Designing a floral bouquet is not as simple as it looks, and there is a thorough thought process and a range of techniques that come into play. While having a slice of creativity is essential, oftentimes, technique coupled with hands-on practice is key to successfully creating a lovely arrangement. This is the main reason why many people choose to take floral arrangement classes in Singapore.
The variety of flowers used, the size of the blooms and materials utilized should be kept in mind when designing a bouquet. Choosing the right colour combination is necessary to make your design aesthetically pleasing to the person receiving the bouquet (or even better, as a treat for yourself). Here are some colour schemes that you can experiment with for your bouquet.
Monochromatic bouquets are the simplest and most uncomplicated floral arrangements based on the colour wheel. Being monochromatic does not mean that you are stuck with an all-white option for your bouquet. Instead, choosing a monochromatic arrangement for your bouquet means being bold with the colours that you choose. If you are fond of simplicity and elegance, the monochromatic colour scheme is perfect for you.
To make a monochromatic floral arrangement, you would need to pick a colour on the colour wheel and select flowers that are of the same colour. For example, if you chose yellow, then only pick out yellow flowers for your arrangement. To add variations to your bouquet, you can use yellow flowers of different tones, or you can combine blooms with varying sizes and petal shapes.
Complementary colours are those that are placed directly opposite from each other on the colour wheel. So, as the name of the arrangement itself suggests, complementary bouquets are designed with flowers that display complementary colours. Complementary bouquets often make interesting combinations of high-contrast flowers, such as red-green, blue-orange, and yellow-purple. If you like floral designs that are bold, complementary arrangements are your best choice.
A split complementary scheme uses the same combinations of colours as the complementary arrangement except that instead of having only two colours, split complementary involves the use of three colours. You get a split complementary combination by adding the two colours that sandwich the complementary colour of your chosen colour on the wheel.
For example, if your chosen colour is red, you would have blue-green and yellow-green as part of your split complementary colour scheme. If floral arrangements with intense brightness are your favourite, split complementary is the ideal colour scheme for your bouquet.
An analogous colour scheme also involves the use of three colours. These colours are positioned next to each other on the colour wheel. An analogous combination usually consists of a dominant colour (a primary or secondary colour), a supporting colour (a secondary or tertiary colour), and a third colour that can either be an accent colour or a mixture of the first two colours. Bouquets that have an analogous scheme typically use flowers with the same base, such as yellow, yellow-green, and yellow-orange. So, if you like cohesion and consistency, an analogous colour scheme will be right up your alley.
A triad is a colour scheme that uses three colours evenly spaced on the colour wheel. The most basic and frequently used triadic combinations are the primary colours (red, blue, and yellow) and the secondary hues (green, purple and orange). Generally, triadic colour schemes are vibrant, even if you use pale versions of your hues.
When it comes to floral arrangements, triad colours work together in harmony to bring about a powerful-looking design. Although the final product might seem chaotic for some, it is the uniformity of the differences between the colours that make a triad arrangement work. If you are into lively-looking bouquets, a triadic arrangement is what you should follow.
The process of floral arrangement involves more than just putting together random stalks of flowers in a bundle. It requires basic knowledge of flower types, design methods, and colour schemes. If you are not familiar with how colours work to bring about an aesthetic and eye-catching flower bouquet, attending a flower bouquet workshop in Singapore is something you should try.
At Charlotte Puxley Flowers, we offer engaging flower workshops that will give you the fundamentals and confidence to take home the skills to recreate at any time. Aside from workshops, we also provide daily flowers that come in different colour schemes, so if you are looking for a one-stop-shop that has all your floral needs, feel free to speak to us!