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Seasons are, in a word, fun. They tend to trigger very different feelings and emotions within all of us. Each season brings with it different weather, smells, activities, clothes, and joy. Each represents a different part of us, or a characteristic of our selves and our lives. For instance, spring signifies renewal, and welcomes the arrivals of new plants and flowers, while winter signals holidays like Christmas and New Years, and the many activities and celebrations. Summer brings bright sunshine, warm weather, and vacations. When we think of Fall, we may think of the leaves changing, or school starting back. All of these feelings have colors and styles associated with them, and it is important to show your love for the changing year with decoration. A great way to highlight these seasons in your home is to alter and add to your existing floral arrangements. By choosing the correct colors you can effectively piece together a fantastic floral arrangement that conveys the mood of the season.
Fall – What most people think about when asked about fall are bright and colorful leaves. Fall is also a transitional season meaning that it breaks up the harsh heat of the summer and the bitter cold of winter. Reds are popular in both summer and winter which means, that as a transition season, variations of red are popular. Deep oranges, yellows, and browns are great fall colors that mark the onset of Thanksgiving and Christmas and inspire all of the positive feelings associated with the cooler months. Another add-on to your arrangements and decorations could consist of the many symbols of Thanksgiving: pumpkins, corn, cornucopias, squash, etc. The options are limitless.
Winter – Winter is cold and can be a bit foreboding. But it’s also Christmastime and you can add some serious holiday cheer with the right floral arrangement. Christmas brings a wide variety of feelings and emotions to all people. Deep reds and greens are popular during this time and in addition to silk flowers you may want to consider adding wreaths to the existing décor. Ribbons, bows, and jingling bells will also highlight your decorations adding a little more Christmas flare to an already fantastic arrangement. If you want to really bring the holiday feel to your home, try adding some of the popular Christmas herbs to give your guests those wonderful holiday scents. You can never go wrong by adding a splash of Rosemary, Cinnamon, Lavender, Myrrh, or Ginger.
Spring – Much like fall, spring is also a transitional season, just on the other side. Spring signifies rebirth and renewal as people start to once again emerge from winter hibernation. It’s also the time of Easter, which means that pastels are very popular during spring. Baby blues, yellows, pinks… this season can be a lot of fun for floral arrangements because the color schemes do not feel quite as limited as they do in the winter. Painted Easter eggs are another fun decoration project that not only brings the whole family together, and add another touch of holiday cheer.
Summer – Summer is hot, hot, hot and the color most associated with heat is red. For the most part, though, the spring and summer colors are not dissimilar. The only major difference is that the colors of summer are deeper and more brilliant shades of spring. Instead of having predominantly lighter pastels, summer colors are shades like royal blue, canary yellow and plum purple. Independence Day is the holiday most associated with summer; so show your patriotism during early July with red, white, and blue accents. Summer is a bold season and its colors reflect that.
Keeping your floral arrangements up-to-date can be a lot of fun. Mostly, though, if you’re a business you may want to consider the color schemes associated with the feelings they evoke. If you’re looking to create a calm and warm environment, go for the oranges of the fall but if you want to up the vibrancy, consider deeper shades of red. Seasons give you a great excuse to change up your décor so use them to bring some new life into the office.