Floral design trends come and go, so what should be on the radar of Canadian florists in 2019?
We’ve asked floral designers across Western Canada for their 2019 floral trend predictions to help inspire your creative process in the New Year.
Dried Botanicals and Natural Texture
“Designs inspired by nature with natural texture and dried elements.”– Hen & Chicks, @henandchicksyyc, Calgary
“Popular fresh choices such as pampas grass, lunaria, bleached greenery (fern, ruscus, etc), lagurus (bunny tails), wheat, straw flower, tropical fans, assorted grasses, preserved greenery (brown and rust leaves).”– Kyla, @kylaferguson, Winnipeg
“Natural fresh elements added into the flowers like berries and fruit with lush florals and less greens will be showing up more this year. Lots of texture and mixing of blooms will still be very trendy moving into 2019.”– Julie, @thefloralfixx, Winnipeg
Monochromatic and Modern Structures
“I think we will see the popularity of a more modern design approach that’s been quite popular in Australia. The use of phalaenopsis, anthuriums, carnations, baby’s breath, chrysanthemums, etc. in all sorts of nice, dyed colours in asymmetrical free form designs. With the 2019 Pantone colour of the year, Living Coral, we should be seeing some brighter, bolder colours in possibly monochromatic designs as well.”– Hanaki Floral Design, @hanakifloral, Vancouver
“Bowl designs with loose, organic, and simple shapes reminiscent of Ikebana, but more modern. Spray painted/dyed flowers are also coming back in a not-so-subtle way. Modern silhouettes keep it from being dated.”– Kyla Ferguson, @kylaferguson, Winnipeg
“The past few years, the garden look has been extremely popular. I see a slight shift away from the garden style, but still using natural materials. With the Pantone colour being Coral, bright colour will be a nice pop.”– Donald Yim, AIFD, @donaldyimaifd, Vancouver
“While neutrals and greenery continue to dominate the overall palette for weddings, I am seeing an increase in adding bold and bright colours with florals. Colours such as marsala, mustard and coral being a few of the favourites. I think we will continue to see the large and romantic garden style designs for years to come.”– Hawthorn Floral Atelier, @hawthorn.floral.atelier, Warman, SK
“For 2019 I predict seeing a lot more bold colours and tropical flowers! 2018 was all about neutrals and the romantic feel but bright yellows and hot pinks are making a comeback. Florals are a great way to bring in bold colours without it being overwhelming for a wedding or event.
I also predict smaller bouquet requests with more flowers than greenery. I feel like it was really popular to have large/wild bridal bouquets with tons of greenery but simplicity seems more of the mood for 2019.
Lastly I predict seeing a lot more modern and structured floral designs. With the intent that less is more.”– Faint Floral, @faintfloral, Calgary
Find more inspiration for these 2019 floral design trends on our Pinterest boards.
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