More Colour and Flower Trends for 2016

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In our last blog we highlighted the new trend in bold hues and bohemian influences on this year’s colour pallet and now we introduce several other new looks for the year ahead.
Gold, silver, platinum and copper bring vibrancy to the pallet and are teamed with gloss black and white vases to create the ‘lustre’ look, which is predicted to be a popular choice for weddings this year. The Art Deco style is also going to be big in 2016 so look out for vases and containers in geometric designs or use a mercury glass vase, which continues to be on-trend this year. To complete this look use white and champagne colour flowers such as callas, tulips, spray roses, ranunculus and carnations.
Another design that incorporates the geometry of the Art Deco style is created with a pallet of lemon yellow and rich blue, teamed with dove grey, coral, powder blue, spearmint and lavender. Evolving from the pastels popular last year, this contrast of bright vibrant hues with softer shades brings a new dimension to the look. Use containers in buttercup yellow or absinthe green in plain or geometric designs to house cymbidium orchids, tulips, calla lilies, chrysanthemums and dahlias to complete the look.
Hot trends for wedding flowers includes floral crowns and irregular cascading bouquets with a just picked, natural garden look and for those who don’t like those bold hues, pantone are also predicting that the more gentle and calming shades of rose quartz and pale blue will be popular too. These are the shades of our Happy New Year message this year. Another popular bridal look is the high flower content bouquets that avoids foliage and exposed stems, while potted trees and succulents are good for table centres and are used as focal objects in their own right. To create the bold colour look try teaming three to five flowers of the same shade in a table arrangement.
In the Flower School we will be combining some of these themes into our workshops with the ever popular natural garden look for the coming year and we look forward to seeing your interpretations of the new season’s looks.

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