Whether we like it or not, summer has come and gone. It is now time to get inspired by autumn so you can help your clients celebrate the fall season with magical floral designs.
To help inspire you, we got our 2022 #FSLiving Featured Florist to take over our Instagram to create some magic with products from our Fall and Holiday Catalogue.
Read below for some of Cory’s hot takes on what trends he expects to see this fall, or scroll to the bottom to watch his live recording.
Declaring the Season the Colour Pink
Cory has decided that this fall will be marked by pink and coral hues. I know what you’re thinking – this is not a typical pallet of the season, but Cory has been inspired by pink for its ability to add a fresh feeling to a floral design, making it that much more magical. He still loves how moody burgundies and dark coppers come together but thinks a touch of pink adds that extra special feeling. It is also a fun way of bringing a lasting summer vibe into your fall creations.
Using Drieds in Floral Arrangements
To go with his pink pallet, Cory has been embracing neutral coloured drieds that are super architectural and have substance to them. He is always looking for something that will look really cool in a floral arrangement and that lasts a bit longer. Drieds are the perfect way to pull everything in your floral design together and are great if you want to gain additional height and texture.
We are starting to see a trend toward people wanting to be engaged in spaces that feel natural and sustainable, and using drieds is a great way to achieve both. Because they add that extra natural and sustainable feel to any environment, they are great to have on hand if you are lacking whimsical inspiration when designing.
Don’t be scared to get too neutral, Cory says. We’re seeing a lot of modern interiors focusing on neutral hues that incorporate colourful accents. This is also happening within our industry as clients are trending toward neutral floral designs with that perfect touch of colour instead of bright traditional fall colours.
How Cory Finds inspiration
When Cory lacks inspiration, he likes to get out and walk the floors of Florists Supply. He starts by picking one item and seeing what else he can add to that. His goal is to get a bundle of products that compliment that one initial item and will allow him to take a step back to see how the colours are playing with each other. Often this is how he has created some of his most awe-inspiring pallets to work with.
Sometimes this can be harder to do with the cooler items, but having some of your favourite varieties in mind will help you envision your floral design. You should also walk into the cooler and pick out some new varieties to experiment with to see if they can be incorporated into your design to give it a unique look. When Cory does this, he is sure to note what fresh product works well with each other to help him in a future selection process.
Cory thinks that it is best to build a spectrum when working with fresh flowers. He doesn’t like to think of how one or two colours will work together but how up to twenty will come together in a floral design. He looks at how different types of greenery and hues play with each other to create something magical and visually inspiring.
Tune in below for all of Cory’s Fall tips and insights. #FSLiving