Colour Powder Colours

How to work out how much colour throwing powder you need for your event

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive on the colour powder desk here at Ministry of Colours is, ‘how much colour powder do I need for my event?’

Trying to be as useful as possible, we’ve put together this post to help you event planners to get your heads round quantities.


These figures are based on our experience of supplying major colour run organisers with colour powder and merchandise.  We have attended a great many of the events ourselves (what can I say, we love any opportunity to test our colour powder!) and know what works.

We have included both bulk box and packets in this information.  We know you all love bulk boxes of powder, but have you ever thought of buying the individual packets of powder to sell on at your event?