Flower Color Guide
By Darroch and Michael Putnam
The ultimate color-by-color flower reference guide - from New York's pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam
Planning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the color of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Color Guide is the first reference book to organize flower types by color, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative color schemes - and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to color, Flower Color Guide is to flowers.
Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, with stunning photography taken by Putnam & Putnam in their Brooklyn studio, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested color schemes. A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers.
Michael and Darroch Putnam have built a reputation for romantic, dramatic floral arrangements and installations using color as their guiding principle - here, they share their knowledge with readers worldwide: "This is the book we wished we had when we started doing flowers."
"Like a Pantone guide for flowers, this glorious book is a survey of 400 plants and their colours."—Bloom
"Lush new book Flower Colour Guide, by New York florists Darroch and Michael Putnam, shows off 400 flowers alongside suggested colour schemes and care guides. It's the perfect source for planning next year's garden revamp."—The Guardian, Weekend magazine
"[A] ridiculously enjoyable pint-sized book full of blooms familiar and exotic, all arranged by hue."—House Beautiful
"Famous florists Putnam & Putnam made us fall in love with cut flowers again. Their artistic arrangements are not at all simple to pull off, but the duo's first book, which features the best floral varieties in every color of the rainbow, is a good place to start!"—Architectural Digest Online