ASSESS THE MOOD Decide whether you want your get-together to be lively or laid-back. "It has to do with the value or intensity of the colors you choose," says Wearstler. Bold, bright hues add energy to an atmosphere, while paler, more soothing tones create a calmer vibe.
FIND INSPIRATION Bring the spirit of the season to your tabletop. ?Think of a beach house for example; the sand, the sky and shells,? the designer says. ?The ideal colors may be right outside your window.?
DO COLOR TRIOS Start by choosing a distinctive ?lead? color, then add a ?grounding? tone, often a neutral shade, and a ?spark,? an exuberant hue. ?Be confident, go with your heart and follow your emotions!? Wearstler advises.Read MoreLess