Flower Arranging 101

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What are the words associated with color?

Flower Arranging 101

In order to understand how to arrange flowers in accordance to color you have to understand the words associated with colors. Here is a little cheat sheet of the definitions of words commonly used to describe color:

  • Hue: synonymous to the word color at times but also refers to the family to which a color belongs
  • Value: Describes color in regard to lightness and darkness
  • Tint: To add white, or white is already added
  • Shading: darkening a value by adding black or a complementary colors
  • Chroma: saturation or strength or intensity of a hue



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