The first day of autumn officially falls on September 22nd. In the flower world, autumn has been here for weeks already. Mother Nature (with a little help from the farmers) provides such fabulous materials for the professional florist. Flowers, pods, cones, berries and leaves with so many textures and colors. The trends this year are eclectic ~ there will certainly not be any boredom in the design room. Check out the top three color palettes for Autumn 2012 - which is your favorite?
Traditional fire colors of red, orange and gold abound. Festive pumpkins, feathers, sunflowers, dahlias, Chinese lanterns and vine maple are some of the favorites in the traditional palette. The excited energy of these colors shout, "look out, autumn is here!" To be honest, I personally fill my house with the vibrancy of fire colors starting with Labor Day weekend. The "heat" of autumn color makes the home cozy and warm.
A muted palette of ivory, peach, brown and sage green create a subtle, contemplative autumn. Roses, leucadendron, pods, sedum, hydrangea, succulents. berries and amaranthus are popular on the market right now. This softer look soothes the soul. Add the warmth of candlelight and you are ready to curl up under a blanket with a cup of cocoa and a good book.
For a rich and majestic autumn palette, begin with luxurious purple. Hydrangea, eryngium, viburnum, sedum, cardoon artichokes and kale meld into a contemporary palette from the cool side of the color wheel. Paired with black, silver and slate, the harmony takes on an edgy look reminiscent of the steam punk design influence.
Oh, so many choices - how can I possibly choose a favorite? Mother nature doesn't. Why should I? (MORE BLOGS)