Dark Moody Winter Florals

If you recognized this post as a shameless excuse to show you a bunch of beautiful pictures, then you are absolutely correct. While we usually associate flowers with the warmer months, today we're taking a deep dive into winter florals — dark, moody compositions with dark flowers (or dark backgrounds) that are just perfect for this time of the year.

Above: a beautiful painted mural of dark flowers in the home of French artist Claire Basler, from Inside Out Magazine via Poppytalk.

Ellie Cashman makes floral wallpapers in big, dark, lush oversized prints.

We spotted these gorgeous Fading Flower prints by Trine Hisdal at Decor8.

Photographer Kari Herer makes these beautiful photographs of flowers against dark backgrounds. You can buy the prints on her Etsy shop.

You can make your own dark floral photos by following this tutorial from Besotted Blog. Can you believe this was taken with an iPhone?

Get the look at home (in three dimensions) by placing flowers against a dark wall. From Bringing Nature Home, via Latte Lisa.

A winter-perfect bouquet by Grandiflora, photographed by Kara Rosenlund.

The 'Natura Morta' series by photographers Gentl and Hyers showcases flowers in varying stages of elegant decay. They're unusual and creepy and beautiful — click the link to the see the whole set.

(Image credits: Inside Out; Ellie Cashman; Decor8; Kari Herer; Besotted Blog; Bringing Nature Home; Kara Rosenlund; Gently and Hyers)