One of the hottest color trends right now is as neutral as can be: “greige,” a perfect combination of gray and beige. It is taking over Pinterest.  The word “greige” derives its original meaning from the old French and Latin words meaning “raw silk”, unbleached or raw fibers.

Greige is the color for creativity. It is one of the simplest colors for the eye to process and one that permits a variety of color accents. It is not shiny or matte; it’s a comfortable middle.

We borrowed swatches of popular Greige dresses from the popular Charleston, South Carolina bridal boutique LulaKate to show you ways to make the color pop.

The blue evokes water, on the lakeshore in Minnesota or the seaside in California accented with shells. This style of cascade bouquet has a base of hydrangea, with blue delphinium and gentian and bachelor buttons. Yes, there are lovely blue flowers. Dusty Miller and spiral eucalyptus are accents with color and texture. This “cool” color bouquet will be stunning with the addition of a secondary color of peach, pinks, greens and violets.

Greige is actually an orange with very low brightness and saturation. Brown cymbidium, golden grevillea, and burgundy anemones or roses, dahlias, callas, etc., can draw out its coppery qualities. In Minnesota where I’m from, we’d describe this combination as “Wildwood.” In the South, you might say “Butterscotch,” and on the coast, you would call it “Tropical Bamboo” or “Spice Box.

 

The color of this fog swatch resembles early morning clouds close to the water. Pair it with pink garden roses combined with pink cockscomb celosia, freesia and rose godetia to create a ubiquitous hand-tied bouquet with a sweet romantic aesthetic.

 

With greige, you can use all colors without fear. This bouquet is perfect for the dramatic, outgoing bride who wants to express her joy with a kaleidoscope of colors. It’s bright and cheerful, featuring roses, cocculus, golden grevillea, eucalyptus, aster, lisianthus, trachelium, hypericum berries and amaranths.

 

Your local florist has the eye, talent and flowers to create the custom designs for you. There is a large variety of flowers they will chose from. Trust your professional florist to make your dream wedding come true.

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