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WHAT FLOWER COLORS ARE BEST FOR WEDDINGS?

Written by Felipe Arenas What flower colors are best for weddings? Globalrose

As with everything for the day of your wedding, going about choosing flower colors is a way to expand on the story of your relationship; about the meaning of the bond you are entering and celebrating that day. From whitest of whites and the softest of shades, through the multicolor and solid, to bright and black, flowers come in every possible color; wedding flower types are no exception.

THE TRIED & TRUE ABOUT FLOWER COLORS FOR WEDDINGS In what colors do wedding flowers come?

From timeless classics like carnations, peonies and roses, to other popular choices such as hydrangeas, lilies and ranunculus, wedding flowers stand on their own and offer a palette of colors that no wedding can go wrong with. Here is a list of flower types by color to get you started with the creation of the perfect color palette for your wedding:

  • White (ivory and cream):

  • In what colors do wedding flowers come? Globalrose
    Alstroemerias, Asters, Calla Lilies, Carnations, Baby’s Breath, Daisy Flowers, Hydrangeas, Iris, Lilies, Limoniums, Lisanthus, Orchids, Peonies, Pom Poms, Ranunculus, Roses, Spider Chrysanthemums, Star of Bethlehem, Tulip Flowers.

  • Shaded (lavender, light blue, light fuchsia, light pink, pastel, and pink):

  • In what colors do wedding flowers come? Globalrose
    Agapanthus, Alstroemerias, Asters, Dianthus, Calla Lilies, Carnations, Dianthus, Erygium, Hydrangeas, Iris, Liaris, Lili/Bear Grass, Lilies, Limonium, Lisanthus, Peonies, Orchids, Roses, Tulip Flowers.

  • Multicolor:

  • In what colors do wedding flowers come? Globalrose
    Alstroemerias, Calla Lilies, Carnations, Gerbera Daisies, Heliconia, Hydrangeas, Lilies, Orchids, Pom Pons, Roses, Snapdragons, Spider Chrysanthemums, Statice, Tulip Flower.

  • Solid (blue, green, orange, red, yellow, violet):

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    Agapanthus, Alstroemerias, Asters, Bells of Ireland, Cala Lilies, Carnations, Cocculus Laurifolius, Croton Leaves, Daisy Flowers, Delphiniums, Eringium, Eucaliptus, Greenbal, Heliconia, Hipericum, Hydrangeas, Iris, Kangaroo Paws, Liatris, Leather Leaves, Leucadendron Proteas, Ligustrum, Lili/Bear Grass, Lilies, Limoniums, Lisianthus, Ming Green, Phoenix Roebelenii, Pilea Microphylla, Pittosporum, Peonies, Pom Pons, Ranunculus, Roses, Orchids, Roses, Spider Chrysanthemums, Sunflowers, Tulip Flowers.

  • Bright (fuchsia, hot pink, purple, red):

  • In what colors do wedding flowers come? Globalrose
    Agapanthus, Alstroemerias, Asters, Bells of Ireland, Cala Lilies, Carnations, Cocculus Laurifolius, Croton Leaves, Daisy Flowers, Delphiniums, Eringium, Eucaliptus, Greenbal, Heliconia, Hipericum, Hydrangeas, Iris, Kangaroo Paws, Liatris, Leather Leaves, Leucadendron Proteas, Ligustrum, Lili/Bear Grass, Lilies, Limoniums, Lisianthus, Ming Green, Phoenix Roebelenii, Pilea Microphylla, Pittosporum, Peonies, Pom Pons, Ranunculus, Roses, Orchids, Roses, Spider Chrysanthemums, Sunflowers, Tulip Flowers.

  • Black:

  • In what colors do wedding flowers come? Globalrose
    Roses.
Should bridal and flower color palettes match? Should bridal and flower color palettes match? Debby Beisner

If you feel like working around bridal gown to decide on flower colors the day of your wedding, matching them it’s actually a very straightforward exercise. White will make all flower colors come into play. With other color gowns though, the palette narrows to:

  • White flowers for contrast
  • Flowers in shades of the same color of gown for a textured monochrome look, and/or
  • Color flowers opposite – in the artist’s color wheel [1] – to that of the color of your gown for a complimentary match.
What other factors should I consider when choosing flower colors for my wedding? What other factors should I consider when choosing flower colors for my wedding? Pat Kierpaul
  • Season: Choosing flowers in season will not only save you dearly but will also lend guidance if you want to expand on color palettes associated with spring, summer, fall or winter.
  • Time of day: If you are having an outdoors wedding, daylight will reflect off white, multicolor, solid and bright colored flowers beautifully. Indoor or nighttime lighting will be aided by white and lighter shades of different hues.
  • Venue: Venue lighting and colors will have the same influence as time of day and season colors.
  • Theme: How you weave the story of your relationship and the meaning of the bond you are entering and celebrating that day.
SO, WHAT DOES THE FLOWERS GUY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FLOWER COLORS FOR WEDDINGS?

It's in color that nature makes itself beautiful, and in color that it survives because it is through color that nature weaves and attracts, that it naturally bonds. [2] Color is something to which we are naturally predisposed to both react and be drawn to, [3] and we each have a unique relationship with color. We can be monochrome in our tastes or have all colors be our favorite color. We can love colors toghether when they both clash or when they harmonize. We can love them when they are delicate or fiery, or we may even love to wear nothing but white or all black.

So come think about it, tastes in color may actually be part of what attracted you to the person you are getting married to in the first place. And something you can easily incorporate to your wedding by making flower colors as much a matter of personal choice and style, as about you and your love story. To make flower colors that day something unique to the character of your relationship, to the bond you and your loving partner will enter and celebrate that day. Yours and your couple’s favorite colors for example, even if they are by all other accounts a mismatch.

It might just be that they are perfect together, and so the best flower colors for your wedding.

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Citations & Links:

[1] See: Draw Paint Academy – Dan Scott, A Guide To The Artist’s Color Wheel (Plus How You Can Make Your Own)
[2] See: The New York Times Magazine,
How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution
[3] See: PNAS - Stephen E. Palmer and Karen B. Schloss, An ecological valence theory of human color preference