Coming to you with quick, online video content from Los Angeles Times garden writer and author, Debra Prinzing. Prinzing's "Floral Color Theory" is one-part art lesson and one-part floral recipe; all introducing color rules through blooms. It is a "paint-by-petal" course.
The five minute video lesson tags classic primary and secondary color rules to inspire and really simplify the art of designing a bouquet.
Here is a link for Debra's Floral Color Theory video: http://vimeo.com/73568246
"For DIY-designers and beginners, it's an easy guide to get started. Sometimes when you're at the flower stand or even walking through the garden, the choices are certainly beautiful, but also overwhelming. The Color Wheel ideas help organize your design process. You'll be able to create harmonious, eye-pleasing floral arrangements, centerpieces and bouquets, with a fun, paint-by-number approach." - Debra Prinzing
I let color theory and the color wheel guide my choices to combine floral elements. I'm not a perfectionist, but it's nice to know that blue tones are a complement to orange tones, for example; or that all the cool colors of the color wheel look beautiful and harmonious together, especially if I'm using a silvery vase.
Learn more about Debra at: www.debraprinzing.com
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Prinzing is the author of Slow Flowers and The 50 Mile Bouquet, a New York Times spring 2011 featured title. Her five books include Garden Writers Association Gold Award-winning Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways (Clarkson-Potter/Random House, 2008) and The Abundant Garden (Thomas Nelson Press, 2005). Prinzing is a contributing garden editor for Better Homes & Gardens. She also contributes to Garden Design, Organic Gardening, Horticulture and Fine Gardening.