Floral Color Palette: Color Combinations for Flower Arrangements presents color combination ideas together with flowers in corresponding colors. The color schemes are based in four primary tones: Pastel, Vivid, Smokey and Dark. In addition to introductory pages highlighting fundamental color theory, each scheme is accompanied with beautiful full-color photographs. Floral design beginners and flower lovers of all kinds will enjoy pouring through the pages. A first-of-its-kind book dedicated to color combinations in floral design. This is the ‘back story fo Mieko Sakaguch, author of Floral Color Palette.
Tell us about you and your experience in the floral industry.
It’s been about 25 years since I started flower design. I have written 5 books on flowers and colors. Translated versions of the books are available in Taiwan and China. I am a flower and color teacher in Japan. Recently, I had an online lesson on floral color with Taiwanese students.
Tell us about your book?
This is a book where you can feel the joy of matching the colors of flowers.
What inspired you to write it?
Color is very important for flower design.When I started studying flower design, I had a question about the color matching of the bouquet made by the flower shop.
How long did it take to complete, and can you tell us a bit about the process of taking a project from the idea phase through to the final completed manuscript?
It’s about one year.Before this book, I wrote “The First Flower Color Scheme Technique Book” for beginners.I’ve been thinking about it since I became a florist.The book must be beautiful and easy to study.
What was the most difficult part about writing the book? The most rewarding?
It was difficult to make an example of NG pattern.
When readers and students enjoy it . When they find a beautiful flower,their eyes are full of joy. It’s a very happy moment for me.
Do you have a favorite book (or books) in the same genre as your work?
Tricia Guild 「Cool Colors for Modern Living」➆Quiet time is important.To feel beautiful. I need to have enough rest in my mind and body.
What do you do when you are not writing?
Go to museum. Go to a place where I can feel nature. Get inspiration for creativity.
What’s next for you?
About images of floral colors.
What are you currently working on, dreaming of, and excited about in your life and work?
Flowers and colors. It will continue forever.When I met a new beautiful flower. A day when the color of the sky is beautiful.The power of flowers.
Here are a few excerpts from the book: