Harmony in Floral Designs
One of the most important things that every florist needs to understand is the harmony in floral designs. There are 8 levels of harmony in total.
Below I will explain what these levels consist of.
First Level of Harmony
The first level consists of the following four elements: leaf, flower, berry, and branch. It is very important here to make sure those four elements, like I use to call it, are 'married' together.
Second Level of Harmony
The 2nd level of harmony is a leaf, flower, berry, branch + the vase you put it in. An illiterately placed bouquet in a vase looks unnatural.
Third Level of Harmony
Level 3 is leaf, flower, berry, branch, and vase + the surface. For example, the table on which it's all located. This is already your interior design. You should know the style where the flowers are going to be positioned. You should know the surface. This is a deeper pitch.
Fourth Level of Harmony
Level number 4 of harmony is leaf, flower, berry, branch, vase, surface + the room or space you are in. Wrongly placed flowers in one space can look vulgar, whereas the same flowers in the same vase can look spectacular in another room.
Fifth Level of Harmony
Level 5 is leaf, flower, berry, branch, vase, surface, room + light. The event you decorate will be held in daylight or at night with artificial lighting? The special color of the artificial light, or maybe there will be only candles? Here it is important to understand that, for example, red color in a certain light becomes brownish maroon, with a different light it becomes blue shaded.
Sixth Level of Harmony
Level of harmony number six - all this above + smell. This is a very complicated element. It adds to your pallet of possibilities, but be careful. It is very personal. When you learn to use it correctly, it will be the highest you can reach within the floral design.
Seventh Level of Harmony
For level 7, music is added. Along with this, the mood appears. There is a concept of seasonality. For example, Vivaldi is summer, Beethoven is autumn, Mozart is spring.
Eight Level of Harmony
Level 8, the final level. When you use everything listed above, you have understood the person for whom the composition is meant and suit it to fit their personality.
I am curious, did you know about the 8 levels of harmony? Now you do!
Till next time,