Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach

Mint and peach - I just love this color combination. As you might have read in my first Colors of Colina entry, I tell Colina the overall color theme of the bouquet that I'm going to make, and she wears something complementary. I quite like how lovely this color pairing turned out - soft and beautiful. There is simply so much room to let your imagination and creativity explode when you choose color as the theme for your project. The possibilities are almost endless, and you can find a unique element to incorporate every time. For me, the unique element(s) of this bouquet are many, but if I had to pick just one it would be the dates. I love the yellow color tone and I think it ties together the whole bouquet in conjunction with Colina's mint-colored dress.

When I make a bouquet I want to "wow" people with it, so I always strive to use unique combinations of flowers and foliage that I think stand out from the "everyday" bouquet.

Flowers: orchid, strawberry tree, dates, potato vine, garden rose, carnation, coleus Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Colina, her bouquet, and the lion. Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

This knit-covered pole was such an awesome surprise, and it matched Colina's dress perfectly - whoever made that colorful cover was quite retro and we thank them! Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood

Colors of Colina: Burgundy

As I have been doing my Humans with Bouquets series this year, naturally, I have developed a relationship with some of the people who have participated. Colina is one of those people, and I am lucky enough that she is local, and graciously agreed to shoot with me a few more times. Aside from the unique beauty that she possesses, to me, Colina inspires color. She has an incredible wardrobe and a lovely color sense, as well as a beautiful style. What more could I ask for? I decided I wanted to create a human-focused color series. With the coming of autumn, the possibilities are almost infinite; so, as a prelude to the season I chose the color burgundy. I simply told Colina what the general color theme of the bouquet that I was making would be, and here are the results!

Flowers: pokeweed, ranunculus, zinnia, rice flower, dahlia, foxglove, anemone, geranium, smoke, dusty miller Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood Colina's dress from Anthropologie and shoes from Swedish Hasbeens

Autumn Color Series: Orange/Magenta

I know that I've already done orange as part of this color series, but the other day when I was at the market I noticed these stunning zinnias. Well, their color really captured me, and so I decided to make the last arrangement in this series a really bright orange and magenta! If you look closely inside the orange zinnias, you can see that on some there is a line of magenta around the center. So, I went to town on this color theme using some lovely garden phlox to really bring out the magenta! Thank you so much for having joined me on the color series adventure this month!

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Flowers: zinnia, garden phlox, pumpkin tree branches, marigold, smoke

(I also used a floral frog [kenzan/pin style] as the vase is rather shallow and the pumpkin branches are top heavy. The kenzan is a great way to secure those branches) Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Start with the pumpkin tree. (You may not be able to clearly see, but the pumpkin tree branches would have toppled over if I had not used the frog.) Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the smoke. I love the color of these leaves - they add a beautiful darker shade of purple! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Now add the marigold and phlox. As is typical of my style, I wanted to create an "unstructured" asymmetric look for this arrangement. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Arrange the zinnias in the vase. You can really see their magenta center in this shot! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

I felt like some more marigold was needed - so I added a bit extra! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Examine the piece from all angles. If you are satisfied with how it looks, then you are done! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

I wish you all a happy and safe Halloween! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood