When creating a flower arrangement, the color of the vase can be just as important as the color of the flowers themselves. Jeff Leatham, artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, shares some examples of simple flower and vase pairings.
Coordinating by Color
Mercury and Turquoise Vases: White calla lily, hydrangea, dusty miller, succulents, and white roses
White Vases: Tulips, green hydrangea, green cymbidium, dahlia, and calla lily
Transparent Vases: Cymbidium, calla lily
Black Vases (pictured): Blue hydrangea, black calla lilies, allure and lavender "Cool Water" roses, and black spot orchids
- Remove leaves from flowers to focus attention on the blossoms.
- Add a splash of Perrier to the vase; the bubbles will cling to the stems.
- Change the water, re-cut stems, and mist flowers daily to prolong the life of an arrangement.
- At night, surround flowers with flickering votive candles for a dramatic effect.