Hello again! This time I’ve decided to do things a little differently and rather than write about creations I have made, I am going to discuss colour trends for Spring 2012.
As every florist will tell you, the safest bet is to plan your flowers well enough in advance to ensure that you get what you want on your big day. This is why I’ve decided to discuss what’s hot for spring 2012. For those of you who have weddings in the Spring, I have created this post so you have a bit of time to plan out your flowers.
Those who don’t know, Pantone is “THE” experts in colour, and colour trends. In the last little while, Pantone released their 2012 Fashion Colour Palette for Spring. It is vibrant and full of rich, bright hues that are complimented by subtle earthy tones. Here it is:
You may be looking at this colour palate thinking, “There can’t be flowers for ALL of those colours”. Well, you are right; however, you will see some neat suggestions on how to get those ‘unnatural’ colours into your wedding flowers.
In order to give you a great array of flowers for each colour in the palette, I have listed many options for each tone.
Tangerine Tango Calla Lily (Orange Mango), Freesia, Heliconia, Asiatic Lily, Ranunculus, Asclepias, Bird of Paradise, Calendula, Celosia, Gerbera (various) Pincushion Protea, Rose (various), Safflower
Solar Power Chrysanthemum (various), Craspedia, Gerbera (various), Pincushion
Protea, Ranunculus, Rose (various)
Bellflower Agapanthus, Calla Lily, Iris, Larkspur, Lavender, Monkshood, Muscari,
Phlox, Scabiosa, Stock, Veronica
Cabaret Bouvardia, Carnation (Hot Pink), Celosia, Gerberas (various), Peony, Rose
(Hot Lady, Milano), Zinnia
Sodalite Blue Anemone, Delphinium
Margarita Anthurium, Celosia (green), Cymbidium, Brunia, Dusty Miller, Echeveria,
Seeded Eucalyptus, Variegated Flax, Hydrangea, Sedum
Sweet Lilac Chrysanthemum (various), Coneflower, Rose ,Tulip, Hyacinth
Driftwood Dusty Miller, Echeveria, Solid Flax
Cockatoo Echeveria (somewhat)
As this is not a naturally occurring colour, I would suggest bringing this colour into your wedding flowers by creating a really neat fabric flowers (see photo) that add amazing texture and flair to your bouquet. The internet has a vast abundance of sources on how to make your own – and trust me, they are super easy to create. An alternate suggestion is to utilize ribbon in this colour as the wrap for your bouquets, etc. Finally, asking your florist to “spray” flowers this colour can get quite tricky. If it is not done correctly, it can look extremely overdone and unappealing!
Starfish Papyrus, Echeveria
As I have added only one photo for each colour, please feel free to visit my board on Pinterest where I have added several pictures of flowers and their names for each colour. This might turn out to be quite the useful tool for you when visiting your florist. Not only will you know which flowers and colours you like, but it knowing your flower choices will help cut down on your consultation time (which may in turn save you some $$$’s).
I hope this post has proven helpful for finding not only coordinating colours, but also to show you varieties of flowers that you may not have yet