Video: How to Use Complementary Colors in Your Floral Arrangements
Watch as Kelly demonstrates using complimentary colors in a small arrangement using only three ingredients. The ingredients used are Honeysuckle, Chantilly Snapdragons and Ranunculuses in a yellow and purple color scheme.
As you’re choosing your ingredients, pay attention to the undertones of the colors in your flowers. This is key in creating a transition piece in your arrangement. Keep the triangular placement pattern in mind to create balance i.e. long piece on one side of the arrangement with a short and medium piece placed on the opposite side. Remember to disperse the colors evenly along with balancing each side to keep the arrangement symmetrical.
Using complimentary colors can be intimidating, but keep in mind that many flowers have a natural undertone that can help to tie together your color scheme.
Don’t forget your principles of design! Balance is key using complimentary colors successfully. This applies not only to color usage, but to ingredient usage and placement as well.
In order to have more movement in your arrangement, vary the height/length of each of your blooms.