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Posted by toblersflowers on February 5, 2017 | Last Updated: February 19, 2020 floral design Flowers

Artistic Elements of Floral Design

floral designFloral Design Day is a time set aside to celebrate the talented professionals who work in the floral industry. While anyone can simply place s in a vase, expert floral designers employ the classic elements of art and design – color, texture, shape, space, ratio, line and more – in order to create truly spectacular arrangements. Here at Tobler’s Flowers, we are proud of our awesome design team. They help us to make Kansas City a little more beautiful each day.

Here are just a few of the many artistic variables that floral designers take into account when creating a new design:

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Shape determines the overall structure of the design, which is determined primarily by its style. Floral arrangements can be round or triangular, vertical or horizontal. The s the designer uses will fill in the shape. Texture will involve aesthetic choices between smooth and rough, hard and soft, or fine and coarse. These contrasting elements provide interest and depth in a design. Space helps to isolate the main features of the arrangement and give the eye a visual resting place. A skilled use of space will also allow the designer to build a sense of movement and motion.
floral designBut in floral design, the most prevalent component is color.  Designers usually choose within several color options. A monochromatic scheme utilizes varying shades of the same color, while a complementary palette provides high contrast – using two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange.  A  third color scheme chooses a triad of adjacent colors from the wheel for a rich and vibrant effect.

There are many decisions a designer makes while arranging s, proving that there is more to designing s than meets the eye. On Floral Design Day, we celebrate the designers, the artists, the professionals at Tobler’s Flowers. For a beautiful bouquet or arrangement that was created right here in Kansas City, we are the only place to call.