Foliage Trends: Tiki Culture and Rainforest
Tiki culture once again continues to inspire in flowers and foliage trends in 2019 as it did in 2018. This hot style celebrates Monstera – Philodendron leaves in fabric decor, and accessories. The iconic leaf brings tropical foliage including Philodendron (P. selloum), P. xanadu, and Fatsia japonica (Paperplant), to the consumer to replicate a laid back Caribbean inspired theme. Not only are the natural colors popular but alternative color palettes are all the rage too.
In addition to Tiki inspired decor, the Rainforest trend is still lingering in the market (www.uBloom.com/trends2019 ). J Schwanke, a certified flower designer with UBloom (UBloom.com), termed the style ‘Monstera Madness’. Monstera (Swiss Cheese plant) popularity can be found in ribbon, upholstery, wall coverings, home decor, and even in unexpected colors of large frond leaves. Monstera is creating interest and excitement around other big-leaf tropical foliage as well. Selloum, Xanadu, and Fatsia are garnering new fans as well. FernTrust is a comprehensive resource for this fresh foliage and more. For a complete list and selection of 120+ foliage’s, including exciting ColorFresh® options, as well as ready-made foliage bouquets, visit www.ferntrust.com or FernTrust Inc. at (800)338-3376.
2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral
Pantone’s 2019 color of the year is Living Coral (16-1546). This color was selected by the Pantone Color Institute https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/cnn-underscored/pantone-color-year-2019-living-coral/index.html as identified with their Color Tool® Spray Coral (777). Since 2000, the Institute has chosen a “Color of the Year.” Experts look at trends in all facets of daily life, such as the entertainment industry, emerging artists, fashion, technology and more, to decide on the winner for the upcoming year.
According to their website “this year’s color evokes the beauty and fragility of our marine life and oceans. It’s a subtle reminder that coral, which is bright and lively, is only possible if it’s surrounded by a healthy environment.” The color is available in Flower and foliage spray dye that brings a light warmth to blend with vibrant colors or as a feature color indicative of juicy tropical fruit.
More information is available at www.dmcolor.com.