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Flower Color Guide Paperback – Illustrated, 15 September 2018

4.7 out of 5 stars 906 ratings

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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 484 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0714877557
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0714877556
  • Customer reviews:
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"Like a Pantone guide for flowers, this glorious book is a survey of 400 plants and their colours."―Bloom

"A simple, delightful book that consists solely of page after page of flower photos arranged by color, from a crisply white azalea to a stunning purple-black calla lily. It's the highly-organized (or obsessive-compulsive) garden lover's dream."―Garden & Gun Online

"An endearing and comprehensive flower guide organized by colour. Four hundred flowers photographed at their peak look resplendent on the page. Alongside the gorgeous photographs, they also note every bloomer's common and botanical name, seasonal availability and most coveted position in a flower arrangement... A useful guide for flower enthusiasts, especially those who struggle to achieve an even half-perfect flower arrangement."―The Lady

"Flower Color Guide is different... Browsing through it feels joyful and clean, like walking into a well-appointed house... You'll want to keep on browsing through the pages."―Artsy

"Lush new book Flower Colour Guide, by New York florists Darroch and Michael Putnam, shows off 400 flowers alongside suggested colour schemes and care guides. It's the perfect source for planning next year's garden revamp."―The Guardian, Weekend magazine

"Let your inner artist bloom with tips from the brilliant New York City floral-arranging duo Putnam & Putnam: in Flower Color Guide, Darroch and Michael Putnam teach how to create stunning bouquets by color, from white azaleas to 'Black Star' calla lilies."―Martha Stewart Living

"This is the Pantone book of flowers."―New York Post

"This helpful handbook can guide you toward in-season flowers within your chosen color scheme."―Real Simple

"[A] ridiculously enjoyable pint-sized book full of blooms familiar and exotic, all arranged by hue."―House Beautiful

"The first reference book to organise flower types by colour... New York floristry gurus Michael and Darroch Putnam put the emphasis firmly on creating beautiful, colourful arrangements... The ultimate reference book for all budding florists."―Wildflower Magazine

"Showcases 400 flowers in a variety of wonderful hues with an emphasis on creative colour schemes... A practical resource for anyone who would like to explore flower types or experiment with new colour combinations."―The Flower Arranger

"Emphasizes seasonality and creative color schemes, with results that are stunning in their sheer variety... A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts, as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers."―Florida Times-Union

"Stunning."―Flower Magazine

"Nature's palette... Full-page images reminiscent of botanical illustrations range from crisp white azaleas to the purple black calla lily."―Viewpoint Colour Magazine

"Famous florists Putnam & Putnam made us fall in love with cut flowers again. Their artistic arrangements are not at all simple to pull off, but the duo's first book, which features the best floral varieties in every color of the rainbow, is a good place to start!"―Architectural Digest Online

"If you like to host events―or just have an interest in flowers - the Flower Color Guide will help you select your arrangements carefully. The book features 400 blooms that are represented through stunning photography. Each image shows the flower at its peak so that you can marvel (and plan) accordingly."―My Modern Met

"An encyclopaedic book of 400 flowers organized by color, which will brighten up [a] coffee table for much longer than a bouquet."―Architectural Digest Online

About the Author

Darroch and Michael Putnam founded their boutique floral design studio in 2014 and have quickly become the go-to florists for fashion shows, editorial shoots, installations, parties, and weddings. They have collaborated with Bergdorf Goodman, Dior, Cartier, Gwyneth Paltrow, Grace Coddington, and fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, among others. Their work has been featured in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Martha Stewart Living, Town & Country, W Magazine, and Elle Décor.

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C.M. & T.M.
5.0 out of 5 stars a must-have resource for artists and designers
22 April 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
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Alysa Tarantino
5.0 out of 5 stars If you're smart, put this in your cart.
17 November 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
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24 people found this helpful
Amanda Wiley
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book, However Small & Needs Better Binding
3 July 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
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Karen Gomez
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous book every flower lover should own!
9 October 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous book every flower lover should own!
Reviewed in the United States on 9 October 2018
I'm absolutely in love with the Flower Color Guide. I pre-ordered it and was literally counting down the days until it arrived. It's really informative and simply beautiful. It's my favorite coffee table book! Thinking of getting one for every flower lover I know.
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21 people found this helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I Don’t recommend this book
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1.0 out of 5 stars I Don’t recommend this book
Reviewed in the United States on 2 February 2021
I ordered this book hoping I could use it as a reference to draw and paint flowers instead of having to look for such flowers on the internet. Based on the book’s description and customer reviews I honestly thought I was going to love it, unfortunately once I saw the content I was very disappointed. A lot of the pictures are very small making it impossible to see the shape of the flower, and absolutely no detail. Another issue is the lack of flower variety. Yes, there are lots of flowers but they are the same flower just in different colors, and there are no pictures of common tropical flowers whatsoever, for example Bird of Paradise or Passion flowers.

The book also comes with a few perforated sheets of the same pictures in the book but super small. They serve no purpose. I’ve attached pictures.

I purchased this book a couple of months ago for $17.99 and thought it was expensive considering it’s a small simple book, but now the book is selling for $35! Crazy! Knowing what I now know about this book, I wouldn’t pay mor than $8 for it.

I’ve asked myself if I would recommend this book, and my honest response is that in good faith, I wouldn’t. I think you can get more and better information on-line if you own a computer or smart phone with internet access. I have found a plethora of flower pictures on Pinterest.
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