Sunday, April 17, 2011


Whether you realize it or not, you follow trends. We are immersed in trends in our everyday life, without even trying. In all things decorative, color is one of the most important considerations. Decorators and designers from all walks of life keep a sharp eye on style and color,
which ultimately makes life easier for the consumer...
we're assured that colors of items we are buying this year will coordinate with each other.
Consider this: would you buy a Harvest Gold refrigerator this year?

In the floral industry, color is one of our top considerations.
Designers watch trends closely. You may have heard that the "color of the year" for 2010 was turquoise. And we surely saw many variables of that color over the year, in events from small weddings to large corporate functions!

For 2011, Pantone has selected Honeysuckle as the Color of the Year.
Not a shy color, honeysuckle is a strong pink, and definitely in keeping with one of the trends this year called "Techno-Glam".

Fuschia and navy will be featured colors in this trend, accented by metallics and lots of bling. Design may still be traditional, but also stylized and clean at the same time. Rather than a floral arrangement packed with a dozen different types of flowers, "Techno-glam" styled arrangements will focus on 2-3 types. Color and style are the point, rather than a 'mass'.

This simple arrangement (above), is composed of only white roses, Ornithogalum and but a few greens, dressed with white angel hair, in a simple white cup and saucer.
Compare this to that old stand-by the Daisies-in-a-Coffee-Cup arrangement from years ago!
So much more fresh and modern.

This gorgeous arrangement is a perfect example of "Techno-glam". The mirrored glass vase is beautifully accented with silvery balls, which then play off the lovely soft blush of the roses.

Is "Techno-Glam" the right style for you?

Bloomers Floral Design
122 South Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

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