Floral Design Trends

As with any creative art form, floral design is subject to the influence of many factors including: fashion clothing trends, architecture and interiors, mass media, social media and celebrity culture. At Floral Design Institute, ongoing trends are intimately observed and analyzed so that we can assist professional floral designers stay up to date with the latest floral trends.

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A gorgeous wedding bouquet in a peach and pink color palette mixes lovely luxury materials like garden roses, ranunculus, spray roses, blueberries, hypericum, lamb’s ear, and rosemary.

Wedding Trends 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed the wedding and event business for floral designers. What will post-covid weddings be like? In this video Leanne Kesler AIFD discusses the trends forecasted for upcoming 2020 weddings.

A beautiful boho style wedding floral design in a peach and pink color palette combines different kinds of garden roses, hanging amaranthus, and local flowers and foliage in a lovely garden urn.

Wedding Trends For 2018

Eclectic is the word for wedding trends in 2018. Social Media allows brides to see and explore trends as they occur throughout the world. The result is that wedding couples seeking to establish their own style, their own trends. In this video Leanne explores the most popular flowers, colors, decor and design styles that the eclectic, adventuresome brides are choosing for 2018.

One trend for the Christmas season includes the cozy cabin Christmas: a woodland inspired floral design which mixes evergreens, mossy and berry branches, and holiday ornaments in a birch bark container with a pinecone wreath as well.

Cozy Cabin Christmas

One of the four trends for the 2015 holiday season Cozy Cabin Christmas is a celebration of the natural woodlands. Leanne creates a unique birch bark covered container to hold her Christmas arrangement filled with evergreens, mosses, berries and a bit of whimsy. Enjoy!

One trend for the Christmas season includes the Christmas in gold like that of this holiday floral centerpiece which mixes white hydrangeas, evergreens, gilded Italian ruscus, and gold and champagne holiday ornaments.

Christmas In Gold

One of the four trends for the 2015 holiday season, Christmas In Gold is the evolution of soft blush colors of year’s past, this trend is bright bold and fabulous. Leanne explores this trend as she creates a extravagant Christmas centerpiece filled with glitter and gold accents. Enjoy!

One trend for the Christmas season includes Crystal Ice like that of this holiday floral design which mixes lavender roses, baby’s breath, gilded foliage, and silver and white holiday ornaments.

Crystal Ice Christmas

One of the four trends for the 2015 holiday season, Crystal Ice is a focus on silver, white, glass, reflection, glitter and sparkle. In this video clip Leanne explores this trend as she demonstrates a fabulous elevated centerpiece using an “inside-out” technique. You will love this…

One trend for the Christmas season includes Christmas joy like that of this floral design which mixes evergreens and red carnations with fun and whimsical holiday ornaments.

Christmas Joy

One of the four trends for the 2015 holiday season, Christmas Joy is fun and festive, a return to childhood and everything that makes you happy. The colors are red and green, plus blue and yellow, the bright primary colors. Leanne demonstrates a delightful Christmas centerpiece as she explores this trend. Enjoy!

A lovely and casual spring floral design in muted colors combines anemones, ranunculus, tulips, hyacinths, vines, camellia leaves, and blooming branches.

Spring Flower Trends

Spring flowers such as daffodils, tulips and iris are always popular. However, each season brings a new palette of flowers proving popular with the consumers. This spring the bright primary colors are being replaced with softer colors; blush, neutrals and whites. Enjoy Leanne’s exploration of spring flower trends.

One trend for the Christmas season includes woodlands natural like that of this floral design which mixes evergreens, tillandsia, pine cones, a succulent wreath, kiwi vine, and a bird’s nest with holiday ornaments.

Christmas Trends Woodlands Natural

One of the four trends identified for the upcoming Christmas Season, the inspiration for Woodlands Natural is the natural world around us. Traditional evergreens plus bark, mosses, lichens, rocks, sticks, cones and pods; these natural items create a comfortable, warm environment. The addition of burlap, bird’s nests, and soft hued Christmas balls completes the look.

One trend for the Christmas season includes champagne glow like that of this floral design which mixes cedar, Quicksand and Vendela roses, snowberry, and gilded salal with candles and bling.

Christmas Trends Champagne Glow

One of the four trends identified for the upcoming Christmas Season, Champagne Glow is elegant and sophisticated. This trend focuses on neutral colors; the pastels and blushes updated with gold, copper and chocolate. Candlelight is essential to this trend, along with pearls, metallic beads and uniquely shaped containers.

One trend for the Christmas season includes an update of the classic holiday style like that of this floral wreath which mixes evergreens and cymbidium orchids with holiday ornaments and bling.

Christmas Trends Classic Holiday

One of the four trends identified for the upcoming Christmas Season, Classic Holiday is an update of the traditional red and green Christmas. The colors focus in on green and a darker composite of green hues. The style is traditional, but updated with orchids and contemporary techniques.

One trend for the Christmas season is crystal sparkle like that in this holiday arrangement, which mixes Phalaenopsis orchids, carnations, hanging amaranths, gilded evergreens, galax leaves, flocked branches, and holiday ornaments in a crystal compote.

Christmas Trends Crystal Sparkle

One of the four trends identified for the upcoming Christmas Season, Sparkling Crystal is inspired by the animated movie “Frozen”. Think about ice, crystals, and diamonds, cold and crisp, accented with silver and white. Then add glitter, lots and lots of glitter.

A hot trend in the floral world, flowers to wear pieces like this elegant floral necklace mix bling with beautiful materials like dancing lady orchids, berzillia berries, succulents, and other florets.

Floral Jewelry Trends

Floral Jewelry is one of the hottest trends in the floral world. Much more than a corsage or boutonniere; floral jewelry is jewelry with floral blossoms replacing the jewels. Leanne demonstrates the techniques for creating a bracelet, hairpiece, ring and an elegant necklace.

A beautiful Valentine’s Day holiday floral design uses a hot pink heart topped with miniature cymbidium orchids and wrapped in lily grass, all set on a bed of pink sea glass.

Valentines Day Trends

The key trends for Valentine’s Day 2014 are detailing, personalization and bling. Leanne demonstrates several unique designs and several new techniques and products as she discusses trends for Valentine’s Day.

A bright and beautiful floral design mixes several multi-colored large and small Gerbera daisies in orange, pink, yellow and dark red for a lovely effect.

Color Trends

The Pantone color of the year is Radiant Orchid, a lovely hue in the violet spectrum. A blend of red and blue, this creative, inspiring color leads the colors trends for 2014. Rounding out the trending colors this year are hues of blue, grays, nudes, blushed pastels, and of course, the ubiquitous festive brights.

Halloween designs become stylish and elevated when pumpkins are color enhanced, using either silver and gold metallic or black and white paint, then adding some unique trims.

Halloween Trends

The traditional fire colors of autumn plus pumpkins and gourds will always be with us. But, two new trends are emerging for Halloween. The first is the use of gold and silver metallics, oh so elegant. The second is the contracting colors of black and white. There are lots of new design ideas and techniques in this video.

A beautiful floral halo is created by stringing delicate stephanotis blossoms onto silver aluminum wire for a lovely effect.

Beaded Halo

On of the hottest trends in weddings is the floral halo and floral crown. The floral halo is generally simpler a less voluminous than the floral crown. Often the floral halo is constructed with many blossoms of the same species. In this video clip Leanne demonstrates the use of the stephanotis blossom in creating several styles of beaded halos.

Prom flowers can be worn in the hair, as a necklace, ring, or belt, on the ankle, or on the arm like this lovely wrist corsage with a pink rose placed on a delicate bracelet and tied with sheer ribbon streamers.

Prom Trends

Prom flowers are fresh, exciting and creative. It is so refreshing to see young people rejecting the old traditional corsage that floral designers have come to dread. “Anything Goes” is that mantra for today’s flowers, as long as the designs are creative, new and hot. No longer are flowers worn exclusively as a traditional corsage. Flowers can be worn in the hair, as a necklace, a ring, a belt or on the ankle.

One trend for the Christmas season includes the natural look like that of this holiday floral design which mixes miniature orchids, kiwi vine, sphagnum moss, succulents, and holiday ornaments.

Christmas Trends

There are a number of exciting trends in this holiday season. We have focused on what we see as the three most dominate trends; Snow, Natural and Traditional Red. Snow is white, white flowers and feathers accented with icy crystals and sparkle. Natural reflects our respect for the environment and desire to surround ourselves with natural materials. Finally, Traditional Red, but with a twist; natural handcrafted materials predominate.

Trendy flowers can be described as feminine, lacy, and ruffled with multiple petals like those found in this bright and beautiful bouquet which features pink, yellow, and orange roses with green trick dianthus.

Hot & Trendy Flowers

Overall the trendy flowers can be described as feminine, lacy, and ruffled with multiple petals. The flowers can also be described as old fashioned, think of Grandmas Garden; Hydrangeas, Garden Roses, Ranunculus, Peonies and Dahlias with colors all across the board. The old standards, Carnations and Babies Breath return to complete the trend. We will see the popularity of these flowers continue for several years.

A lovely bouquet mixes roses, craspedia, solidaster, yarrow, dusty miller, and a touch of bling, all in a stylish color palette of yellow paired with silver gray.

Summer-Trends,Yellow-Silver

Every season, a color pairing rises above the rest and quickly becomes the favorite. Right now, sunny yellow is taking center stage. Paired with various shades of gray, it is stylish and bright without being over-the-top. For a sophisticated look, add in a touch of shiny silver. This trend, found in both fashion and home decor is fabulous interpreted with fresh flowers.