Recently I had some fun playing around with different fall color palettes for floral arrangements. While I love pumpkins, gourds, and acorns just as much as any other floral designer, I like to think outside the box as well.
Mixing a variety of pinks – especially darker pinks – with a variety of oranges is a great way to design a non-traditional fall arrangement. These arrangements include orange Free Spirit roses, peach Juliet roses, dark pink Baroness roses, “Maria Theresa” David Austin garden roses, dark pink carnations, and orange ranunculus.
White (yes white!) is also a great color for fall. Combine some bright white flowers with fall leaves and little pops of orange, yellow, and grey for a different autumn color palette.
The craspedia and oncidium orchids offer a pop of yellow while the crocosmia provides a touch of orange. Dusty miller gives the arrangement a hint of grey.
And of course there is purple! It’s a great rich fall color. Combine it with some pale peach + pale pink + black pedestal vase and you are fall-tastic.
Don’t forget to consider cabbage. While cabbage is not necessarily a “new” idea for fall arrangements, I would be remiss if I didn’t suggest using it. Cabbage takes up a lot of space in an arrangement. If you want your arrangement to be dramatic and have a “star of the show,” then a cabbage rosette is the way to go.