It seems apt in this April sunshine I mention there’s been a lot of yellow in the studio recently. It’s spring so daffodils are everywhere & the tones of yellow varying greatly. A happy colour that is difficult not to like.

Daffodil. The classic yellow spring flower

Daffodil. The classic yellow spring flower

Yellow; a primary colour and sometimes similar to Ivory in that most florists will hold at least 3 different types of flowers of the colour. To refer to the colour wheel, yellow compliments it’s opposite – blues, & purples, so is often a go to when putting together blues and dark recessive tones. It also clashes so well with cerise, and lime green when lovely fun zesty, spicey arrangements are called for.

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Little party milk bottle vases with different length gerberas in ‘sundee’ & ‘harley’

Yellow can be a happy choice an unknown audience. I’ve often suggested yellow ‘tara’ roses in funeral arrangements, quite a yolk of a yellow with a suggestion of sunshine, quite a fitting tribute for sombre occasions.

lunch table arrangements often suit yellow as well, whether to allude to a particular charity of just for brighter middle of the day cheeriness rosa Tara along with the turning to orange rose ‘Marie Claire’ are the perfect lunch date.

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Rosa ‘Marie-Claire’ a lovely string yellow varying to orange at the edge

Since we are heading towards summer, this brings sunflowers into play. I recently used some smaller ‘helianthus sunrich’ stems in both funeral and event arrangements and rather than taking over the display as sometimes the huge dark centres and thick woody stems can when mentioning sunflowers they sat nicely around the varying tones of their partners.

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Variations of yellow sitting stunningly together

I seem to have used so much yellow lately, I am hoping this to be a rather good omen for a sunny British summer!