Monday, August 10, 2009

Flower Therapy

Learn the Color Secrets to creating moods in your floral designs.

Nurturing - A true sense of caring. Soft and tender, fragile. Pastel. A feeling of safety, snug and loved.
Greens: Viburnum, Carnation, Smilax or Variegated Ivy
Yellow: Tulip, Rose, Freesia
Lavender: Heather, Waxflower, Aster
Light Purple: Snapdragon, Stock, Freesia
Light Peach: Rose, Stock, Carnation

Romantic - Intimacy, nostalgia, comfort. Loving sentiments and admiration.
Lavender: Lilac, Lisianthus, Sweet pea
Mauve: Bouvardia, Peony, Asiatic Lily
Cream: Rose, Stock, Gerbera Daisy
Green: Eucalyptus, Hydrangea, Melaleuca Foliage
Deep Pink: Mini Calla, Heather, Alstroemeria

Sensuous - Sophisticated, passionate, seductive.
Terra Cotta: Carnation, Alstroemeria, Alstroemeria, Hypericum Berries
Deep Purple: Anemone, Phlox, Liatris
Peach: Asiatic Lily, Rose/Spray Rose, Ranunculus
Green: Hydrangea, Gladiolas, Bells-of-Ireland
Deep Pink: Tulip, Lily, Gerbera Daisy

Tranquil - Serenity and relaxation. Peaceful, calm captured in the sky and sea palettes.
Light Green: Seeded Eucalyptus, Spiral Eucalyptus, Dusty Miller Foliage
Blue: Hydrangea, Delphinium, Eryngium Thistle
Light Purple: Lisianthus, Larkspur, Freesia
Light Pink: Tulip, Carnation, Rose
Light Brown: Silver Brunia, Pussy Willow, Caspia

Whimsical - Fun-loving, free-spirited, playful. Upbeat.
Green: Bupleurum, Kermit Pompon, Viburnum
Magenta: Tulip, Rose/Spray Rose, Stock
Orange: Gerbera Daisy, Ranunculus, Alstroemeria
Blue: Iris, Delphinium, Larkspur
White: Campanula, Queen Annes Lace, Lily