Flowers add a touch of romance, color, or beauty to any room, along with a variety of fragrances. However, like fashion and home décor, flowers tend to follow trends, especially when it comes to choices. Fortunately, with nature providing an abundance of varying colors and shades, sticking with the color trends of 2012 shouldn’t be too difficult.
One of the dominant color schemes this year is the soft, calming colors of the beach. Expect to see many pale sandy yellows, rich olives, and warm aquas.
Examples include green chrysanthemums, and vibernum, together with creamy white flowers such as freesia or even carnations. Yellows should be more muted than vibrant, so winter jasmine or forsythia work wonders. Silver dollar eucalyptus, although more foliage than floral, add a fragrant splash of brighter green.
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- Reds – although reds work beautifully well with this palette, they should be more rusty-colored rather than true reds. Gloriosas come in an amazing shade that will provide a pop of color to this scheme, or try a variety of Helenium known as ‘dancing flames’ for a vibrant, pretty addition.
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