The ultimate color-by-color flower reference guide – from New York’s pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam
Planning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the color of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Color Guide is the first reference book to organize flower types by color, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative color schemes – and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to color, Flower Color Guide is to flowers.
Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, with stunning photography taken by Putnam & Putnam in their Brooklyn studio, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested color schemes. A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers.
Michael and Darroch Putnam have built a reputation for romantic, dramatic floral arrangements and installations using color as their guiding principle – here, they share their knowledge with readers worldwide: “This is the book we wished we had when we started doing flowers.”
From the Publisher
Michael and Darroch Putnam founded their floristry studio in 2014 and have quickly become New York City’s go-to florists for fashion shows, weddings, installations, parties, and editorial shoots.
Their work has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart Living, Town & Country, W Magazine and Elle Décor. They have collaborated with Bergdorf Goodman, Dior, Cartier, The Wall Street Journal, Adam Lippes, Jason Wu, and Brandon Maxwell.
The first book by the New York fashion world’s cult floral designers
Astilbe (Astilbe), ‘Elizabeth Bloom’, Texture, Year-round. Picture credit: Putman & Putnam
Anthurium (Anthurium), ‘Previa’, Face, Year-round. Picture credit: Putman & Putnam
Dahlia (Dahlia), ‘Red and White Fubuki’, Face, Summer / Fall. Picture credit: Putman & Putnam
Includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, suggestions of color and seasonal pairings, and a list of seasonal color schemes