Fall is the time of year to celebrate warm colors and rich tones. This year fall fashion encourages us to enjoy warm shades of orange, dusty pink, coral, rich reds and burgundies, dark purple, chocolate brown, warm grays, and a surprisingly bright blue-green hue. Of course we want our floral arrangements to match the season as much as our fashion does, so I have come up with some flower recommendations for the cooler, yet cozier fall season. There are many flowers in the fall color palette, and some also provide warming textures, such as the colorful Celosia. Celosia, also known as “coxcomb”, is a delightful ornamental plant that comes in yellow-green, a rich orange-pink, and can sometimes be bright red. In addition to coming in the perfect fall colors, celosia has a furry texture, which is very similar to that of a warm wool sweater!
Dahlias are another great fall flower that can come in a variety of autumn colors. Dahlias can be yellow, orange, and sometimes a near black shade of burgundy. These flowers are full and round with a silky texture, they add great beauty to any arrangement. Ornamental cabbage is another unique item that can be added to spice up any arrangement. This cabbage will add a little touch of green that will make all the reds, oranges, and yellows in any arrangement seem even more vibrant. There are also the flowers that are available all year. Roses, gerbera, and orchids can come in many of the fall colors. When thinking of giving an arrangement based on the fall colors, consider stepping outside of the box. Use complementary colors, such as purple and yellow or red and green, to make a vibrant statement. Have fun choosing colors and flowers that reflect the way you feel in this season of change!