What is Trending

Flower trends are constantly evolving. Here we link you with information and topics impacting the world of changing flower trends, flower types, floral varieties, flower colors and floral design styles and arrangements. Here is what is trending in flowers.

Dreambuilders Ball Demand for baby’s breath has been way up and we think we know where it is going!  See how Vanguard Events decorated the Dreambuilders’ Ball benefitting Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center.
Shutter Stock Blog The world of color and color trends directly impact flower trends.  Here is a fresh perspective on 2014 color trends from the Shutterstock blog!
Tantawan Bloom Tantawan Bloom in New York City creates amazing floral décor for events, their online portfolio is inspiring!
Gala in the Garden at the San Diego Botanic Garden is the Garden’s most successful fund raiser of the year.  Rene Van Rems shares an inside look at how as forty volunteers decorate the Gala in the Garden.
Infographic Chart

Here’s a tool to inspire you when you are struggling with finding the right term for a color.  Created by Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, this infographic chart helps with color names for you to use with clients.

Pintrest Inspiration Here’s a Pinterest Board full of wedding bouquet inspiration!  The board from Jessica S’s utterphaylia even features a beautiful cascade created by Tom Bowling and featured in the September issue of Flowers&.
Flower Factor Blog Our friend,Leanne Kesler from Floral Design Institute shares fall color trends at Flower Factor, a lifestyle blog  from www.AboutFlowers.org.
Syndicate Grandeur Glass Looking for event glassware, your IFD Distributor has a full selection including the Grandeur Glass Collection from Syndicate Sales.
Trends from the knot

The flower décor we create become important connections to our clients, their families and their guests.  Let these wedding flower trends from The Knot inspire you…. Great garden looks, garlands and romantic combinations to stir the emotions.

