It’s hard not to get caught up in the drama of prom season, and the last thing you want to be worrying about is how well your flowers match your dress. At Matlack Florist, we’ve composed a list of the top prom colors for 2017 and how to compliment them best with your floral accessories.
White or Nude
If you’re attending the prom in classic white or nude, you don’t have to settle for just white flowers! This blank palette is a fun way to add pops of any color. Try complimenting your flowers with your jewelry in tones of silver or gold, or adding bling jeweled accents to brighten up your bouquet. A fun trend emerging again this season is the organic, flowy abundance of varying foliage to add a textured look. For example, dusty miller is a fun type of green that has a grey, velvety tone that compliments any white dress. Try this look with any white or nude dress and the only thing you’ll have to worry about being pale is your date when they see you all dolled up!
A big trend in color that we’re seeing this year for prom dresses is blush pink, baby blue, and lavender. What a lot of prom-goers do not realize is when you match your dress color as closely as you can with your flowers, the blooms tend to blend in with the background of your dress. This can be improved by choosing different tones of colors. For example, a lavender dress looks spectacular with deep tones of plum, magenta, and violet. This way, the flowers pop against the pastel tones of the dress. Another way to enhance your pastel dress color is to mix a wide array of pastel colors in your bouquet. Pale pinks, whites, yellows, purples, and greens create a watercolor rainbow, perfect for a flawless prom look.
Blue is one of those colors that doesn’t match as well with different tones, unlike pinks which can compliment light baby pink, to hot pink, and mauve with ease. Additionally, there are not a huge selection of truly blue flowers, so choices are limited in that aspect. Contrary to what you can find on the internet, blue roses or calla lilies do not actually grow naturally, and are spray painted or dyed. To better your floral look with a blue dress, you have a few options. Succulents and air plants have become trendy again this season, and can be wired into any prom bouquet for a blue tint. Blue hydrangeas are almost always available and can add a sizeable blue base to add in complimenting colors. Also, think about using flowers that aren’t in blue, but compliment the tone. For example, yellows, pinks, or oranges can really give a blue dress a punch of fun color.
Traditionally, black dresses are paired with either white or red flowers, but it’s time to think outside the box! Black provides the perfect backdrop to showcase bright jewel tones like canary yellows, cobalt blues, and hot pinks. Try pairing your flowers with metal wiring, jewels, or beading. A black dress will make these accents pop without taking away or distracting like it would in a more colorful dress. One flower that does have a tone of black is the Anemone. The black center provides that dark hue without overpowering the rest of the bouquet. This dark tone also shows in privet berry, which is a dark navy blue and can be used as a complimenting filler with a black dress.
Whatever blooms you choose, be sure to remember that flowers are meant to compliment, not necessarily match completely. The use of multiple hues and colors provides a beautiful and unique look that will take your prom night look to the next level. If you still have color complimenting questions, feel free to ask us what might look best with your color dress. You’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for here to complete the perfect prom style!