Simply Colors …Floral Friday

Now that we’ve passed the holiday season, it’s time to give our eyes a well-deserved rest. Yes, we’ve been overloaded with images, hype, and too much red-green theme. Most of us just want to decompress and return to our regular pace of living.

For the first Floral Friday of 2018, I decided to create designs incorporating a minimalist ideal. This doesn’t mean I want drab or uninspired looks. In this case it means focusing primarily on color.

A black USA Pottery jardinière with orange drip glaze pairs up with a small chartreuse dome of tiny blooms. This arrangement is just the thing for a cluttered, post-holiday desk.

What can be done with those forlorn left-over poinsettias? If they’re miniatures, they can be paired with copper. January can sometimes feel dull. If you have a little nostalgia for the holidays, the unconventionally colored poinsettias are just enough of a reminder. The brightly polished copper is best done in small doses so as not to overwhelm your room.

The light blue glass vase provides a brilliant, cheerful note for the trio of Gerbera daisies. Basic fern fronds moderate the bright colors.

The Blue Jay of Happiness is inspired today by a statement from Claude Monet. “Color is my day-long obsession, joy, and torment.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to Simply Colors …Floral Friday

  1. Great quote by Monet.

    I think he would have liked your floral/container pairings.

    Take care —

    Neil S.

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