9 Mar

Lavender is one of those colors that sometimes makes me think of little old ladies and lace.  I don’t know why, maybe because I had an aunt who’s house was painted lavender and everything inside was purple.  Whatever the reason, it is one of those colors that, in my opinion, needs a bright color partner to not look “old”.

I was lucky enough to find some beautiful dark purple “Schwartz” calla lilies and fern curl, that when paired with the bright spring green of viburnum and orchids really gives the lavender “cool water” roses a little more pizzaz.



I love the added dimension and playfulness fern curl adds to every arrangement.  Although they are delicate and can break easily, they are an elements that adds that extra touch of uniqueness to florals.



In addition to the fern curl and purple calla lilies, the purple artichoke adds yet another dimension to the arrangements.  I couldn’t pass up the dusty miller to put around the edges of the arrangement to tie it all together.

Now, don’t get me wrong, lavender isn’t a bad color and often works well with vintage florals.  I think the trick is always what you pair it with.  Lavender can be a chameleon color in that it will take on a different dimension depending on what is next to it.

According to the research I did on the color lavender, it has several meanings; love at first sight, enchantment and deep love as well as feminine beauty which represent grace, elegance and refinement.  However, apparently if you give the gift of a lavender plant or flower it means distrust.  See what I mean about a chameleon – even its definition varies!


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