Colour Pops!

So many fantastic things to see at Chelsea Flower Show last week – with a passion for flowers and gardens I just didn’t know where to look next!  But one particular stand really caught my eye, for its fabulous displays of spring blooms in eye-popping colour combinations.

Having blogged previously about use of colour at weddings, I just thought you might like to take a peek at these gorgeous bouquets to see how colour can really help you stand out from the crowd!  With many thanks to Nikki Tibbles at Wild at Heart who has kindly agreed that I can share these photos of her work with you (and apologies that they were taken on a very basic camera).  Do pay Wild at Heart a visit if you’re in London – just wishing I was still there myself….

Blue and coral bouquet

This was the one that drew me in!  Just love the contrast of the coral peonies and pink roses against the strong blue of the hydrangeas and lilac-tinged delphiniums.  Touches of lime green really help the colours to pop

Spring fresh bouquet

Spring flowers in shades of pink are brought to life by the fresh greens of alchemilla mollis and viburnum opulus (one of my favourite spring plants).  Lovely to see the foxgloves being used in this bouquet

Romantic red and pink bouquet

Gorgeous romantic colour combination of rich red and pinks, with the beautiful blowsy blooms of peonies teamed with roses, lilac and clematis.  If you’re lucky enough to be getting married at this time of year, do think about including peonies in your designs – such beautiful flowers

Soft pastel rose bouquet

If you prefer the look of soft subtle shades try opting for a mix of pastel colours to create a pretty and romantic look.  Roses are fabulous for this as they come in so many lovely shades and using blooms of different sizes help to create depth and interest

Lilac blue and yellow bouquet

And another way to add a bit of zing to a mix of soft pastel shades is to include touches of a bright contrasting colour, such as these bright yellow roses – it brings a smile to my face :-)

Pink hydrangea bouquet

I just love hydrangeas and use them wherever I can – including growing them in the garden!  They look fabulous just on their own, but their jewel colours work so well with other colours too.  See here with roses, lilac, clematis and sweet peas in soft complementary colours.

Popping pink flowers

To really make the colours pop, try bold blocks of vibrant colour and don’t forget the effect that bringing in touches of zesty green has.  Who would dare put coral and cerise pink together?  But to my mind when it comes to flowers, anything goes….

So if you’re feeling inspired but need a little help in finding the right flowers to bring your colour scheme to life, do get in touch: