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Greenery: A New Neutral


Because of its ability to unite a myriad of colours, seasons, and mediums, Greenery is the 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year.  Greenery can be the focal point or a calming tie-in for your event.

Recalling freshness, energy, and lushness, there are many ways you can incorporate this colour to evoke different moods at your event.


You can punctuate greenery with colour accents.  Use it as a base linen and then go bold with rich hues and pops of bright florals.  We have a range of green linens that can work as a base for your bright ideas.

A&B linens, clockwise from top left: Lime Taffeta, Light Olive, Olive Crush, Green Bohemian


Greenery pairs beautifully with bright colours, deeper shades, jewel tones, and metallic pieces.  By bringing foliage to the forefront, you can add a dimensional luxury and invigorate your aesthetic.

Photo Sources (clockwise from top left): Unknown; Weddingomania; Unknown; Weddingomania


Incorporating greenery in your backdrops is a way to add volume amidst a monochromatic scheme.  Its versatility means you can achieve whatever suits your mood: playful and vibrant; minimal and calming; or moody and romantic.

Photo Sources (clockwise from top left): Weddingomania; Pinterest; The Permanent; Pinterest


Especially with white and neutral shades, Greenery can add a burst of freshness and vibrancy without overpowering your scheme.  You can use large leaves as your place cards, tie garlands around balloons or cocktail tables, or drape greenery over chairs.  Take a look at our selection of chairs to kickstart your imagination…the possibilities are endless!

Photo Sources (clockwise from top left): Pinterest; Design Love Fest; Trendy Bride; Southern Weddings

Whether you use Greenery as a base, centrepiece, backdrop, or accent, be prepared for a stunning visual.  This year’s Pantone colour also has a sunny aspect to it; creating warmth and hope.  By bringing in an element of nature and unity, you encourage your guests to not only connect with the environment; you are inviting them to connect with your event.

~ Kim Lam

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5 Questions with… Kimberly Lam, Event Specialist at A&B Partytime Rentals

Meet the people behind A&B that make all the magic happen! Our blog series, “5 Questions with…” introduces our team of event experts. Today’s post features Kimberly Lam. Kimberly is one of the newest members of the A&B family, starting with us in the fall of 2015. As an Event Specialist, her smiling face is one of the first you’ll see when you come visit our showroom.

What does your typical workday look like?

A little bit of everything: answering phone calls, emails, in-person inquiries, and running any last-minute reservations or revisions to the warehouse. Every few weeks, we’re also coming up with new tablescapes to brighten our showroom. When there is a rare moment of downtime, our team will enjoy catching up with each other and sharing a laugh. During our busy months though…there’s simply no predicting how our day will go!

What are some of your favourite events that you have worked on?

While I’ve enjoyed working at the wedding shows and meeting vendors and brides, my favourite event will always be family Christmas Eve dinners. Our living room and dining area are usually bursting at the seams with chairs and king tables slotted in Tetris fashion to accommodate everyone. Santa usually finds a way to visit our house before he starts his journey!

What are some new rental items that you are coveting right now?

The Harvest Tables and Oslo Cutlery are such elegant and versatile pieces—I’m looking forward to incorporating them in future designs.

Finish this sentence. They key to a successful event is…

Theme. A unifying design that will guide the direction of other event aspects (e.g., food, cocktails, etc.) and create the perfect atmosphere can transport guests to a shared and unforgettable experience.

If you had an unlimited budget to plan the ultimate event of your dreams, what kind of party would you throw?

“A Night in Baroque Venice”: An opulent masked ball (who throws them anymore?) with gold and baroque details in a Venetian palace full of delicious food and flowing drinks. Vancouver is so laid-back and casual it would be fun to glam up and escape to a different ‘world’.