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FLORAL TRENDS forecast

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HITOMI GILLIAM, AIFD Floral Trends Forecast 20l2 has been prepared by Hitomi Gilliam, AIFD, a leading floral artist and educator and Director of Education for Design358. Hitomi articulates the emerging floral design styles based on her uncanny ability to interpret today’s fashion and event trends. Here Hitomi creates floral styling sure to create impact and stir emotions at your next event.

DAVID KESLER, AIFD Photography for Floral Trends Forecast was provided and directed by David Kesler, AIFD. With his wife Leanne, David is the co-owner of Floral Design Institute, Inc, a leading floral design education firm with locations in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. David’s photography work has graced every edition of the Floral Trends Forecast creating magic on paper and bringing Hitomi’s creations to life.

IFD International Floral Distributors©

INTERNATIONAL FLORAL DISTRIBUTORS, INC. International Floral Distributors, Inc. (IFD) is a consortium of floral distributors with 45 locations across the United States providing quality fresh flowers and florist supplies to event specialists. IFD is owned by 18 likeminded floral wholesale distributors who are dedicated to serving the unique needs of companies that specialize in floral products. For a complete list of IFD locations visit www.ifdinc.org.

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“Nothing creates more emotional impact than flowers. Through color, shape, texture and, the designers ability to create movement, flowers stir emotions and create a positive environment. Lifting, inspiring, fulfilling.”

IFD presents ….. Floral Trends Forecast 20 I 2 emerging event floral stylings and colors Designs by: Hitomi Gilliam, AIFD Design358 Photography by : David Kesler, AIFD Floral Design Institute

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766 RASPBERRY

124 PINK PETUNIA

CITRUSfuchsia Vibrant and fresh hues compete to capture attention and spread energy. The color palette pivots around raspberry and

780 PERFECT PINK

bright pinks with citrus popsicle orange and a touch of bud green and bright yellow that spike the look up. Passion and

786 FUCHSIA

energy merge with the bright colors of Gloriosa Lilies, Craspedia, Zinnias, Gerberas, Colorful Chrysanthemums, and Vibrant Roses. Vessels with clean lines in clear or colored glass help define the look. Plastic or glass pieces can be frosted or transparent but need to be bright and full of optimism like

777 CORAL

the color palette of the flowers. Design accents of colored aluminum wire, colored sticks, beads and bling emulate the 775 ORANGE

129 TIGER LILY

DESIGN MASTER COLORS CODES

color palette Raspberry Pink Hot Pink Fuchsia Coral Orange Fresh Green

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carefree heart and soul of the youthful optimism of this theme.


f lowers Zinnias Gerberas Gloriosa Lily Chrysanthemums Garden Roses Spray Roses Craspedia

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775 ORANGE

129 TIGER LILY

TROPICALbreeze A leisurely tropical paradise, where mind and soul find relaxation and renewal. A feeling of refreshing energy flows as this design style sends waves of energy to all the guests. Oncidium spray orchids create a graceful horizontal movement, giving the impression of a soft ocean breeze. Perfect for placement down the middle of long banquet tables. Narrow and long containers made of bamboo, woven basket, pottery or glass keep the base of the design nice and slim. The base is kept uncluttered and light, but weighted with use of river rocks, sand, crushed glass or water pearl/ice. Acolyte LEDs

791 ASPEN YELLOW

or candles embedded at the base provide subtle lighting. The style can be expanded to any bright tropical color theme and can be 133 FRESH GREEN

676 BASIL

DESIGN MASTER COLORS CODES

color palette Orange Melon Gold Yellow Lime Apple Green

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accessorized with smaller matching centerpieces.


f lowers Dendrobiums Aranda Orchids Cymbidiums Pittosporum Pincushion Protea Anthuriums Calathea Hala Whaleback Flax

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Plantescence 123 WILLOW BRANCH

Very modern and mindful, yet very organic theme appealing to our eco-friendly yet fashionable lifestyle. With a sense of fresh

676 BASIL

airiness and natural lightness this design style provides impact with a feeling of sustainability and simple beauty. The color palette as the namesake indicates range in all shades of greens (from yellow green to blue green), white and natural earth tones. Incorporating plants and greenery enhances the feeling of natural beauty and reinforces our desire for a simpler, less impactful indulgence. Easily accented with black and soft metallics. Containers and accessories of clear glass, colored glass and opalescence along with stainless steel, chrome and

133 FRESH GREEN

752 PRAIRIE GRASS

798 GRAY FLANNEL

DESIGN MASTER COLORS CODES

color palette White Champagne Silver Basil Fresh Green Prairie Grass Green Platinum

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champagne metallics are best.


f lowers Phalenopsis Dendrobium Orchids Hydrangea Aechmea Various succulents and small textured foliage plants

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133 FRESH GREEN

752 PRAIRIE GRASS

767 BASIL

CULINARYcapers The garden overflows with this natural and herbal theme, exquisitely textural with a combination of aromatics from herbs and flowers. Selections of herbs and garden flowers in this table design enhances the taste of the meal and the ambiance of the occasion. Pairing the flowers and the food adds another gourmet dimension creating a magical experience. A number of monochromatic color themes could be utilized when used with shades of garden greens by simply selecting a range of flower types you would naturally find in the garden. Cut crystal or clear glass containers or its acrylic counterpart can be lit up with LEDs from underneath to add impact and

139 LILAC

762 HYACINTH

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DESIGN MASTER COLORS CODES

color palette Prairie Grass Green Basil Green Gray Green Lavender Violet White

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stir the excitement of guests.


f lowers Roses Lavender Trachelium Stock Scabiosa Echinops Phlox

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