Thursday, October 14, 2010


At this time of year I fall completely and madly in love with this colour palette. Firey reds and oranges bursting with life and passion but beautifully balanced by plums, burgundies, grey greens and more subtle burnt oranges. Some people call these jewel tones.

The textures in the flowers and the old world vibe of this picture totally speak to me.

Both arrangements convey a sense and feeling of autumn yet they're filled with spring flowers ! Did you notice the tulips and ranunculus ?

Colour is definitely a seasonal thing for me. In the fall, it's jewel tones as in the pics above. It doesn't matter that there are Spring flowers in the arrangement. The colours remind us of the time of year.

The winter calls for deeper reds and burgundies with even deeper greens or alternatively wintry whites. In early spring I'm loving pale lavenders, blues and soft yellows which lead into the softer pinks, peaches and creams of late spring/early summer. And high summer is all about fuscha pinks, corals, hot reds and bright greens.

How does colour speak to you ?

Apologies for not crediting the photos. I seem to have lost the photographer's name. If anyone recognizes, please do let me know and I will gladly credit.

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