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Whether you’re decorating flowers for an event or for your home, you’ll need to pick the right color scheme. Fiesta Flowers can help you pick the right color scheme for any occasion.

1. Be familiar with the color wheel

You’re most likely familiar with the color wheel, which is made up of basic hues or colors. The wheel represents the relationships between the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.

To give you a quick review, the primary colors are red, green, and blue. Secondary colors are composed of yellow, magenta and cyan. Tertiary colors are red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, and red-violet.

The color wheel can help you establish your design process.

If you’re planning for a vibrant look, use complementary colors. Choose colors that appear across each other on the wheel. For example, red and green, blue and orange, or yellow and purple. When placed side by side, complementary colors intensify each other’s color.

For a romantic or comforting decoration, go for analogous colors. These are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. You may opt for greens (blue-green, green, yellow green) or reds (red-orange, red, red-violet).

You can also try triadic colors. These are the three colors that are of equal distance from one another on the color wheel. Examples of these are yellow, red and blue or green, orange and violet.

Remember to consider the colors of every part of the flower that you’ll use. The color wheel is about creating balance and harmony. You should even consider the colors of the vase you’ll use.


2. Do some color psychology.

Colors have mental and emotional effects on people. When doing a floral arrangement, consider the overall mood of the place. How do you want your guests to feel when they walk into the room? Do you want them to feel passionate? Lively? Solemn?

Here are some basic ideas about color psychology. Colors fall under two main categories – warm or cool.

Warm colors cause the feeling of warmth. Examples of warm colors are red, orange, and yellow.



The color red stimulates feelings of passion. A red Rose or Lily symbolizes strong feelings of attraction towards someone.


Orange represents vibrancy, energy, joy, and happiness. Marigold, for example, symbolizes a cheery disposition.


Yellow flowers symbolize a positive outlook, good health and respect. A good example for this is the Sunflower, which signifies friendship and happiness.

Cool colors help make you calm and inspire you to be creative. The colors blue, green, and purple represent the cool colors.


This color symbolizes freshness, good fortune, liveliness and renewal. Succulents symbolize timeless love. They’re perfect for weddings and anniversaries.


The color blue represents loyalty, trust, calmness and support. The Iris, blue Delphinium, and Morning Glory are the perfect flowers to represent these feelings.


This color signifies creativity, power and luxury. You may use flowers such as Tulips, Orchids or Lilac.


3. Find out which flowers are in bloom for that season.

Check if the flowers or the colors you’re pining for are in season or are naturally available. It would help if you’re only more specific about the colors than the type of flowers. The colors are generally more important to the design outcome than the type of flowers included in the arrangement.


4. Get help

If you have non-conventional color combinations, you may ask for help from our professional florists. We will let you know if the colors you choose will work or will look odd. Get in touch with Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts in Tempe today.