With my art background, developing color palettes has always been a natural (and big) part of what I think about when brainstorming new projects to share. So every year when July Fourth rolls around, my color loving heart starts to ever-so-slightly cringe because from a color perspective, red white and blue isn’t exactly my ideal color combo.
This year though, I got to thinking about how I could come up with some less traditional ways to celebrate the occasion and one of the ideas I played around was tweaking the palette. So here’s my version of a July Fourth bouquet / centerpiece that turns those patriotic colors into something a bit more muted. There’s a floral bouquet ‘recipe’ too if you want to recreate this one at home.
Playing with a more muted / pastel version of the standard red, white, and blue I created this simple bouquet with just three different kinds of flowers. It’s a smaller arrangement (under 20 stems), so it’s super manageable and affordable too. Here’s exactly what you’ll need to create your own pastel bouquet inspired by July Fourth…
How to Make a Simple Pastel Bouquet
- 8 stems of peach or pink ranunculus
- 5 stems of white sweet pea
- 6 stems of blue tweedia
Photography Amelia Lawrence
So that’s it! What do you think of this twist on a July Fourth color palette? And aside from that…what are your plans for July Fourth?