Sylvia Cup Hundreds of spectators, including industry professionals and members of the public, dropped into a hotel ballroom turned design room/dance club to watch 25 floral designers compete for the Sylvia Cup at the SAF convention.  Congratulations Jacob McCall, AAF, AIFD, FSMD!
Accent Decor Trends Accent Décor shares their TOP 10 BEST SELLERS + TRENDS from this summer's market season are live on the blog today! We are very excited to share with you, so come take a look at what to expect this fall and winter! 
AIFD Symposium AIFD Symposium 2014 has produced yet another whirlwind of great design ideas from leading floral designers.  Page through the AIFD Symposium Facebook Photo Album and receive a blast of inspiration!
Floral Design Institute Purples are so popular with brides and for events today.  The rich shades of violet and purple are intense and enchanted.  Florigene ‘Moon Carnations’ provide us the impulse and color to make magic!  Visit the Florigene photo gallery for inspiration and ideas for your next purple event! 
50 popular wedding themes From our friends at Strictly Tables and Chairs in the U.K. comes a great list of 50 popular wedding themes.  Great inspiration for your next consultation!
Sona Wedding Palette Vintage turquoise and red anchor the color palette for this new wedding trend board from Smithers-Oasis.  See the Oasis accessories that can help you pull off this trending look!
Cheery Yellow Wedding From the Fancy Pants Wedding blog we found this cheery yellow wedding.  Congrats Brittany and Nico and thank you for sharing your day!
AIFD Symposium The AIFD 2014 Symposium “Transition Transformation” will be held July 3-7 in Chicago and will be one of the great floral trend design learning opportunities of the year.   IFD member, Kennicott Brothers is one of this year’s Gold Sponsors for the Symposium and the following Flower Trends Forecast sponsors are also sponsors for AIFD 2014 Symposium; Accent Décor, Design master, Garcia Group, Smithers-Oasis and Syndicate Sales.  Thank you sponsors for making Symposium possible!
Exotic Breeze on a budget Create an ‘Exotic Breeze’ on a budget for your next event.  Syndicate Sales shows us how to create a big look on a budget in this Syndicate Studio video!
Gassafy on Pintrest Plenty of inspiration to be found in the image galleries of Gassafy Wholesale Florists on their Pinterest boards!
Cascade Bridal Bouquet The cascade bridal bouquet is back, here Syndicate Sales shares a how-to video using pastel roses in popular powdery shades!
Floral Design Institute Prom Trends Some great Prom flower trends from Floral Design Institute!
Smithers Oasis Color Trends 2014 Smithers-Oasis has released their 2014 Color Trends.  Get ready for those upcoming weddings with the color trends and see the new Oasis Spring Glass great for events..  Flowers make the wedding!
Oregon Bride Five trendy bouquets from Oregon Bride.  Can you love Vintage Tropical, we can!
The new Modern Glass line from Syndicate Sales is great for event designs and make a perfect upgrade sale for daily orders.  Syndicate Studios shares an easy design with mechanics that make it even easier.
Bridal Flower Trends Sarah’s Florist in Houston brings us a beautiful video of current bridal flower trends, including more color of the year, radiant orchid!
 The Knot What's blooming this wedding season?... See what The Knot picked for the top wedding flower trends this year! Thank you Millie and Syndicate Sales for the insight!
 prestonbaileyarches Preston Bailey shares some fabulous floral archways on his blog.  Flowers make the best inspiration and create the atmosphere that reflects the bride.
Floral Design Institute Wedding Trends for 2014 The dresses and the flowers are the foundation of how a wedding feels and appears.  Here  the Floral Design Institute professionals provide insight to the 2014 wedding season trends.
Flower Bar Wedding Trends for 2014 Megan Carollo at the Flower Bar in Scottsdale has put together a lovely Pinterest board of 2014 Wedding  Trends.  View her trend board that includes this image from stylemepretty.com.
Florist Review Trend Publication The January issue of Florist Review includes the release of the 2014-2015 "American Floral Trends Forecast".
Joseph Massie Joseph Massie is the UK's youngest creative talent working with fresh flowers, plants, and botanical materials. Winner  a record five consecutive RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals and Best in Show Awards will leads demonstrations and a hands-on session at Cut Flower Wholesale, Jan 31 - January 2nd.
Flower trend forecast photographer, David Kesler, and his wife LeAnn share which flowers lend themselves to featuring pantone color of the year radiant orchid
GoldenGlobesRevival Award shows often provide great ideas for wedding decor and menus. This years Golden Globes Awards follow the 2014 Revival trend. See here
Flower Trends Forecast 2014 Flower Trends Forecast 2014 has been released. Dont miss all the latest trend information! View confetti, grand lodge, revival, and aqua culture.
Wedding Planer Magazine Wedding Planner Magazine shares flower trends for 2014 from Gail Pabst at Kennicott Brothers!  Get your free online copy!
Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid Pantone has released the Fashion Color Report for Spring 2014 and Radiant Orchid is the color of the year!  See the report summary here!
Kevin Ylvisaker Floral Trends Kevin Ylvisaker, AIFD, CFD, PFCI, CAFA provided the floral industry with an overview of color trends for 2014 at The Floral Distribution Conference is Miami.  Kevin identified eight color palettes that will be popular in 2014.  In addition, Kevin shared information on other emerging trends and consumer buying trends. Click here.
2014 Trend Preview Bill Schaffer and Kris Kratt provided a sneak peak for the Flower Trends Forecast 2014 when the updated the 2013 forecast themes at the SAF 1 Day Profit Blast in Atlanta.  Summary
Syndicate Sales Champagne Collection The new Champagne Collection of containers from Syndicate Sales works great with many of today’s popular wedding colors and themes.  See the collection and how to make this upscale shabby chic style arrangement.
2014 The Special Event Nashville You copy of Flower Trends Forecast 2014 will be available at The Special Event in January in Nashville!  Here is your link to your complimentary Tradeshow Pass!
Floral Design Magazine Go to the floral design heart of Europe, gather the latest looks from Australia and New Zealand, pick up tips from the USA. If you really need to be leading edge and don’t mind paying for some top rate trend and how-to design tricks, Tricia Legg is editor, Floral Design Magazine is published by floralartmall.com.  See the July issue for free.
2014 Garden Trends Report From blending technology in the garden with 'Fingertip Gardening', to integrating 'Smart Gardening' into your work space, finding balance is the main garden trend spotted for 2014. From Garden media group comes the 2014 Garden Trends Report.
Ombre Wedding at Maven Bride
The word ombré (äm-brae) is French for shaded. It is also the term used for a dip-dyed effect on fabrics, which has grown into this year’s wedding phenomenon. It has the softness of watercolors and the elegance of a couture design. It can be subtle with pastels or rich with jewel tones, which allows your creativity to really shine through. The ombre wedding at MavenBride.
Pantone Spring Fashion Report
“This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.” Pantone Spring Fashion Report.
SAF Profit Blast
IFD Trend Designers Bill Schaffer, AIFD, PFCI and Kristine Kratt, AIFD, PFCI will present a trend ‘how-to’ session at SAF’s 1 Day Profit Blast, Oct. 16th in Atlanta. Get all the information on this affordable education session at safnow.org.
Nordlie Fall Wedding Ideas
Nordlie’s Fall Wedding Show hightlights new trends in wedding flowers! Lots of ideas for selling fall and winter brides at Nordlies!
SAF We Make Parties Pop
Society of American Florists (SAF) Members can take advantage of the new marketing materials aimed at the event, wedding and party business. The campaign is designed to promote florists’ expertise at events as well as show how flowers are essential to any party. Members can access the materials here. For SAF membership information visit SAF.
Inspiration By
Purple Inspiration’ is one theme

