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What flowers are available to match my Wedding Colours?

 

 

 

Best Blooms are members of the New Zealand Professional Florists

 

When planning your wedding flowers, the key to getting a co-ordinated look is to either match or to contrast the flowers, against the colour of your bridesmaids dresses.

 

As members of New Zealand Professional Florists, we have studied the use of colour in flower design, and are able to guide you towards creating the look and the feeling you want to achieve with colour harmonies.

 

For more information on colour harmonies - see the right hand column.

Scroll down to view our lists of colours and the flowers available.

 

 

helpful hint

 

 

  • White on white - gives you a clean, longer, slimmer sillouhette.

  • Matching colour flowers on the bridesmaids dresses

As above but you do need to be aware of the colours in regards to the photography - we don't want the bouquets to get "lost".

  • Contrasting flowers - e.g. Red flowers on a white dress.

Will show off the flowers to maximum effect -very bold look, will look strong in photos, but it may diminish the detail in your wedding gown as the focus will be on the flowers.

  • Toning bouquets -
i.e. Shades of pinks on a burgundy dress - will give you a romantic, pretty and very co-ordinated look. 
 
 

COLOURS OF FLOWERS

The following lists the most popular wedding flowers in each colour available.

Please click on the colour name, to go to the list of flowers available in that colour:

 

To further help with your wedding planning you may find these other pages helpful from our site:

 

 

                                   

 

          

 

 

 

WHITE FLOWERS

Alstromeria

Amaryllis

Anemomes

Anthuriums

Aster 

Calla Lillies (Zantedeschia)

Calla Lily Childsiana (White)

Carnation Spray

Carnation Standard

Caspea

Chrysanthemums

Dahlia

Delphinium

Frangipani

Freesia

Gardenia

Gerbera

Gerbera Mini

Gladioli

Gypsophila

Hyacinths

Hydrangea

Lilac

Lily Of The Valley

Lillium Asiatic

Lillium Casablanca

Lillium Longiflorum

Lisianthus

Nerine

Orchid Cymbidium (with pink throat)

Orchid Paphiopedilum - Slipper

Orchid Phaleonopsis - Moth

Orchid Singapore / Dendrobium

Paper Whites

Paeony

Poppy

Protea King

Protea Other Varieties

Ranunculus

Rose

Rose Miniature

Scabiosa

Snapdragon

Statice

Stephanotis

Stock

Thryptomene

Trachelium

Tuberose

Tulip

Water Lily

Zinnia

 
 
 

CREAM FLOWERS

Carnation Spray

Carnation Standard

Celosia Plume

Dahlia

Earlicheer

Freesia

Gerbera

Gerbera Mini

Lillium Asiatic

Orchid Cymbidium

Orchid Polymin     (Mini Cymbidium)

Rose

Rose Miniature

Tulip

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BURGUNDY FLOWERS

Amaranthus

Anthuriums

Aster 

Calla Lillies (Zantedeschia)

Carnation Spray

Carnation Standard

Celosia Plume

Chrysanthemums

Dahlia

Gerbera

Gerbera Mini

Hydrangea

Leucodendron Varieties

Orchid Cymbidium

Orchid Polymin     (Mini Cymbidium)

Orchid Paphiopedilum - Slipper

Paeony

Ranunculus

Rose

Rose Miniature

Snapdragon

Stock

Tulip

Zinnia

 
 
 

RED FLOWERS

Alstromeria

Amaryllis

Anemomes

Anthuriums

Berries

Carnation Spray

Carnation Standard

Celosia Brain

Freesia

Gerbera

Gerbera Mini

Gladioli

Hypericum

Kangaroo Paw

Leucodendron Varieties

Lillium Asiatic

Lillium Valotta

Nerine

Orchid Cymbidium

Orchid Polymin     (Mini Cymbidium)

Orchid Singapore / Dendrobium

Poppy

Rose

Rose Miniature

Tulip

Waratah

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PINK and CERISE FLOWERS

Alstromeria

Anemomes

Anthuriums

Aster 

Calla Lillies (Zantedeschia)

Carnation Spray

Carnation Standard

Caspea

Celosia Plume

Chrysanthemums

Dahlia

Freesia

Gerbera

Gerbera Mini

Gladioli

Hyacinths

Hydrangea

Larkspur

Lillium Asiatic

Lillium Stargazer (cerise pink)

Lillium La Reve (Pale pink)

Lisianthus

Nerine

Orchid Cymbidium

Orchid Polymin     (Mini Cymbidium)

Orchid Singapore / Dendrobium

Paeony

Poppy

Protea King

Protea Other Varieties

Ranunculus

Rose

Rose Miniature

Snapdragon

Stock

Thryptomene

Tulip

Water Lily

Zinnia

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PURPLE / MAUVE / LILAC FLOWERS

Ageratum

Alstromeria

Anemomes

Aster 

Callicarpa

Campanula Canterbury Bells

Carnation Spray

Carnation Standard

Caspea

Chrysanthemums

Erica Assorted

Freesia

Gladioli

Gypsophila

Hydrangea

Larkspur

Lavender

Liatris

Lilac

Lisianthus

Orchid Phaleonopsis - Moth

Orchid Singapore / Dendrobium

Rose

Scabiosa

Statice

Stock

Trachelium

Tulip

Violets

Water Lily

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BLUE FLOWERS

Agapanthus mini/large

Anemomes

Bluebells

Borage

Cornflower

Delphinium

Delphinium Belladonna

Forget-me-not

Gentian

Hyacinths

Hydrangea

Iris

Love in the Mist (Nigella)

