Whenever a new year rolls around, you have to expect a whole new floral fad to go along with it! Although 2016 focused on compact arrangements styled after European influence using soft and neutral colors, 2017 is showing signs of a completely different look for the future. Architecturally inspired pieces are being scene photographed on the hottest industry covers and are likely to be the next big thing in flowers! Sticks, branches, leaves and other minimalistic material are being sought to replace “bushier” blooms such as hydrangeas and asters. Orchids such as cymbidiums are replacing these blossoms and changing the “smoothed out” style to a much brasher, funkier appeal. Think sleek, sharp and tightly groomed, florists are after this edgier method of combining stems and hopeful that Bostonians will take to the trend. Pastels and even hues are also out and have been replaced by tones that acutely contrast one another in ways never seen before. A year ago, we would have thought these colors clashed but now experts can’t get enough of the fascinating demarcation. We’re raising the bar for floral design in 2017 so take a peek at what’s going to be hot and what’s not!
In - Orchids continue to be the mainstay. Vandas, Miltonia, Cymbidiums and Phaelenopsis.
In - Reds, blues and Greens for colors. Check out the new Black Pearl rose from Rosa Prima.
Out - round, mounded and compacted arrangements. It's about time this design style has died. While appreciated in its simplicity, skilled floral designers have grasped the importance of symmetry and framing each flower.
Out - Blush Pinks, Cream and White-All Pastels. 2017 is all about colors and energy. If we can have an orange president. Expect lime greens, purples, deep reds and greens to pop the landscape.