Flower Colours: A Simple Guide of What To Expect

Preserving your bouquet is a wonderful way to cherish the memories of a special occasion or to simply enjoy the beauty of your favorite flowers for a longer period of time. However, it's important to understand that when flowers are dried, their colours can change. In this post, we explore what to expect when preserving your bouquet and how the drying process can affect the colour of your flowers.

Why do flowers change colour when dried?

Flowers change colour when dried due to the loss of moisture and the breakdown of pigments. When flowers are fresh, they contain vibrant pigments that give them their beautiful colours. However, as the flowers dry, the moisture evaporates, causing the pigments to break down and fade. This natural process can result in a change in colour.

Not all flowers will retain their original colour. Some flowers are more prone to colour change than others, and the condition of your bouquet could impact the final result.

Here's a simple guide to give you an idea of what colours your blooms might turn once they are dried and preserved:


The above guide is not inclusive of all possibilities. For example, we've found that some white roses stay very white, while others turn closer to yellowish white. Flowers changing colour when dried is a natural process that occurs due to the loss of moisture and the breakdown of pigments.

While some flowers may retain their original colour, others may undergo significant colour changes. By understanding and embracing these changes, you can fully appreciate the beauty of your preserved bouquet.

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