What is texture? Why is it important in floral design and furthermore event design? Well no worries y’all, our master floral designer Joseph is going to answer all the questions for us this week while we discuss principle #5 Texture!
What is Texture?
Texture in Contrast
Ok, so why is this so important in floral and event design?
“It’s extremely important because the texture of a vase, flowers, foliage and more need to be taken into account to ensure that the combined texture will have a desirable flow and consistency. Texture enhances the desired style of an arrangement.”
Of course I asked for examples, because who ever fully understands a concept without some examples!
“If you want a sleek, modern look, opt for smoother flowers and greens: Tulips, roses, branches, and grasses create a sophisticated feel, as does using a smaller mix of varieties. If you want a more romantic look focus on garden roses, peonies, and amaranthus. They have soft, delicate, and flowing textures, and feel romantic. On the opposite end, a field of wildflowers feels rustic and relaxed. Combine different sizes, shapes, and textures of your favorite blooms to increase the relaxed and rustic textures.”
“Containers can add just as much to the texture of special event floral arrangements as the flowers themselves. A shiny silver or gold finish on a vase results in a completely different look and texture than a white ceramic vase does. Polished and reflective vases imply elegance while a coarse-textured wood box is more natural and informal. If you are having a rustic themed event, choose wooden or distressed metals and vintage accents to make the most of the texture of the vase. If you are looking for a sleek, more modern design try using shiny and smooth, glass vases.”
A Quick Summary