Hi, I'm Jennifer, owner and lead designer at Petals a floral design firm in Boulder, Colorado.  Along with my husband and two children, I  grow my own organic blooms using the greenest and most sustainable processes available.  

This blog is where I explore topics from floral design, wedding planning, organic farming and gardening, sustainable living, and our family's quest to find the perfect farm! 

I'm so glad you are here! 

Jennifer

Floral Coral: Color Combinations for Every Season - In the garden & arrangements

Updated: Sep 25, 2019


With Living Coral ordained "The Color of 2019" last month, we are just in time to plan an on-trend flower garden that will provide you with a la mode cut flowers all summer long! Here I will detail 4 color combinations, one for each season, that perfectly compliment the coral blooms that promise to be all the rage this year.


1. Coral and Yellow - Spring

This combination is well suited for spring arrangements and weddings and pairs well with aqua and beach themes.

Suggested Components:

Ranunculus: Often called the spring rose, layers upon layers of blooms in saturated colors.

Peony: Show stopping and intoxicatingly fragrant blooms.

Peach Roses: Romantic and fragrent.

Craspedia : bright yellow pom-pom like blooms that add instant whimsy to any arrangement.

2. Coral with Pink and Raspberry - Summer

In this combination the pink serves to reflect the highlights within coral blooms and the raspberry to help saturate the lowlights. This classically romantic combination can bridge a spring or summer event from daytime into the evening.


Suggested Components:

Peony: Lage and fragrant focal flowers.

Roses: Romantic and fragrant.

Dahlia: Enormous focal flowers.

Amaranthus: Textured and saturated garnet filler.

Fern: Wispy, green filler that provides texture.



3. Coral with Plum - Fall

Purple tones are lightened by the coral blooms that pop against a darkening background, making for a striking autumn arrangement.


Suggested Components:

Scabiosa - deep purple ball like blooms

Peony - focal flower in coral

Dahlia - Cafe au lait, cream color with pink undertones, super on trend for weddings.

Raniculus -In reds or deep purple, these compact blooms bring romance to arrangements.



4. Coral with Serenity - Winter

If the color name serenity sounds familiar, its because it was named color of the year in 2016. Matched with coral it provides a calming and cooling effect on the more vibrant pinks and orange hues on trend this year.


Suggested Components:

Peony - Such a statement, such a perfume!

Dusty Miller - lush silvery, blue tones with a soft texture

Silver Brunia - Silver Berries bring back winter vibes.