This month we celebrate International Women’s Day, a time when women across the globe are celebrated and supported for their efforts and achievements toward gender parity, both in the workplace and in life. This year, on March 8, the floral designers at Kitty’s Flowers want to help you encourage and support the women in your life to bring balance for better every day to everything they do. Balance for Better is the movement’s theme this year- reminder that working for more gender balance will lead to a better world. Send your favorite female teacher, mentor, leader or supporter a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Encourage balance on International Women’s Day this year.
This year, the Floral Trends Forecast predicts that we will be seeing plenty of bold new floral trends everywhere we look. Kitty’s Flowers is excited to present some amazing, confident new looks to the floral decor scene. The colors and textures of this year’s focus will communicate the strength and creativity we see in our culture now. One such look, Hear Me Roar, includes bold, dynamic design featuring reds, oranges and yellows with fashion-forward teal and warm browns and grays for base tones. In a strong, confident patterns, this look is often created with multiple shades of the same tone for a textured, layered feel while designs are organized and structured for a modern, stylish presentation. With a bent toward tropical designs, look for unusual flowers in bold red designs like orchids, epidendurm and gladiolus.
The newest, hottest color this year has been announced and its name is Living Coral. The 2019 Color of the Year will be seen everywhere, from runways to living rooms, from weddings to sporting events- be ready to find Living Coral in your home, office and closet by the end of this year. This animated and life-affirming coral hue with golden undertones energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. The floral experts at Kitty’s Flowers believe the easiest and fastest way to incorporate Living Coral in your daily life is with a beautiful bouquet of flowers in the shade.
Each year as we begin anew, we tend to think about ways we can improve our health, happiness and general quality of life. At Kitty’s Flowers, we believe all of these things can be accomplished with flowers! Here’s why:
- Flowers help you breathe easier. Flowers and plants are known air purifiers, absorbing harmful toxins and impurities in the air that can lead to headaches, congestion and other cold symptoms. When you breathe cleaner air, you become more focused, think more clearly and have better concentration.
- Flowers boost creativity. Colors stimulate creative thought, so surrounding yourself with colorful blooms and fresh fragrances is a great way to open your mind to new ideas and inspire fresh thinking.
- Flowers can make you more compassionate. Taking care of another living thing has multiple health and psychological benefits, one of which is creating empathy and compassion. Become others-focused when you have something relying on you for care.
Bringing friends and loved ones together for fall get-togethers can be a classy affair, especially when you include unusual recipes and gorgeous displays of flowers. The floral experts at Kitty’s Flowers suggest serving drinks infused with edible flowers along with a fabulous centerpiece that compliments your menu.
Sometimes the best way to show support and love to someone is through flowers that communicate a powerful message. Let someone you love know how special they, and their special interests, are to you with the type or color of flowers you send. So much more can be said through the symbolism of flowers than with words alone. The floral designers at Kitty’s Flowers have created some great pieces that communicate different messages for the different people in your life.
Yes, that’s right. February, the month that brings us the biggest love holiday of all, is also officially designated “Creative Romance Month.” Here at Kitty’s Flowers we truly get in the spirit of things, shaping designs that hew to the more traditional red rose variety as well as unique pieces that capture the idea of creativity. So while you plan some outside-of-the-box dates with your special someone, make sure you pick up some creatively-styled flowers.
One of the things we love most about getting the chance to design something special for your flower gift is that what we make hasn’t existed before. There will always be something a little bit different and a little more magical about a custom work, since it relies so heavily on the creativity and expertise of the designer who makes it. Here at Kitty’s Flowers, we look forward to the creative challenge that a custom project brings.
When Pantone announced its 2018 Color of the Year, designers, florists and other creatives took note. Their intriguing choice, Ultra Violet, is meant to reflect the spirit of the times as well as the year ahead. And while this rich, dark purple may be a shade you haven’t ever thought you’d work into your decor, it’s time to think again, or so we think here at Kitty’s Flowers. Winter is the perfect time for an update to your decor scheme, or for a refresh of specific spaces. Pantone’s purple may be just the color you need to achieve both.