3 Floral Combinations for Green Bridesmaids Dresses

  • Three Floral combinations to use with a green bridesmaid dresses!

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For the Month of February, we are going to talk about  the color green!  I know this is the Valentine month…the  month of red but that color will be discussed in April.    Green has been such a hot topic that I think it deserves some attention here….and early in the year since many  have just gotten engaged and are actively trying to figure out their colors!

I have clients ask me what colors to use with this bold shade  (believe me it takes a not so shy bride to use these on her gals)  so we are going to talk about 3 different ideas here. As a matter of fact, we will talk about three different ideas every month this year to go with a different colors of bridesmaid dresses.

  • Monochromatic

Monochromatic is a  soothing combination of using  tints, tones and shades of the same hue.    This combination  will blend too easily with the gown unless you add flowers with a variety of texture and form.  If you carry a bouquet of all green roses against a green dress this will be b o r i n g and wont contrast very well with the dress.  So, the way to accomplish a bouquet of interest is to add texture, form and more texture. Believe me there are a LOT Of varieties of green flowers now.  Check out the roughness of Trachelium, the smoothness of a green cymbidium orchid or the tropicalness (made up a new word) of the green goddess anthurium!  Many brides are adding green succulents, ornamental cabbage and green hypericum berries for variety!   See how the green moss and green Kermit poms  in the pomanders really stand out?    And the second photo  (courtesy of  The Knot) shows a great example not only of texture but of several varieties of succulents. Both would be gorgeous against a Pantone green, soft sage or pistachio color!

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  • Analogous

analogous colors  are right next to each other on the color wheel.  So you could use a yellow, yellow green, lime or a green, green/blue to blue, etc.  This color combination doesn’t make any sense unless you keep the colors next to each other as in the photo below:

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  • Complimentary

Complimentary colors are unrelated opposites on the color wheel and provide dramatic emphasis when used.  See the examples below:  This first photo uses deep red roses and bright green hanging amaranthus while the second uses deep burgundy peonies contrasted against the dark green foliage.

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There are no WRONG answers here.  Go with your gut. Go with what makes you go “Ahhhhh” but trust your floral designer to help guide you in the right direction.  Happy Bridal Floral shopping!

 

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