Flowers in the Kitchen — Heather de Kok, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, of Grower Direct Fresh Cut Flowers in Edmonton, Alberta. http://www.canadafloraldelivery.com/There are a lot of new interior kitchen trends today. Open floor plans, creative seating areas and huge islands. The No. 1 new trend is bringing nature into the kitchen, and there is no better way to do that than with flowers.

It doesn’t matter if you have a kitchen that is relaxing, stylish, functional, elegant or just family oriented, you can accent it with flowers to help inspire that atmosphere. There aren’t any rules, but here are some tips to help you get on your way.

Classic or strong colors and containers.

If you would like to be bold with color, choose two colors at a time. For example, yellow and orange flowers look amazing together.

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Another thing to remember is that with flowers, green is a neutral while white is considered a color.

If you prefer a simple look, select a variety of flowers but all in one color. A monochromatic color scheme is a great way to get that modern beauty into your kitchen.

Flowers in the Kitchen

Dabble in both dramatic and everyday designs

When professional florists arrange flowers, they think about scale and texture. By mixing large-headed flowers, such as sunflowers, hydrangeas and peonies, with smaller blooms such as carnations or asters, your florist can create a lot of interest with the arrangement. They know how to add some fun texture to arrangement with bells of Ireland, delphinium, lisianthus, globe thistle or my personal favorite, seeded eucalyptus.

Monobotanical flowers, all one variety, are a great way to get a simple and elegant look. Roses, tulips, gerbera daisies, carnations, even babies breath look wonderful when displayed all on their own. Each of these cute “cupcake” floral designs is monobotanical and monochromatic.

Flowers in the Kitchen — Heather de Kok, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, of Grower Direct Fresh Cut Flowers in Edmonton, Alberta. http://www.canadafloraldelivery.com/Cupcake

If you are looking for a more dramatic look and love the monobotanical idea, place the flowers in something different. Remember, if it holds water, it will hold flowers. Try things like a jug, coffee tin or a wine carafe.

Another option is to mix everyday flowers like daisies or carnations with the show off flowers such as peonies and hydrangeas. If you do this though, keep the color palette simple. That way the flowers shine!

More ideas for flowers in the kitchen are:

  • Cut the flowers short and place flowers in an everyday kitchen item such as jelly jars, wine glasses, tea tins, water pitchers or whatever matches your style.

Flowers in the Kitchen

  • Choose citrus colored flowers for a sunny feeling. Place a budvase holding a few stems of yellow and orange blossoms in a bowl filled with oranges. Or take a large vase of the citrus flowers and put lemons and limes in the vase.
  • Line up three decorative bottles in the middle of your kitchen table or along the back of your sink and add a bold flower in each one such as a gerbera daisy or cymbidium orchid. For added drama, your florist might use a vine or grass and connect the vases. This will surely inspire a conversation when guests drop by.

Cymbidium Orchids — Heather de Kok, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, of Grower Direct Fresh Cut Flowers in Edmonton, Alberta. http://www.canadafloraldelivery.com/

It doesn’t matter what your style is, bringing flowers into your home will brighten up a room — and your mood. Harvard behavioral research reveals that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when flowers are in the home. The kitchen is where we spend the majority of our time and the most important thing about flowers is to enjoy them every day. Besides, it’s the most convenient room to add water.

What are your favorite ways to display to flowers in your kitchen?