bright summer colors into a space.
If you want to bring yellow into your event in a more subtle way, the Regent Pillow pops with warm yellow and works well with less bright furniture pieces like the Cordoba Loveseat or the Endless White Vinyl Sofa. The Saffron Visions Rug can bring yellow hues in from the ground up.
Elicit High-Energy With Orange
Orange is one of the more controversial colors — people either love it or hate it, but it evokes excitement and energy. On first glance, you might associate orange with sports teams or Halloween, but you can bring the energetic nature of orange into your event in more subtle and tasteful ways.
Mix orange with brown hues like the Valencia Chair, which pairs nicely with the Valencia Sofa. Bright colored rugs like the Nile Rug are a terrific way to bring in pops of orange, especially with neutral pieces like the Sterling Sofa. Orange also works well with natural pieces like the Mesa Cocktail Table with Barnwood Top or the Timber Table, particularly when you incorporate more rugged accessories like the Frayed Lumbar Pillow in Spice Orange.
You can also hop on the curved furniture trend by tying the Endless Large Curve Low Back Sofa in white with the Marche Swivel Ottoman in a dramatic burnt orange. Alternating orange pillows with pillows in more understated colors works well as accents on curved furniture.
Immerse Yourself in Feelings of Mystery, Royalty, and Imagination With Purple
One color with a long-established association is purple. From ancient times, purple has symbolized mystery, royalty, and imagination. Think of how the entertainer Prince built an entire career as a creative and mysterious genius using purple as his signature hue. You can use purple as a sophisticated, luxurious way of bringing in bright winter colors.
Purple furniture pieces tie in well with classy, elegant pieces in basic colors. For instance, the Chandler Chair and the Beverly Small Bench Ottoman in Lavender provide a striking contrast to the Cloud Table while the Marche Swivel Ottoman in Plum pairs beautifully with the Munich Sofa and Loveseat.
Bright-colored rugs in shades of violet, such as the Lustrous Visions Rug, and smaller accents like the Velvet Pillow are great ways to bring purple into an event design. Use purple shades with curved bar furniture like the Midtown Bar for an elegant look at a nighttime or winter event.
Take a Deep Breath and Find Peace With Pink
Pink may be the perfect mood-boosting color at a time when the world seems uncertain. It evokes calmness and kindness, and we associate it with romance. Pink is a versatile hue as well, equally at home in a bright color palette or a more muted environment — so don’t be afraid of it.
For an elegant addition to curved furniture like the Endless Powered Large Curve High Back Sofa, pair curved pieces with more geometric pieces in shades of pink like the Beverly Bench Ottoman in fuchsia. The Chandler Sofa Geo Group, which combines a modern rosy sofa with a bold geometric gold and glass coffee table, pairs well with earthy, natural colors like what you find in the Capri Sofa.
Pink is a classy accent color in pieces like the Gigi Pillow, the Dusty Coral Pillow, the Marche Swivel Ottoman in Rose Quartz, or the Vibe Cube Ottoman in Desert Rose Vinyl. Curved bar furniture like the Midtown Bar becomes even more vibrant when you combine it with fuchsia round bar tables.
Feel Comforted and Hopeful With Green
Green represents safety, nature, and luck. Bright green color palettes can seem overwhelming but CORT offers some great large pieces of furniture such as the Capri sofa and chair set that can help you stay on the bright color palette trend but in a tasteful way. For a bolder look, incorporate the meadow green infinity rug and Lena chair together with the gray Sterling sofa and green splendor pillow. Use the geo cocktail table which has a base that will complement the geometric pattern of the bright-colored rug.
If the larger green pieces are too much of a pop of color, stick with the white Fairfax sofa and chair and accent with the solid moss green pillow, swivel ottoman in meadow green, and Alondra cocktail table on top of the tonal rug in moss green.
Dopamine Dressing Your Event Space With CORT Events
Creating a memorable, exciting, and satisfying experience for your guests doesn’t have to be a heavy lift. With CORT Events, we provide customizable solutions through furniture rental that can take your event to another level. From the planning phase until the last attendee leaves, we’re with you every step of the day. Find your inspiration with CORT Events.