If you're looking for floral colour inspiration for an eye-catching bridal bouquet, we've explored the design world trends and we really love the saturated hue of the 2014 Pantone Colour of the year "Radiant Orchid". This rich jewel tone, a cross between pink and purple, has a magnificant array of chromaticity within its colour vein and opens up a realm of possibility for inclusion into your wedding florals.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute explains...
“ ... An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
For a summer or spring wedding, we suggest using floral elements in brighter hues such as bougainvillaea, hanging amaranths, hydrangeas, peonies and roses. To add a tropical vibe, we love the idea of fresh flower crowns incorporating an array of warmer hues in rich reds, fuschia pinks and vibrant purples. Take a look at our Hibiscus styled shoot for more inspiration.
For a softer, more subdued palette of florals that evoke an enchanting and whimsical mood for a rustic country wedding, we suggest using chive flowers, lavender, deep purple nigella pod, sweet pea and rich purple moonstone carnations, incorporating them with fresh white blooms or a palette of neutrals, greys and taupes. It's best to check with your florist for the seasonal availability of all blooms to make sure you're not disappointed.
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