How To Choose Colours For Flower Arrangements
Have you ever seen an arrangement that takes your breathe away? You might even tell yourself that you are incapable of creating something just as fantastic–I’m here to tell you that you can! By understanding how to apply colour theory to floral design, you will learn how to choose colours for flower arrangements.
The use of colour theory in floral design is of utmost importance for any florist.
Colour often carries the first impression and general emotion of any piece; bright and cheerful; soft and sombre; or eclectic and modern. Florals with high contrast, like yellow and purple, often look jaunty and unusual, whereas a more monochromatic palette of pinks and reds will appear more subtle and cohesive.
The use of saturation can also play with the impact of an arrangement. A collection of soft pinks and pale yellows will suggest youth, spring, and softness. Take that same corner of the colour wheel and turn up the saturation to bright gold and deep red, and you have a dramatic fall arrangement!
It can be tempting to look at which colours you prefer and put them all together, but they can appear disorganized and distract from each other and the arrangement itself.
With a bit of planning, you can accent, complement and highlight some choice colours to really make your arrangement pop!
Back To Basics!
The first step to understanding colour theory is to know where those colours came from. Time for the old colour wheel – you remember this guy from art class?