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Posted by FlowerColors Team at 09:32am, December 27th 2018

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Posted by FlowerColors Team at 10:00am, October 19th 2018

Flowers and Color Harmony.

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Harmony can be defined as a pleasing arrangement of parts, whether it be music, poetry, food or color. In visual experiences, harmony is something that is pleasing to the eye.

You can make better Floral work by using simple Color Harmony rules:


Primary Colors: Red, yellow and blue

In traditional color theory (used in paint and pigments), primary colors are the 3 pigment colors that cannot be mixed or formed by any combination of other colors. All other colors are derived from these 3 hues.

Secondary Colors: Green, orange and purple

These are the colors formed by mixing the primary colors.

Tertiary Colors: Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green & yellow-green

These are the colors formed by mixing a primary and a secondary color. That’s why the hue is a two word name, such as blue-green, red-violet, and yellow-orange.


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Example of an anaologous color harmony

1. A color scheme based on analogous colors

Analogous colors are any three colors which are side by side on a 12-part color wheel, such as yellow-green, yellow, and yellow-orange. Usually one of the three colors predominates.


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2. A color scheme based on complementary colors

Complementary colors are any two colors which are directly opposite each other, such as red and green and red-purple and yellow-green. In the illustration above, there are several variations of yellow-green in the leaves and several variations of red-purple in the orchid. These opposing colors create maximum contrast and maximum stability.


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color harmony in nature

3. A color scheme based on nature

Nature provides a perfect departure point for color harmony. In the illustration above, red yellow and green create a harmonious design, regardless of whether this combination fits into a technical formula for color harmony.

Why this tool...

The Flowercolors tool is created for specialists and designers in the floral business. The purpose is to search flowers by the exact color you need. All the found flowers are available on the Dutch Flowermakets.
Now you and your customers can choose exactly what colors and flowers are needed.

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Posted by FlowerColors Team at 10:00am, October 19th 2018

Using the FlowerColors tool

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The Flowercolors palette

Using the FlowerColors palette is easy.
Select a color and you will see:

  • Images of fresh cut flowers currently available on the Dutch flower markets.
  • The color code as provided on the Dutch flower markets.
  • The number of flowers found with that color.
  • The 3 ranges of colors from the selected color.
  • Download a pdf* file with all flower names, product codes and their colors.
  • Save your Favorite* colors with flower images.
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Posted by FlowerColors Team at 10:00am, October 19th 2018

The main reason most people grow and give flowers is for their colors.

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Comparing bright wild flowers from Siberia and the Sahara.

The colors that we see in flowers are caused by light reflected from various plant pigments.

Sets of chemical compounds called anthocyanidins include the basic reflective components. Temperature affects flower color too. More vivid colors are seen in flowers growing in cooler places like Alaska or Siberia.

Posted by FlowerColors Team at 10:00am, October 19th 2018

Did you know that...

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Historical gallery of Flower Auctions & Growers
  • the flower business is dominated by man. But most man are colorblind.
  • the human eye can see 16 million colors.
  • Cryptocurrency mining technology can be explained with colors! Mixing any color from the red, blue and yellow is easy, but finding the exact formula in reverse is like mining for cryptocurrency.
  • Have a look at the gallery from the Dutch Flower auction's history.

Posted by FlowerColors Team at 10:00am, October 19th 2018

Top 25 Flower colors

As you can expect, white and red are the most common flower colors.
The data is taken from 18.449 cut flowers that are currently in production and available in the markets.

Top 25 images
Top 25 of most grown colors image (top-left to right)
Top 25 chart
Top 25 of most grown colors image as a pie-chart

Posted by FlowerColors Team at 10:00am, October 19th 2018

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