2024 Pantone Colour of the Year – Peach Fuzz
Peaches, Peaches, Peaches, Peaches, Peaches
Peaches, Peaches, Peaches Peaches, Peaches
I love you, oh!
Sorry, I couldn’t resist! I feel like if you were to ask people what their favourite colour is, peach may not be the TOP pick for a huge percentage of people, but! This little cutie really does know how to shine. Similar to blush, peach is soft, sweet, romantic, feminine, very pretty AND it really does pair well with other colours beautifully.
I get really excited about playing with colours – seeing what looks nice together, how the different combinations can have a different feel to them, and how the colours can be used. When it comes to weddings, flowers are a FABULOUS way to use colour and can have a significant impact on the overall look and feel of your special day. I am a visual person, and I don’t think I am alone here, so I thought it would be fun to play around and show some different colour palettes that include peach, show some examples of bouquets* in that colour palette and at the end also share some of our favourite peachy flower friends. Please come along for the ride and find out if peach might just be the perfect touch your wedding needs!
*Almost all of the floral designs featured below are Calyx Floral Designs, but in order to share some palettes that aren’t as common we have shared some other designers work, all of which have been linked!
This combination is a mix of white, peach and blush. A classic bridal beauty. She is soft, delicate, elegant. She is so sweet it almost hurts. You gotta love it.
This combination white, peach, green and/or yellow. This feels fresh. Crisp. An almost citrus quality that feels very juicy.
This combination is an enchanting mix of pastel tones perfect for the spring season – pinks, peach, purples and perhaps even a little blue. You know that feeling when you happen to catch the sunrise and there is this magical rainbow of colours exploding across the sky and there are cotton candy clouds and you feel like your heart might just burst because it is so dang beautiful? Kinda like that.
This combination has antiqued tones of cream, pinks, peach, mauve and plum or burgundy. I am really loving this combo lately, I’ve got a big ol’ crushing hard on these berry like tones. This colour palette is warm and rich. It is delicious. You can change the look a lot by playing around by the ratio of colour – you can keep the core pink/peach/mauve, but play up or down the creams and plummy tones will shift the weight of the palette.
Peach, but make it fall. This combination is a modern take on fall colours with a spectrum of cream, peach, golds, terra cotta, bronze, chocolate and/or burgundy. This palette is the perfect combination of romantic and earthy. It has a Bohemian feeling to it, and the warm hues create this quintessential cozy fall vibe.
As you can see, there are no shortages of inspiring peachy palettes to consider! I would like to share some of our favourite peachy blooms, but before we get there I’m going to chat a little about locally grown flowers. We know people are thinking more about sustainability all the time, and we are thinking about it too! Our supplier are sourcing more product from local growers, and we also have relationships with growers in and around Central Alberta. Locally grown flowers are greener option because there is significantly less travel involved resulting in a much smaller carbon footprint. There is also a reduction in the chemicals used during the growing process, a shorter time in refrigerated storage AND it helps support local businesses. Those are some big pros to consider!
That said, with our shorter growing season, if you would like to incorporate some local blooms there are a few things to keep in mind. 1) Flowers are a seasonal item, and some have a shorter season than others. For example, something like peonies often bloom only for a couple of weeks, where as other flowers may bloom throughout most of the summer, like zinnias. Depending on your wedding date, local blooms, may not be an option. 2) As with all flowers, no matter how much planning is done, it is best to keep an open mind and be willing to be flexible if plans need to change. Bad storms, or a lack of moisture can really impact how the plants grow and sometimes require we deviate from the original plans. However, our designers are incredibly talented, and understand how important your special day is – should any substitutions need to be made they will be handled with care!
We have several peach flowers that we love, as I list them I will note whether they are (L) local, (C) commercial, or B (both). Pictured below we have: Queeny Lime Orange zinnias (L), Oklahoma Salmon Zinnias(L), Dahlias, available in a wide rage of varieties (B), Poppies (B), Stock (B), Queeny Lime Blush Zinnia (L), Apricotta Cosmos (L), Juliet Garden Rose (C), Ranunculus (C), Lisianthus (C) and Jana Spray Roses (C). Let us know which one is your favourite!