If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s that a focus on mental health and mindfulness is important for everyone. This trend has carried over into events, with organizers placing an emphasis on physical and mental wellness exercises.
“As events move from virtual-only to hybrid and in-person, keep in mind that guests are looking for wellness and mindfulness at every level,” Lola Valentina points out. “That’s why tranquility is a big event design trend in 2022. Event spaces that are uncluttered, comfortable, and beautiful are key to curating a wellness-forward experience.”
You can achieve this sense at your next event, starting with the design of the physical space. Color choices play a key role in evoking feelings of peace, calmness, and tranquility in a space.
“Colors in the blue and green family tend to have a calming effect on the senses,” writes Fathima Mohaideen at Smart Meetings. “Both of these colors slow the audience's heart rate, body temperature, and blood pressure, causing people to feel relaxed and calm. Green particularly promotes balance between the body and mind and relieves stress. It’s the color to reach for when you need to inspire innovation and boost creativity at an event.”
Here’s how you can design a clean, calm aesthetic for your next event that can help attendees focus on their mental and physical well-being.
Stay safe with calming blue colors
Shades of blue evoke feelings of safety and tranquility, which makes it a good choice for a clean aesthetic. Blue is both professional and calming, which is why you see it often in corporate logos and advertising.
“Blue calls to mind feelings of calmness or serenity. It is often described as peaceful, tranquil, secure, and orderly,” notes Kendra Cherry at VeryWellMind. “Because blue is favored by so many people, it is often viewed as a non-threatening color that can seem conservative and traditional.”
If you’re aiming for a calming, comforting style, avoid brighter shades of blue and lean toward deeper blues. Furniture pieces in deep blue colors also make a statement. You can make even the most straightforward seminars more comfortable by swapping out the old, standard meeting room chair for more comfortable options in calming blues. The Allegro Chair and Montreal Chair are attractive options for comfortable seating in calming hues.
Create a calm, natural space with olive green
If you’re looking for something less traditional yet equally calming, consider green. The suggestion of nature that shades of green — especially olive green — evokes can bring feelings of tranquility, earthiness, and elegance.
“Shades of green can help put people at ease in new places,” writes Cherry. The reassuring nature of green, particularly in its more natural tones, can help people achieve a sense of comfort in unfamiliar places. Deep, earthbound greens can also make a striking statement, and they can help you bring elements of the outdoors into an indoor event.
Your focal colors in green need to be prominent to achieve a calming impact, and you can do that by choosing larger, earthy green pieces like the Capri Sofa, Lena Chair, and Del Mar Tonal Rug. Pieces like these add comfortable seating to the calming color styling of shades of green.
Use barriers to create defined spaces
Large event spaces can seem cavernous and overwhelming, and you can combat that feeling at big events by designating areas for comfort and relaxation. Setting aside areas for conversation, casual networking, and getting away from the crowds can help make an event more enjoyable.
“Put a barrier between you and distractions, such as a folding screen to block out unwanted views and redirect foot traffic away from the area” and create a “comfort zone,” suggests Better Homes and Gardens.
Use drapes or decorative dividers to set aside a specific space. Using barriers blocks out unwanted views and keeps the space looking defined without being too cluttered. Rugs like the Impact Shag Rug can help establish a space set aside for comfort. Neutral colors for the rugs, drapes, or dividers will keep your space looking and feeling clean. Neutral tones will help you to create a clean aesthetic.
Beyond the barrier, create a warm and inviting space by adding couches, warm lamps, chairs, and end tables. The Capri Sofa and its corresponding chair team up well with the Geo Cocktail Table for a clean yet inviting and sophisticated space for comfort.
Keep accents soft and simple
It’s easy to forget that clutter can make people feel anxious even when you're designing for a clean aesthetic. That’s why you have to make your accent pieces count since you don’t want to have too many of them. Accessories that are simple yet beautiful supplement a space without creating clutter or detracting from the larger furniture pieces that you’ve chosen.
When you’re opting for colorful furniture in soothing shades of blue and green, choose accent pieces that are neutral. Clean lines, soft textures, and subtle patterns are key. Solid pillows like the Ivory Solid Pillow and the Champagne Velvet Pillow are a great way to bring comfort to a space. Accent pieces that are elegant yet striking will bring character to a space. With blue or green seating, pair the Geo Cocktail Table, which has a marble top and gold base, with the two-toned gold metal Twist Side Table. The Irvine Floor Lamp provides much-needed lighting with a modern, sleek profile that fits the comfort and elegance of your space.
Style your next space with CORT Events
Creating a clean aesthetic that also evokes feelings of calmness and comfort at your next event is easier than you might think. Focus on calming colors for your big furniture pieces, and add accents with subtle patterns, solid neutrals, and clean lines. Designate spaces with barriers that are neutral and provide clean, defined areas.
CORT Events provides you with striking furniture pieces, along with accessories and decor that help you make a calm, clean aesthetic a reality. CORT can also help you with ideas, inspiration, and space planning that are second to none. You don’t even have to worry about setup, delivery, or cleanup.
With CORT Events, you can transform any event from a temporary moment into a truly memorable occasion.