Whether it is in the world of fashion, furnishings or floral design, I am sure that you are seeing Pantone’s color of the year exhibited! Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, describes Greenery as a “symbol of new beginnings, fresh and revitalizing.”
More often, influenced by ‘going green’ lifestyles, people request flowers and plants that are locally grown. certified. and organic – in much the same way they request other products – the food they eat and the clothes they wear, to name a few.
For several years, brides didn’t want ‘greens’ added to their bouquets – they wanted a full design of all flowers. That was unfortunate because foliages are often less expensive and can help keep the cost down. Fortunately, brides are now seeing the beautiful blend of color and texture that natural foliages can add to a design. They are even requesting all foliage bouquets, in the search for something a little different. These designs fit beautifully into current trends such as ”woodland’, ‘natural materials’ and ‘rustic-modern’. I am personally tending to several weddings this spring where I will have the priviledge of making hundreds of feet of garland for guest tables out of all greenery. Of course, you don’t have to stick with just foliage – choices for flowers if you are interested in this trend include, roses, hydrangea, green trick dianthus, carnations, ranunculus and cymbidium orchids are all available year round!
Hydrangea and Cymbidium Orchid
There are other ways that florists can add this trendy color to your floral designs – with products such as Oasis Midollino Sticks, Diamond Wire and flat wire at our disposal, these can add a whimsical and modern element to designs and still stay on trend.
Thanks to our friends at Pantone for giving us “Greenery” this year – lots of fun ideas!