I have always been drawn to tulips because they span nearly every color family, and they delight me with vibrancy and cheer after a long winter. So, when I saw the 2022 Pantone® color of the year, Veri Peri, I thought about how fun it would be to explore the colors of our favorite tulips and those natural tones that complement them so beautifully.
I really hope you can bring home that happy feeling you get when you visit our u-pick events, and enjoy color in all areas of your life!
Be sure to scroll down for 4 printable palettes made from tulips and decorating tips too.
Did you know, we meticulously design each row of tulips around colors that inspire us and our visitors?
I even have a favorite tulip scarf I love to wear in the spring which is light and airy but protects my neck from those brisk spring breezes. Several of the tulips in the palettes below will be blooming this spring at our U-pick events, and will also be for sale when our bulb store is active too. We also plan to have some new varieties blooming at our farms in April & May. Just you wait... there are so many beautiful colors yet to come!
Decorating with color: it's as simple as 1, 2, 3!
I love making the spaces I inhabit beautiful and welcoming and color is such an easy and impactful way to do that. Mother Nature offers both striking and soothing examples and I look to her for inspiration.
- Choose a color that invokes a happy memory, a feeling, or even a person or place.
You can use this as a paint choice, a bedspread, throw pillow or even a piece of art
- Match it to a complementary -- or to a related -- color like we have shown you on some of the palettes below. Or, you can even check out a color wheel to see what moves you. Colors that are next to or across from your chosen color work very well.
This painting inspired some of the decor in our bedroom photo above, and is so similar to the City of Vancouver Tulip with a touch of Veri Peri on my pillow. I find these colors very soothing which is why I used them in our bedroom.
Negrita is a "purple" tulip but is so much more. The color palette below pulls out all her gorgeous shades and tones.
Walking into a room inspired by the Big Smile Tulip would just have to feel good! My mom painted my childhood room a bright yellow like this and to this day yellow houses or rooms make me smile - thanks mom :)
Gavota has so many rich tones. Look at that purple-y red too. So much to work with here. What inspires you? We welcome your comments below!