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How to Pair Different Flowers

By Simon Crowther @prestigeflower

How to pair different flowers

When you take a look at a perfectly arranged bouquet of fresh flowers, you will notice how your florist seems to know just how to mix and match. Like clothes and accessories, there really is a right and wrong way of pairing flowers. Here are some great ideas to help you bring the right blooms together.

Most flowers look fantastic all on their own. Take a dozen red roses for example. They look spectacular and romantic without adding anything at all. Of course, in many cases, we see florists add baby's breath and a touch of foliage. The red roses will always be the star of the show. However, by adding small clusters of tiny white flowers, you help create a lovely colour and textural contrast. This helps the roses stand out even more!

Roses and lilies are also a popular pair. Especially when you order a pink bouquet. Stargazer lilies and oriental lilies look amazing when paired with luxurious pink roses. This bouquet calls for a little bit more greenery. This is because there might be some more space between the lilies and the roses than you'd find between roses and baby's breath. To make this bouquet appear lush and full, at least two different types of foliage are added.

Carnations look lovely on their own and you could even order a bouquet of mixed carnations or spray carnations if you prefer the smaller variety. When paired with roses, the bouquet takes on a whole new look. The smooth petals of the roses contrast beautifully with the ruffled carnations. It's even better if your roses and carnations are different colours. For example, you could use white roses and light yellow carnations. Add some greenery and a few white lilies and you're all set!

Carnations also look great when paired with germinis. To create an even fuller mixed bouquet, be sure to include a few roses too. Each of these flowers has a very different shape and texture which will make it that much more fascinating to look at.

For a particularly elegant bouquet, try arranging roses, cymbidium orchids, and germinis together. Make sure that all of your flowers are similar in colour and spread them out so that you don't create clusters of the same flower.


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