On October 1, International Floral Distributors released the IFD Flower Trends 2017 report. Michael Skaff, AIFD, PFCI, AAF served as the Trend & Color Forecaster, Designer and Stylist for the issue.
The report features four trends that range from light and breezy to dramatic and intense. Read on to learn more about each!
Inspired by both French Country and formal Parisian design, this trend focuses on deeper colors such as red, ochre, graphic grey and chocolate truffle, offsetting them with misty blue, champagne gold and blush pink and sage. Featured flowers include roses, poppies, peonies, hydrangea, orchids, millet and virburnum berries.
The Force of Nature trend connects man and nature and is casually nautical. Soft blue is featured strongly along with muted patterns and aged metallic finishes. For flowers, think heirloom roses, variegated foliages, ferns and stem-dyed blooms.
Modern Wonders mixes modern sophistication and cultural antiquities. Natural and organic elements are combined with metallics. The color palette is mostly warm, with gold, copper, taupe and bronze offset by grey-blue, smoky lavender and smoky lilac. The featured flowers have a tropical bent, with red Mokara orchids, cymbidium orchids, anthurium and ginger taking center stage.
Bright and summery Into the Jungle is inspired by exotic prints, textures and both muted and brilliant jungle patterns. Colors include sun-kissed shades of orange, yellow and red alongside tropical foliage, mosses, vines, cork and bamboo. Unsurprisingly, the featured flowers are strongly tropical, including calla lilies, birds of paradise, Parakeet heliconia, oncidium orchids, pincushion protea, cymbidium orchids, freesia, celosia and wide array of foliages.
To take a deeper dive into the forecast and learn more about each trend, visit www.flowertrendsforecast.com/publication-2017. In addition to the highlights we’ve provided above, the full report also includes merchandising inspiration, container suggestions and tips on bringing each trend to life.
Which trend excites you the most? Will you be trying them out in your shop? Leave a comment below!
Image sources: FlowerTrendsForecast.com1