Here are a few tips for choosing a colour theme:
Have a copy of your invitations with you, and be guided by the design.
Using a single colour yields the boldest and most striking result. You can see our balloon colours in the “Colour chart” section.
Clear balloons are not a waste, quite the contrary!
Using 2 colours which are not dissimilar can give a wonderful result.
Using balloons from different finishes breaks the principle of unity in design, and is not recommended. Like all principles, it can be overridden in order to bring some wanted effects. For example, Fashion White, or Fashion Black may be used with other colours, if whiteness or blackness is an absolute requirement.
Using 2 tones of a single colour gives a wonderfully pleasant look.
It is possible to use 3 tones or more in a few colours.
Using 2 complementary colours is fine if you want a colourful decor like purple and yellow or gold.
If the balloons of the different colours are different size, it looks very nice.
The small balloons can be in a different colour without making the display gaudy.
Using 2 unrelated colours like purple and green can also look so nice if one of the 2 colours is deep and the other light, such as Fashion Purple and Fashion Lime Green.
Using 3 colours is not so bad, provided that they are all either primary or secondary colours.
Using more colours will only result in a festive look, without any pretense at looking elegant. However this is exactly the effect that many clients want. So we offer the 6 colours of the rainbow.
By default we use Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple in the Metallic, Standard Fashion and Crystal ranges.
We can even add a Magenta for good measure, for girls parties. Our Light Fashion ranges consists of: Fuchsia, Orange, Yellow, Lime Green, Fashion Blue and Lilac.
For the Pastel and Pearl ranges, we use Pink, Apricot, Yellow, Green, Blue and Lilac.
If you want various tones and tints, you will need to specify the exact colour names to us. We have not in the past, and will not in the future use the practice of “flogging” balloon colours because we have balloon stocks past they useful life. Although we sell bagged unfilled balloons in “assorted colours”, we never use Assortment in inflated balloons. The proportions in the colours are always intentional, not random, therefore you will need to tell us the number in each colour, if you want to get even proportions for each colour.
We give several examples of decor using Pastel balloons. The light colours can blend with a wonderful effect.
Randomness can be such fun:
If we can separate the colours, it creates a great room effect without the gaudiness.
If the colours must be mixed, we can still make the decor meaningful to the mind by exact duplication of a sequence.
Making patterns can give fantastic results:
Some tips for reducing the number of colours:
- For a scatter of balloons on a ceiling, you can always think of the ceiling colour as part of the theme.
- You may decide that one of the colours you had in mind will not be done in balloons but in the colour of the ribbons.
- When all the ribbons are of the same colour, it brings in a further sense of unity of design. This is particularly true when our customers do not particularly like the look of the Silver or Gold Balloons colours: the sparkle of the metallic silver or gold ribbons is very satisfying. If you do not specify the colour of the ribbons, they will be matched to the balloons.
Corporate colours can override any other considerations of course, as well as themed decor:
This page is dedicated to late Edelgard O’Kelly, one of the most wonderful Balloon Designers. Following are some of her most unforgettable creations: