Red – there’s no other color that expresses so much – romance, passion, luck and even anger. No matter your culture, there’s a good chance the color red has an important meaning to special events such as weddings. The beauty of the color red is that in flowers, it comes in many different shades and species meaning the rouge flower wall potential is endless.
We’ve got many different colors of flower walls available on our website, but one color missing, is red. This of course doesn’t mean we can’t create a red hot wall, but as professional flower wall creators, we pride ourselves in being able to advise clients on the wall of their dreams and making it a reality, and red is a tricky color to make shine. Our service and commitment to making the highest quality floral backdrops simply means we prefer to consult with customers looking for a red wall before purchasing.
There are a few important things to consider when deciding on a pure red flower wall, and it’s all about the photography.
A quick google of the trouble photographing red gives a brief glimpse into the issues capturing this gorgeous color. Professional photographers mention issues such as:
- Getting details to stand out
- The color not rendering properly – sometimes shows up as a pink or even brown
- Image appear lifeless, flat and dull
- Anything red just appears as a blur or blob of color
This means that your flower wall may consist of many different types and shade of rose, peony, hydrangea and more, but in photo’s it can end up looking extremely difficult to differentiate any detail at all – and it’s a shame when you unable to fully appreciate a floral backdrops beauty in images after the event!
Here’s an example of the issues they’re talking about:
If professional photographers talk about the issues of red, how to contend with having your flower wall photographed by smart phones and digital cameras from your average wedding or event guest? You might have a professional photographer taking some images, but chance are the majority of pictures that will be shared, kept and viewed the most will be taken by guest phones, tablets and digital cameras.
Ways to minimize the trouble with red
- Choose a complimentary color to mix with
Sounds obvious, but a red wall mixed with another color certainly makes it more wow to photograph as the block of red is broken up by another shade. We love pinks and purples!
- Consult with an event professional on lighting
Lighting is often overlooked at events and weddings, but it’s so crucial to setting the scene and helping to create beautiful images. Don’t shoot a red wall in direct light, and if you can have angled lighting – consult with your photographer and venue before hand to really make sure your images make the most of your wall.
Even at the recent Met Gala, the red flower wall had hit and miss results. even though it was the same wall being photographed.
- Mix in foliage
The famous Karl Lagerfeld red rose flower wall was a big inspiration a few years ago when it was debuted, and aside from looking absolutely stunning, the foliage in the wall and larger size of the blooms really helps show detail. Our range of Garden Walls would look absolutely stunning with red blooms and really show them off in pictures.
Red will never go out of style, it’s up there in the most classic and inspiring of colors, so if you’re looking for a red flower wall, speak with us about how it will be used and photographed, and how we can help with the design and choosing of blooms.