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Thinking Fresh: Red, Yellow, Orange

By November 15, 2010No Comments

I have a client who is thinking red and yellow for her flowers – I suggested pink as an accent, and she said she preferred orange.

Smart bride.  This is a color combo not used too much yet, but it’s fresh, festive, and very versatile.  Go rust orange, and it’s autumny; go bright orange, and it’s summery.

Inspired, I hit the flower mart on Friday and picked up some gerbers, spray roses, and callas – all plentiful at the mart most of the time.

I found I liked the multi-monochromatic look for a bouquet. This isn’t a full bouquet of course – just a quick test – but I bunched up yellow, marigold-orange, and red gerbers classified by color, for a graduated look that I think is perky but classy.

For table arrangements, simple clusters of long-stemmed gerbers in tall vases have a lot of impact. I did want to show the client, however, how using other flowers in the same color scheme can add vibrancy and texture as well, hence the spray roses and callas.

Very fresh, very pretty…playful but classic as well.  I love these colors and it’s an example of when a client has unique, stylish personal preferences and they lead to fresh new ideas.  I’m looking forward to what a pro florist can do with her ideas!

The ultimate lesson here is this: Don’t be afraid of color.  Complement super bright blooms with white or other neutral-colored linens; or pick two muted colors and one bright accent. Balance bright colors with neutral shades, and your event will look maahhhvelous.