Floral Arrangement Tips - 5 Colour Schemes to Try

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Floral Arrangement Tips - 5 Colour Schemes to Try

Elevate your flower arranging game with a splash of colour! Dive into the world of vibrant hues and serene shades, exploring a spectrum of fantastic colour schemes that promise to breathe life into your creations and turn any space into a visual symphony.

Bold and Bright

Want to create a flower arrangement that’s truly vibrant? Combine red, yellow and indigo flowers and give the triadic colour scheme a try. For sure, your creation will catch eyes and liven up a dark corner or a dull space in your home.

Make a great impression with your guests by arranging orange gerberas, yellow Asiatic lilies, and purple carnations on a clear glass vase or a cream stone container. To highlight the rich colours of the blossoms, use variegated pittosporum, lily grass or leatherleaf fern.

Monochromatic, Cool and Serene

Creating a monochromatic flower arrangement is so easy and simple. Just pick a single colour on the wheel and adjust the saturation using different shades. You’d be bumping simplicity up a notch by featuring of the same shade using blooms with varying textures. Think delphiniums and larkspurs in blue-violet tones mixed with blue-purple hydrangeas. Blue lisianthus, blue veronicas, purple-white asters and larkspurs also make a fabulous monochromatic flower arrangement. Play with white, cream, and ivory flowers, too, to make a floral design of chic simplicity.

Blushing Beauty 

Looking for something soft and sweet? You can’t go wrong with pink. Choose flowers in various shades of pink to create a blushing flower arrangement that’s dreamy, posh and romantic.  Opt for classic pastels in the form of anthuriums, hyacinths, roses, and lisanthus. Pale pinks, rosy blush, and peaches combined with some neutrals would also make a charming colour palette for a simple but not boring flower arrangement.

High Contrast Elegance

Commanding attention, a floral design with high-contrast colour palette creates drama and energises spaces. Consider deep purples, magentas, or fuchsia flowers mixed with sunny yellow, chartreuse or ruby red blooms. Red-purple flowers combined with yellow-green flora and foliage would also make a striking floral ensemble.

Make a Scene with Green

Create something unique by skipping the rich violets, glowing reds and pretty pinks. Go green all throughout and combine emerald foliage with chartreuse blooms. Assemble an all-green flower arrangement and easily freshen up the vibe in your space. Zinnias, chrysanthemums, hellebores, hydrangeas, carnations, dahlias, daylilies, dianthus, bells of Ireland and even roses come in a beautiful shade of green. You can mix these green blooms together with green hypericum berries,  leatherleaf fern, stems of honey bracelet or silver dollar eucalyptus. For a bit of contrast and interest, opt for eucalyptus baby blue or dusty miller to accompany your assortment of green florals.

The use of colour in floral design is very important. It completes an arrangement’s look so it’s cohesive, evocative, and pleasing to the eye.  Now that you have a few colour schemes to try, you can hopefully have an insight on colour combinations that work and don’t work. After a few practices, you’ll be able to level up your floral design skills as you experiment with flowers’ colour value and saturation.

Mastering the art of colour in floral design is a journey of creativity and discovery. With these inspiring colour schemes at your fingertips, you're well on your way to crafting arrangements that are not only visually stunning but also evoke emotions and tell stories. So, experiment with bold contrasts, serene monochromes, and everything in between – the floral canvas is yours to paint!