Sea Holly

Tweedia

Viburnum Berries

Water Lily

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GREEN FLOWERS

Amaranthus

Anemomes

Anthuriums

Bells Of Ireland

Berries

Berzelea

Beupleurum

Calla Lillies Green Goddess

Carnation Spray

Carnation Standard

Celosia (Brain & Plume)

Chrysanthemums

Gladioli

Hydrangea

Hypericum

Foliage

Leucodendron Varieties

Lisianthus

Orchid Cymbidium

Orchid Polymin     (Mini Cymbidium)

Orchid Paphiopedilum - Slipper

Orchid Phaleonopsis - Moth

Orchid Singapore / Dendrobium

Phyllica

Pussy Willow

Queen Annes Lace

Ranunculus

Rose

Rose Miniature

Wheat Fresh

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YELLOW FLOWERS

Achillea Yarrow

Calla Lillies (Zantedeschia)

Carnation Spray

Carnation Standard

Chrysanthemums

Daffodil

Freesia

Gerbera

Gerbera Mini

Kangaroo Paw

Lillium Asiatic

Orchid Cymbidium

Poppy

Ranunculus

Rose

Rose Miniature

Snapdragon

Sol D' Ors

Solidaster

Sunflower

Tulip

 
 
 

ORANGE / TERRACOTTA FLOWERS

Alstromeria

Banksia Small

Calla Lillies (Zantedeschia)

Calendula

Carnation Spray

Carnation Standard

Chinese Lantern

Chrysanthemums

Freesia

Gerbera

Gerbera Mini

Lillium Asiatic

Marigold

Poppy

Ranunculus

Rose

Rose Miniature

Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise)

Sunflower

Tulip

Zinnia

 
 
 

BROWN FLOWERS

Anthuriums

Boronia

Calla Lillies (Zantedeschia)

Chrysanthemums

Dahlia

Gerbera

Gerbera Mini

Leucodendron Varieties

Orchid Cymbidium

Orchid Polymin     (Mini Cymbidium)

Orchid Paphiopedilum - Slipper

Orchid Singapore / Dendrobium

Rose

Vines and twigs

Zinnia

 
 
 
THE COLOUR WHEEL
Colour wheel showing colour harmonies.  Tints, tones and shades.
The colour wheel - used for creating colour harmonies and matching your wedding flowers to your Bridesmaids gowns.

 

CREATING A COLOUR HARMONY

Working within a colour harmony for your bridal bouquets will create a co-ordinated look that is pleasing to the eye, enhances your wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses and gives you gorgeous wedding photos.

The right colour matching can even make you look slimmer!

 

  • ANALOGOUS COLOURS      
    -White flowers on white wedding dress
Picture shows an analogous colour harmony.

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

In relation to wedding flowers, this is why white flowers with greenery in several shades from lime to dark forest green, look so good against white wedding gowns.
White on white gives you a clean, fresh look, it will make you look taller and slimmer as it does not "cut your sillouhette in half", the soft, restful colour harmony will certainly be pleasing to the eye.

 

  • COMPLIMENTARY COLOURS
Picture shows a complimentary colour harmony.

Complementary colours are any two colours 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 colours create maximum contrast and maximum stability.

For wedding flowers this gives you a bold, striking look, for example an yellow bouquet against a violet bridesmaids dress. 

Eye-catching and very popular.

 

  • MONOCHROMATIC COLOURS

Monochromatic colours are sets of colours that sit on the same column as another on the artist's colour wheel.  They are tints and shades of the same hue.

For example on a pink bridesmaids dress, a pretty bouquet in shades of soft pink, rose, cerises through to dark burgundy would be in this colour harmony.  These create a very compatable colour match - very soothing and balanced design.

Photo of wedding boquet shows a monochromatic colour harmony.

This pretty brides bouquet in shades of pinks through to white is an example of a monchromatic colour harmony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo of white brides bouquet of roses and carnations

A classic white on white bridal bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

picture of bridesmaids bouquet of plum calla lillies and ming fern

A monochromatic colour harmony of bridesmaids flowers of dark plum and burgundy calla lillies against burgundy bridesmaids dresses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo of red rose wedding flowers

A very effective contrast: Red Bridal bouquet of red roses against a white gown. Draws your eye to the flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

picture of pretty pink brides bouquet

Classic pink hand-tied wedding bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo of wedding bouquet of purple roses

Bridesmaids bouquet of lilac coloured - "Cool Water" roses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo of traditional trailing bouquet in blue and white

Fresh and pretty - Blue and white trailing bridal bouquet

 

 

 

 

picture of bridesmaids bouquet of green hydrangea flowers

Bridesmaids flowers of green hydrangea, fern and pretty beads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo of yellow sunflower wedding bouquet

Wedding bouquet of lovely yellow sunflowers and broom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

picture of orange and brown wedding flowers

Country style bridal flowers in

mixed orange shades.

 

 

 

 

photo of New Zealand style wedding bouquet in shades of brown.

Kiwiana style trailing bouquet of Vanilla Anthuriums, singapore orchids and brown feathers, to tone with bride's gorgeous, brown silk dress.