• Sharlene Russell

Flower Colour Combinations

Before the scent, before you throw your nose into a flower (watch out for that bee) to inhale it's sweet intoxicating smell, the colour of the bloom is probably the very first thing that caught your eye. It's bold, fearless bright colour or its beautiful soft, romantic and dreamy pastel shades. Generally most people have a preference for either bright or soft colour. But how do you put some of these colours together? Why is it that some colours work well together and others fight? It's all about the depth of colour and how they contrast, compliment or blend together. And the greenery or fillers help to provide a place for the eye to rest or to transition from one colour to another creating a visual symphony. Sometimes there will be a light or white flower thrown into a bunch to provide contrast to what could otherwise be a dull and dark bunch. Or a bright colour thrown into a pastel bunch to give it a bit of kick. Look out for not only contrasting colours but those within the same colour palette such as red/pink/purple for example.


You'll see what I mean in these images of colour combinations below, all via Pinterest.















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