Lesson 2 - Bouquet in Analogous Colors

Analogous Colors

One hue and its adjacent colors on the color wheel.

Often an analogous color palette is confused with a monochromatic one. When we move right or left in any hue, tint, tone or shade we add in an analogous color. This is a beautiful way to create a cohesive color scheme. By choosing colors that are next to one another there is harmony in our designs. There is a bridge created between the colors. The color in the center of the three is represented in the colors on either side of it. This makes it easy for the eye to digest the palette.

Warm and Cool Colors

When I design I like to add a touch of cool color to a primarily warm bouquet or a touch of warm color to a primarily cool bouquet. It seems to provide me with a bit of relief from too cool or too warm.

Warm and cool colors can also be identified by their VALUE. Meaning how light or dark they are.


Chroma (Saturation) may be defined as the strength or dominance of the hue. The higher the Chroma, the more pure the color is, meaning the absence of black or white. On the outer edge of the hue wheel are the intensely saturated hues.Towards the center of the color wheel, no hue dominates and they becomes less and less saturated.

Watch the video for a spiral technique bouquet tutorial and an example of designing in an analogous color scheme.



Now that you have watched the video it is time to practice. You will need flowers You will choose flowers in tints, tones, shades or saturations (chroma) of analogous colors. You can choose any three analogous colors on the color wheel for your bouquet.

I would like you to show each flower type you chose and tell me the category it is in before starting your practice. You can take a picture each week and fill out the sheet at the end of this lesson.

Video and Self-Evaluation

Don't forget to video your entire process. This is ONLY for your personal use so no need to be nervous. I am not going to watch it.

**Download the elements and principles of design from Lesson 1 and keep for each week of your video observations.

***I want you to observe and critique yourself based on the elements and principles of floral design. Download the "Critique Sheet" from Lesson One to use as a Guide.

Photograph Your Bouquet

After you are done the bouquet you will take a picture from all angles of you holding it and send add it to an email to me [email protected].

Print the Graphic for each of the Following Flowers From Lesson 1


13 spacing flowers or greens

8 textural or filler flowers

8 medium flowers

5 medium flowers

3 medium flowers

5 medium flowers

5 lateral flowers

5 small round flowers

3 small round flowers

5 dancing or gestural flowers

3 dancing or gestural flowers

3 draping flowers

0 large round flowers

Complete and Continue