Flower Colour Guide | Phaidon Publishing

The ultimate colour-by-colour 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 colour of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Colour Guide is the first reference book to organize flower types by colour, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative colour schemes - and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to colour, Flower Colour 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 colour 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 colour 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."



Format: Paperback
Size: 178 x 127 mm (7 x 5 in) 
Pages: 434 pp
Illustrations: 400 illustrations 

"Lush new book Flower Colour Guide, by New York florists Darroch and Michael Putnam, shows off 400 flowers alongside suggested colour schemes and care guides. It's the perfect source for planning next year's garden revamp."—The Guardian, Weekend magazine

"Let your inner artist bloom with tips from the brilliant New York City floral-arranging duo Putnam & Putnam: in Flower Color Guide, Darroch and Michael Putnam teach how to create stunning bouquets by color, from white azaleas to 'Black Star' calla lilies."—Martha Stewart Living

"This is the Pantone book of flowers."—New York Post

"This helpful handbook can guide you toward in-season flowers within your chosen color scheme."—Real Simple

"[A] ridiculously enjoyable pint-sized book full of blooms familiar and exotic, all arranged by hue."—House Beautiful

"The first reference book to organise flower types by colour... New York floristry gurus Michael and Darroch Putnam put the emphasis firmly on creating beautiful, colourful arrangements... The ultimate reference book for all budding florists."—Wildflower Magazine

£24.95