The Top Floral Trends For Spring and Summer, According to Experts

updated Apr 10, 2021
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Expect mood-boosting bouquets, bold florals, and seasonal wreaths to bloom this spring and summer, according to floral experts. Spring has sprung, so the experts at the U.K.-based flower delivery service Interflora have revealed the top floral trends that will take root this season and the next. Using industry knowledge and Google and Pinterest search trends, Interflora narrowed down 10 trends to incorporate into your homes — or to send to loved ones! — this season. 

“Throughout the last year we have seen people fall in love with flowers all over again,” Vicky Wilson, Interflora’s in-house florist, said. “They’ve not only played an important role in helping us keep connected with family and friends during lockdown, but they have brought joy to the home — transforming work-from-home offices and contributing to a sense of wellness.” 

So, what will flourish this spring and summer? Peonies, bright yellows, and dried grasses and flowers are among the floral trends. Read on below for more.

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Peonies: peonies, which bloom between April and June, are a favorite among florists and the most anticipated stems of the season, experiencing an 87 percent Google search increase within the last year. 

Yellow flowers: bold colors, specifically bright yellows, will take over the spring and summer, experiencing a 50 percent search increase within the last year. (Illuminating, a bright yellow, is a Pantone 2021 Color of the Year, after all.) 

Mood-boosting bouquets: calming and relaxing florals like camomile and lavender, both decorative and functional, will be big this summer and spring after a particularly fraught and stressful year. Continuing the trend of yellow florals, sunflowers also brighten up spaces and minds. 

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Dried grasses and flowers: dried flowers experienced a whopping 511 percent increase in searches last year, particularly pampas grass. Florists recommend styling them with rabbit tail grass, lavender, and spray roses. 

Clay vases: clay vases will be a big interior flower trend in the spring and summer, experiencing a 170 percent search increase. Natural earthy tones like browns, terracottas, and greys will reign supreme, according to experts. 

Exotic flowers: with travel to warmer climates on hold due to the ongoing pandemic, searches for exotic flowers have been on the rise since January as folks look to create a vacation oasis at home. Tropical flowers like ginger flower, heliconia, and leucospermum are ideal for warmer months. 

Preserved flowers: “how to preserve flowers,” particularly, has experienced a 125 percent increase in searches, making it a major trend this season and the next. Interflora recommends one of three preserved flower methods: air drying (leaving them out to, well, dry, naturally), desiccant drying (using silica gel to speed up the drying process), and microwave drying (yes, blasting them in the microwave). 

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Wreaths: wreaths aren’t just for Christmas, folks! Wreaths experienced an 84 percent search increase within the last year. Whether purchased pre-made or DIYed, wreaths add a great seasonal touch to any home. Interflora suggests visiting your local florist for seasonal, sustainable options. 

Lily-free bouquets: while beautiful, lilies can be harmful to pets when ingested. Searches for dog-friendly florals, particularly lily-free bouquets, experienced a 528 percent search increase within the last year as more people welcomed pets into their homes amid lockdown. 

And finally, local florists: supporting local businesses is more important than ever during such economically fraught times, so it makes sense that the prioritization of local florists will continue to be big this year.