Flowers and fashion might be two of life's greatest gifts. If you read our last blog post, then you already know that our revamped, exclusive Fall 2016 collection was a true labor of love. We branched out with varying color palettes and bid farewell to a menu of only red, orange and yellow combinations.
Even though we're not in the fashion industry, we still are in the business of catering to styles and trends. Pantone's 2016 Fashion Report proved that we took a leap of faith in the right direction. The majority of our new arrangements feature at least one of the Pantone colors reported. Let's see how the top colors of Fall 2016 show themselves in our new fall line.
"Fall 2016: A Unity of Strength, Confidence and Complexity."
-Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute
This rich, sophisticated color pops out from our Woodland Harvest Cornucopia arrangement in the form of blue thistle. Tones of blue complement the peach roses and light green hydrangea to ground the piece, adding a calming element to our take on a cornucopia for the 21st century.
Riverside: "Cool and calming, strong and stable."
Grey is having a major moment right now, and we are not immune to its charms. We added this elegant grey tone, Sharkskin, into one of our seasonal bridal bouquets to give it a modern feel. Silver brunia manifests this versatile color and pairs perfectly with the peachy hues of roses and the rich green of eucalyptus.
Sharkskin: "Showcases practicality through a dependable but contemporary lens."
You can't miss this bold, dynamic color in our Falling for Foliage centerpiece. Mini Calla Lilies are eye-catching in Aurora Red. They stand out against the backdrop of greenery, but their color also complements pastel hues and deep blues. This is a centerpiece whose colors would work on almost any Thanksgiving tablescape.
Aurora Red: "Exciting and dynamic, breeds unmistakeable confidence."
This timeless, classic color is an anchor for our Fall Collection as a whole. It is neutral enough to be matched with a variety of colors - but we especially love it with greens and greys. The true tone of these Quicksand roses is the organic essence of Warm Taupe - and we would strongly recommend these spectacular flowers for any bridal bouquet.
Warm Taupe: "Trusted, organic, and grounded. Timeless."
A rich, warm shade that seems to embody everything we love about Fall, Dusty Cedar was the reigning tone in one of our favorite Fall bridal bouquets. Hanging Amaranthus and Safari Sunset both display shades of Dusty Cedar, which bridges the gap between soft pastels and rich green foliage.
Dusty Cedar: "Exudes warmth and welcome."
Shades of yellow are no stranger to the season of Fall, but Spicy Mustard is a refreshing hue. This muted, yet vibrant, shade of yellow is the foundation of our Golden Sunset centerpiece. Spicy Mustard tones in the copious disbudded mums and yarrow make for a Fall centerpiece as beautiful as a sunset.
Spicy Mustard: "Adds a splash of uplifting vibrancy."
Potter's Clay is a strong earth tone with a robust, elemental nature that is well-versed in portraying sophistication. Fields of Autumn, which sports Potter's Clay hued dahlias, is the rustic superstar of our Fall Collection. The combination of Potter's Clay with orange, taupe and green is a Fall color palette that we're in love with.
Potter's Clay: "Gives a grounded feeling that's anything but flat. A shade with real substance; a strong foundation."
By definition, bodacious is adjective used to describe excellent, admirable, or attractive attributes. This hue of purple lives up to it's name. Bodacious' presence in a Fall palette may seem unusual, but it works for us. The "moody blues" rose, shown in this Fall bridal bouquet, is our "go-to" bloom as that lovely, bodacious shade of purple adds life to whatever color palette you place it with.
Bodacious: "Lends itself to vibrant color combinations. Versatile. Turns fashion accents into fashion statements ."
To see the full Pantone Fall 2016 Fashion Report, click here.
Always thinking flowers,
Julianna and Taylor