Get inspired! See all the ‘Inspiration’ images at http://www.inspirationby.nl/

Flower Trends Forecast
Here are some of the flowers we expect to see in IFD’s Flower Trends Forecast 2014. The 2014 Trends Forecast and Video are being prepared now!
Passion Vegas 2013
AIFD National Symposium, Passion, created many trend ‘take home’ moments! Check out the picture gallery on the AIFD Facebook page! A variety of DVDs from the Symposium are available for purchase on the AIFD web site
Penesees Elegantes
Pensées élégantes has a Facebook photo album that is one of the best wedding flower trend collections anywhere. Full of great wedding designs from Europe’s best! Click here to link to the album.
Product Trends Overview
From Dallas Market Center’s, The Source, comes a trend overview covering the major market categories. Link to the. Link to the PDF
Francis Bailey Trends
Francis Bailey, who has done creative direction for HGTV and Country Living magazines, shares her insights into Home Décor Trends at GoodHousekeeping.com.
The Professional Florists
In the latest issue of The Professional Florists from MFA, Robbin Yelverton, AAF, AIFD, CF, PFCI from Blumz….. by JR Designs identifies 13 current trends in wedding décor! See the article here
Susan Frost Ceramics
Susan Frost ceramics are inspired by Danish design, the South Australian artist is currently in color relationships; “I use 13 colors and it is fascinating to see how they can change depending on what I pair them with. For instance I have a pink that is quite warm when next to orange, but really bright when put with yellow or navy blue.”
From TrendHunter.com. the world’s largest, most popular trend community, comes their Top 20 Trends in 2013 Forecast, a 2013 trend report from Trend Hunter! View
Wildflower Team Linens
The Wildflower Team always puts together incredible collections of linens, The company founded by Youngsong Martin always impresses with their offering of linens and shares great ideas and themes on their gallery pages.
Nordlies Wedding Show
Nordlie’s Wedding Show produces great images of popular wedding flower trends!
Raw Color: Tripode Series
Daniera ter Haar and Christoph Brach work on self initiated and commissioned projects in their Eindhoven based studio, together they are Raw Color.  The studio was commissioned to develop new color schemes for the woven ribbon of the spanish design label Santa & Cole. These ribbons are wrapped around a steel frame to become the lampshades of the existing Trípode series.
Garden Trends

Lifestyles are shaped by the environment and pressures that surround our lives, the Garden Media Group has released the 2013-14 Garden Trends Report.  In this month’s Florists Review see how 14 top influences are shaping the lifestyle choices people make and think about the implications for event flower decorations!

