Chasing rainbows: colorful invitations to brighten up your next party

It’s almost impossible to scroll through our Instagram feed or walk down the block and not come across a rainbow in one form or another. Balenciaga tees. Ray-Bans. Dan Flavin’s neon. Even bagels have gone rainbow. There’s really no denying ROYGBIV is having a moment, and if we’re being honest, we can’t get enough. Sorry, minimalists.

 

When it comes to parties, bright shades and highlighter hues are fantastic accents and an easy way to infuse your event with sunny, positive vibes. That’s why we’ve teamed up with four experts on color to help us celebrate the entire spectrum. Through their latest invitations, Mary Katrantzou, Paintbox, CONFETTISYSTEM and Radiant Human all showcase their unique point of view on color. While each interpretation is undoubtedly different, the end result is the same — bold, colorful designs that reimagine the iconic rainbow.

 

Ahead, we chatted with each partner to hear more about their design, how they feel about color, and to find out what they think turns any good party into a great one.

All Angles – Olive” by Paintbox

 

Eleanor Langston, Paintbox Founder and Chief Creative Officer

 

Treating nails as a powerful form of self-expression, Paintbox has quickly gained a cult following in NYC. The salon’s creative artists help clients navigate the latest trends, offering individualized color consultations to guarantee a confidence-boosting manicure.

 

How does color influence your work?

In every way! Color is the ultimate form of self-expression on your nails. Throughout our five years, we’ve been experimenting with unexpected pairings and interesting color theory. It’s so rewarding to watch our clients venture out of their comfort zones with vibrant duos.

What is the story behind your design––can you share a peek into your process?

This design reflects the graphic minimalism that Paintbox is known for the angles are vibrant and geometric, as well as the unique color contrasts of the olive + mint or coral + periwinkle.

Can you share your summer party plans?

Beach bonfire with s’mores and Ramona.  

 

What’s the secret to throwing a great party?

1942 and a custom playlist.

 

Do you have a go-to color in the crayon box?

Apricot.

 

Finish this sentence. Color makes me…

Feel alive.

Aura – Purple” by Radiant Human

 

Christina Lonsdale of Radiant Human


Exploring the relationship between color and energy, Radiant Human’s aura photography is the first of its kind. Using a Polaroid camera and two hand sensors, Lonsdale translates her subject’s energy into glowing hues.


How does color influence your work?

Most people can’t see energy. This camera is an incredible tool that is able to match the wavelength of your energy to the wavelength of a color so that your energy becomes visible. So in essence, I am using color as a baseline to talk about energy so that we can broaden our vocabulary beyond language like “good vibes or bad vibes” and have a closer relationship to how we identify with the energy we are putting out there. Fun fact: vibes actually stands for vibrational frequency, which is how we see color and how this camera matches energy and color!

What is the story behind your design––can you share a peek into your process?


It’s a simple slogan I have running through my head: “more NASA, less Burning Man.”

Can you share your summer party plans?

Picnics in the park!

 

What’s the secret to throwing a great party?

The fun and the freedom to be yourself. Otherwise it’s not a party, it’s a meeting.

 

Do you have a go-to color in the crayon box?

All of them!

 

Finish this sentence. Color makes me…

Think too much.

Gleam” by CONFETTISYSTEM

Julie Ho and Nick Andersen of CONFETTISYSTEM

 

CONFETTISYSTEM, has built their very own dream world using simple materials: paper, scissors and glue. The duo’s colorful creations occupy the space between the ephemeral and the permanent, evoking a sense of nostalgia and lighthearted fun.

 

Can you tell us about you and your company?

Actually we’re celebrating 10 years of CONFETTISYSTEM! In the very beginning, we took a leap and built our dream world using very simple materials: paper, scissors and glue. We love being able to share our work on this platform with you.

How does color influence your work?

Color is so integral to our process; we have color in mind from the very beginning of each project. Color can even spark new forms for us.

 

What is the story behind your design––can you share a peek into your process?

As an ally and a part of the LGBTQ+ community, it was really fun to honor the iconic rainbow flag in our own special way.

 

Can you share your summer party plans?

Definitely any party outdoors! Love a party under the stars…

 

What’s the secret to throwing a great party?

A piñata!

 

Do you have a go-to color in the crayon box?

Silver or gold.

Finish this sentence. Color makes me…

Feel energized.

 

Rainbow Stripe” by Mary Katrantzou

 

Mary Katrantzou of Mary Katrantzou

 

Synonymous with colorful patterns, there’s a reason Katrantzou earned the title “Queen of Prints.” Her imaginative, kaleidoscopic designs continuously push the boundaries and champion individuality.

 

How does color influence your work?

My work is based on color, and we use it as a wellness tool. The brand is image-led and colors play a very important role in creating garments that make the wearer feel confident and uplifted.

What is the story behind your design––can you share a peek into your process?

Print was my first form of expression, then that shifted into textile innovation and harmoniously pairing our exclusively designed textiles with feminine silhouettes. A peek into the design process would reveal that all our prints are precision engineered around the female body for each size. Our aim is for women to feel unique in our clothes.

Can you share your summer party plans?

Athens Riviera.

 

What’s the secret to throwing a great party?

Positive vibes and Paperless Post invitations.

 

Do you have a go-to color in the crayon box?

The whole box!

 

Complete this sentence. Color makes me…

Feel inspired!

 

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