The Rainbow Effect: Accent Your Party Scene in Full Color

Liven up the party atmosphere with multi-hue decor. We’ve gathered a selection of lighting, flowers, and tabletop ideas that will make the scene into a party.

[1] La Case de Cousin Paul Light strings that can be customized to add a sense of fun to a scene, whether lit or not. These tennis ball-sized lights can be strung up in an instant. Choose from 50 colors and from 20 to 50 balls, starting at $24.

[2] PaniJurek Maria S.C. Chandelier
A simple design, with loads of possibilities. This chandelier is made from laboratory test tubes set in two plywood bands. The lamp is inspired by the Polish scientist, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Detach the tubes and add colored water or insert flowers into each for a dramatic display. 18.5 x 18.5 inches. $220.

[3] Rainbow Flower Assortment Grab a couple of mixed bouquets from your local shop and hand-pick buds that span from one end of the color spectrum to the other. These were selected from Whole Foods mini bouquets, at $10 a pop. [Had to buy three to get all the colors.]

[4] Claude Dozorme Berlingot A gorgeous set to place on the table at this party, or any dinner setting. Founded in 1902, the Claude Dozorme factory in Thiers, France continues to create some of the world’s most daring and avant-garde cutlery. Each knife in the collection is individually crafted by hand. 8.5 inches long. Dishwasher safe on low energy/air dry setting, or hand washing is recommended. Set of 12 about $325.

[5] Smart and Green Big Flatball LED Lamp
These oversized lights will illuminate your yard, pool, or lounge area to great effect. Programmed to change to seven colors automatically, you will keep the energy of the party going and going. Made of plastic, they are cordless and rechargeable, waterproof and shockproof. 15h x 20w x 15d. $269. They also make a nifty wine cooler called So Fresh that changes colors. $259.

[6] Sabre Numero 1 Porcelain Dinnerware A dinner plate available in 15 luscious colors, it is tempting one to get a single dish in each tone. Plates are dishwasher safe. $25.