Beachy Jewel Tones with Metallics
I’ve already expressed my opinion on the Pantone Colour of the Year – Ultra Violet. I’ll be honest, I think it’s a bit obnoxious when used out of context or with the right combo to soften it. I want to show some palettes using purple and how it can work for florals without being in-your-face purple.
Looking at the palette above, the two tones of violet compliment one another while being offset by the complimentary colours of the pinky red and grassy green. (Opposite one another on the colour wheel). The silvers and greys soften the overall look even though that red is quite daring.
Do you approve? I love it!!
Authentic Autumn Jewel Tones
So this design I would consider to be authentic jewel tones with the addition of the navy – sapphires! I love how those deep blues excentuate the brighter pinks. And you can’t go wrong with those dark glossy leaves.
I can’t help but imagine perfect purple unicorn hair would just go well with a bouquet like this. So you might not be into wearing daring coloured hair for your wedding…. But you have to admit – it looks pretty stellar.
Above: Photo via pinterest, uncredited designer and photographer
Natural & Earthy
Spring Autumn Mish-Mash
I call this a spring and autumn mish mash because peonies are a spring flower, and sometimes they can be available as a surprise in September. Very very infrequently, but here they are paired with dahlias and kale which are both autumn blooms. But then there’s lilac…. which is 100% only in Spring. So I am unsure of the season of this bouquet and arrangement, but either way, I love that the violet tones have taken a back seat to that show stopping red with complementary mixed textural greens and foliages.
I can also imagine this arrangement with a coloured dress instead of the classic ivory.
No matter how much you like purple, I highly recommend that you pair it with some other tones whether you like dark or bright and no matter what season!
Here’s a few of my designs featuring some pretty purples: