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Tom Bowling 2011 > MODERN TRADITIONS

October 31st, 2011

The Harvest Season is in full swing, but as Thanksgiving approaches, more emphasis is place on the importance of texture and color. When we think of this time of year, we often think of the analogous color harmonies that feature reds, oranges and yellows. While this works for many home décor interiors, some may prefer variations on the tried and true traditional fall colors.

By taking the cue from tradition, perhaps it is time to kick it up a notch and feature collections that favor more fashion forward colors of peach and honeysuckle and accented with tans and greens. Peach is a derivative of orange and honeysuckle finds its roots in the red family. Both work well with each other because they are next to each other on the color wheel. Tans, rusts and chocolate brown are very neutral and still compliment the surrounding colors, but often need a punch or boost of a complimentary color to keep the traditional colors from becoming too sleepy or muddy. Chartreuse green adds just the right amount of color impact to make ordinary turn to extraordinary!

Chartreuse can be found in products such as Hypericum, Hydrangea, and Chrysanthemums. Jade and Super Green Roses also add a burst of color to your favorite floral stylings. Hanging green Amaranths, mini Dendrobium Orchids, and Cymbidium Orchids can also provide a fresh, clean expression of color. Green Trick Dianthus is still among the newer flowers for customers to experience and pair well with ornamental grasses and Scabiosa pods for unusual forms.

Cattails have a look and feel of suede so they compliment more modern interiors. Chocolate Cymbidium Orchids and Terra Cotta Roses are always a good choice for an elegant brown influence. Terra Anthurium is an unexpected surprise for brown tones too. Some foliage such as dark Ti leaves lean more to the brown when coupled with these flowers.

If you are in search of a distinctive floral component, try using Ilex berries in the peach and golden yellow colors. While most think of Ilex in only red, this color comes later in the growing season, these early season varieties add a great amount of interest and pop of color at this time of year. Ilex has a very long shelf life and dry well ensuring customer satisfaction.

Whatever color harmony your clients choose to compliment their interior for this trans-seasonal time of year, Florabundance has the perfect choices that will work for you. Check with your account manager to find the best choices for you. Remember, it is not too early to place your floral order for the Thanksgiving season. It will be here before you know it!

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