We have always loved color and playing with it in our designs. Color can be scary because if you do it wrong…it will make the design seem amateur. But using color right really elevates a design to the next level and is so visually pleasing!
To us, designing with color in flowers is a lot like painting. It's about bridging the gap between two colors with all of the lovely shades and tones in between them. The bouquet above, for example, goes from pale blushes and ivory to deep orange/red without seeming cheesy or “holiday”.
Our goal with color is to help the eye move across our designs like waves over the ocean, naturally and gracefully.
Sometimes we like to do this by color blocking, moving from one color on one side to another on the other side. Sometimes it looks less intentional (but still definitely is!) and more random in how the colors move across the arrangement. Even something as small as the center of a flower can serve as a way to bridge a color gap.
Overall, we like to stay away from a literal interpretation of the wedding colors. This brings in depth and dimension to the arrangements and compliments the space and the overall aesthetic instead of being an exact copy of it. If you are working with your florist within a color scheme, be open to this way of thinking about color!
Think about your favorite painting and how there are many colors that come together to paint the perfect picture- some unexpected, but equally as important as the main ones.
The shoots and weddings below are good examples of this color blocking and using color to draw the eye naturally across an arrangement! Good use if color theory wont be something that is super noticeable, but makes a big difference in the overall feel!
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Thank you guys for hanging out with us! If you have any questions about color in floral design, ask below!