A tulip palette

Mix & match colours, shapes and symbolism

Our current Trend Collection is inspired by the style trend Crazy Illusions. It's all about striking, colourful and playful combinations of flowers and plants. The tulip should definitely not be missed out on this trend, because no other flower offers more variety. There are about 150 different types, which are divided into more than 3,000 varieties. You almost get choosing anxiety, but don't worry! Simply mix and match the colours, shapes and symbolisms that feel best to you.  Dare to create striking combinations and let your imagination run wild. That's exactly what the Crazy Illusions style trend stands for!

Tulip palette Funnyhowflowerdothat.co.uk

Colour

The ever-cheerful tulip comes in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green or with multicoloured petals. Contrary to popular myth, we haven't yet had the fortune of seeing blue or black tulips, although growers have got close, producing indigo and dark purple varieties, which appear blue and black respectively. Squint at them through half-closed eyes and pretend.

Shape

For centuries, people have found beauty in the shape of the tulip. The classic form is either a single or double row of petals, but there are also eye-catching fringed tulips, frilly-looking parrot tulips with serrated petals and flame-like lily tulips to contend with. Peony tulips unsurprisingly look remarkably like peonies, and French tulips are exceptionally tall, with very large flowers.

Symbolism

Mythical black tulips aside, the flowers' magic comes into its own when its colour symbolism is taken into account. A red tulip means passionate love, and orange means: ‘I missed you.’ Yellow tulips represent sunshine and fun, whilst purple stands for spirituality and regal dignity. White tulips are useful to have on standby: you give these when you have to apologise for something.

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For more inspiration from the Crazy Illusions trend collection, check out our lookbook and our Instagram and Facebook. Show us your interpretation of the style with the hashtag #funnyhowflowersdothat.