July, 05, 2016

Bright and Bold Blues for July Events

Cerulan, White ,Cornflower, and Yellow Event Decor Color Palette | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Paper Antler

Summertime events are all about creating looks that are light and inviting. When creating looks for your July events, using shades of blue can be a great way to add intrigue and drama to the table. This month, we’re showcasing three amazing tablescapes that feature different shades of blue

Cerulean, White, Cornflower, and Yellow 

This first look is a breath of fresh air. A deep blue paired with white and cornflower blue is an unexpected and gorgeous look for a summertime event.

Royal Miramar Table Runner and Royal Classic Napkin | BBJ Linen

Royal Miramar table runners and Royal Classic napkins give this table setting a gleaming and fresh feel, perfect for summer.

Royal Blue Miramar Table Decor | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Paper Antler

Short bud vases with just a few blooms in each encourage intimate conversations, and the whole look is topped off with bright lemons for contrast. It’s a small yet powerful way to add a pop of citrusy brightness to a cool-toned look.

Blue, White, and Yellow Table Event Decor | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Paper Antler

Wood farm tables accentuate the crisp blue and white design—it’s natural, versatile, and perfect for a summer event.

Cerulean, Black, Green, and Gold

For an elegant, jewel tone-inspired look, you’ll love the second tablescape we’re showcasing.

Cerulean, Black, Green, and Gold Table Event Decor Color Palette | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: L Photographie 

For this look, the design is reminiscent of a magical forest, with guests greeted by clusters of tables draped in rich, Blue Twist table linen. Each table has a mossy, intricate centerpiece, and place settings features gold charger plates and jet-black napkins. Welcome to the secret garden!

Blue Tree Table Centerpieces Event Decor | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: L Photographie

Tall tree-like centerpieces are scattered throughout the room adding depth and dimension to this enchanting event.

Black Shantung Napkin and Navy Blue Table Event Decor | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: L Photographie

Recreating this look for your own event is simple, too. Start with a rich blue linen like Blue Twist, add gold accents like gold charger plates and flatware, and maybe even add some black finishing details, maybe a Black Shantung napkin. This color scheme would be perfect for a summer evening event—the look is cool-toned, perfect for getting out of the daytime heat.

Cerulean, Stripes, Ivory, and Navy

Cerulean Stripes Ivory and Navy Blue Event Decor Color Palette | BBJ Linen
Design: Wonderstruck Event Design | Photo Credit: Love Song Photo

A third way to use this deep, rich blue shade for your July event is to incorporate clean, modern lines like black and white mod striped linen. 

You can never go wrong with black and white or a good stripe. This bold and playful stripped linen paired perfectly with bright blue accents and fun geometric elements. From the unique centerpiece of stacked cube-shaped planters filled with succulents, to the blueberry pastries, you can see modern elegance everywhere.

Black and White Stripe Table Decor | BBJ Linen
Design: Wonderstruck Event Design | Photo Credit: Love Song Photo 

Black Mod Stripe table linen sets the stage for this contemporary tablescape. Place settings alternate from black and white striped plates to blue, ocean-inspired charger plates, and candles in shimmering silver holders add a bit of shine to this theme.

Black and White Table Event Decor | BBJ Linen
Design: Wonderstruck Event Design | Photo Credit: Love Song Photo

Gold napkins and square plates atop the blue charger plates make for a multidimensional look.

Black Mod Stripe Table Linen with Gold Alkaline Napkins and Sapphire Table Runner | BBJ Linen
Get the look yourself today—this look uses the Black Mod Stripe table linen, Gold Alkaline napkins, Sapphire Lamour table runners, and the Sea Sponge blue charger.

Which of these blue looks is your favorite? Check out our other tips for dressing up an event in blue!

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Bright and Bold Blues for July Events | BBJ Linen