It's no secret that ivory and blush are ubiquitous when it comes to wedding florals...and for good reason! These classic, romantic colors scream "wedding" and always add a soft, beautiful hue to the wedding day. But what if you want to do something a little different? Is it possible to add a pop of color to this tried and true palette? The answer? Absolutely!
There are many ways to incorporate color to your wedding florals that can add some vibrancy to your special day. The pop of color doesn't have to be loud, it can softly blend with those classic ivory or blush tones adding just the right touch to your floral decor.
One color that is beautiful to incorporate, especially with ivory blossoms, is lavender. Lavender represents femininity and the relaxing scent of the herb can be a calming element on an exciting, nerve wracking day. Some lavender flowers to look for are lavender roses, lavender freesia, mums, and the flowering herb named for the color.
Another color is that is a very popular addition to wedding florals is burgundy. The name of this color if inspired by wine from the Burgundy region of France and is a strong, confident shade that can be both masculine and feminine. Burgundy peonies or dahlias are a stunning way to incorporate this shade (if they're in season!) but there are so many more options to consider from roses, to ranunculus, anemones to carnations. Burgundy cymbidium orchids are a particularly luxurious way to infuse this delicious color into your wedding florals. This shade is particularly beautiful for fall or winter weddings when it pops up more in fashion and decor.
If you like something in a cooler tone that is exceptionally versatile, consider including shades of blue into your wedding floral palette. Blue is having a special moment in 2020 in particular as Classic Blue was named the Pantone Color of the Year (expect to see it popping up in fashion, decor, advertising and more as a result!) There are so many different varieties of this color, it is hard to pick a favorite, but whenever it is featured in wedding florals it is truly a magical addition. Since there aren't many focal blooms that are naturally blue, expect it to appear as an accent in filler flowers like hydrangea or thistle or line flowers like delphinium.
These are just a few of the many possibilities for adding color to your wedding flowers. Other fun options? Yellow or mustard, mauve, orange...the list goes on! Ask your wedding florist how to incorporate a pop of color into floral decor...you'll be glad you did!