 

Gold Trend Gold is the rage for those who truly want “something different.”    See how gold is captivating more brides! 
Event Checklist Managing an event or part of an event is a vital component of being a leading event flower provider.  EventChecklist.net is a compilation of tips, guides and advices about event planning management.  Take advantage of Arwin Adriano’s articles and blog!
Coloured By Gerbera
New Glass Keeping up with new styles of vessels for flowers is a must if you want to stay trend current. This video keeps you up to date with all the new glass profiles recently introduced by Oasis Floral Products.
Miss Dior La vie en rose Need a Facebook friend to keep you in touch with fashion and flowers.  Pensées élégantes will inspire you with regular post of flower and fashion trends!  The Pensées élégantes photo collection is like a trend seminar!
Design Insitute A great mix of vintage and modern flower styling is very appealing to many brides this year.  The style pictured here is the evolution of the black, yellow and white theme.  Floral Design Institute has released their Wedding Trends for 2013 video.  Thank you  Leanne and David!
Shaffer Designs Blog Bill Schaffer blogs about how he and Kris became involved with the Flowers Trend Forecast and how the Forecast comes together!
Pop Idols  Trendland Saying a magazine presents 3D objects in a 2D format is akin to saying water is wet. But Marie Claire’s latest accessories spread “Pop Idols” elevates this method in a way only comparable to Andy Warhol, sans the mass commercialism. Trendland.com links us to this showpiece of new handbags and vivid colors.
Special Event Show From the Michigan Floral Association came a great article on flowers for the groom! At MFA's Great Lakes Floral Expo, March 1-3, Jacque Sir Louis, Smithers-Oasis will present Wedding and Consumer Trends! More info * PDF
Syndicate's wildly popular, trend forward collections include the Vintage Bottle Collection. These vintage bottles are perfect for the Heirloom theme and come in great vintage color hues. Click here to see some great ideas on how to use this collection to surpass your clients expectations!
IFD Distributors are commited to supplying more than just great flowers, we provide great information and ideas to keep our customers trend savvy! Check out our picture gallery video from the Special Event.
Special Event Show Flower Trends Forecast 2013 receives a warm welcome at The Special Event Show. (Click to view PDF)
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Color Mint Trending in Weddings The Color Mint wedding trend page on Pintrest highlights trending 'mint' colored wedding items. The go to colors with mint appear to be peach, pink and orange. View on Pintrest
Grazia editor Katherine talks us through the hottest fashion trends you need to be looking out for in 2013. Why fashion trends? As Katherine describes what's hot in fashion see how quickly you can think of ways to apply the trend to a party table scape done with flowers!
Lee Eiseman shares some vital information on how to become a color consultant. Learn about color psychology and trends. Lee speaks this month at the 2013 Flower Trend Summit on January 21 and 22 in Dallas
Ranomi Chrystanthemum "Ranomi" is a splendind golden - yellow spray chrystanthemum named for Olympian Ranomi Kromowidjojo was bred and introduced to the market this month by Deliflor Chrysanten. Article. Images
The full Floral Trends Forecast video will be released on January 1, 2013 but here is a preview of the major trends that will be detailed in the full report.
Are you using flowers to inspire new beginnings, prosperity or gratitude?  Flowers are the emotional connectivity that allows events to flow with the messages that we aspire to. Jayme Barrett reminds us to use the power of flowers for inspiration and motivation.
Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald
Pantone Revelas Color of the Year 2013:
Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green.
FlowerTrendSummitInvite
2013 Flower Trend Summit is a 2 Day Forum on embracing CHANGE and SET TRENDS for the floral industry.
Guest speakers; LEATRICE EISEMAN – the Color Trend expert from Pantone Institute; TOMAS DE BRUYNE – a world renowned floral de-signer and a European Color Trend analyst from Belgium; and HITOMI GILLIAM AIFD – a floral educator and color trend analyst from Canada. Click to view PDF
Pantone Color Trends for 2013.