Monday, February 15, 2021
Capture the Colors of Mardi Gras: Purple, Green & Gold
Did you know part of what makes this New Orleans event fun includes adding some color to your life? The traditional colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green, and gold. If you venture to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you will see variations of these colors everywhere, from large Christmas-like decorations to the beads that people wear and how the New Orleanians decorate their homes. These colors have been around since 1892 and are part of this pre-Lenten celebration that ends on Mardi Gras (which is French for Fat Tuesday).
One of the wonderful things about a ‘color-based’ celebration like Mardi Gras is that as long as you use the traditional colors, you can make just about any kind of design and it will feel like Mardi Gras. Yes, the joie de vivre doesn’t have to be confined to only this region of the country. You can join in and capture the flavor of New Orleans from wherever you are. So, get ready to turn up the music, simmer the Gumbo, arrange the flowers… and let the good times roll.
When creating Mardi Gras floral décor, you don’t have to make it a specific way. It can be as simple as a few colorful vases with a mixture of flowers and foliage, a large centerpiece or even a bountiful wreath. The main thing is to use hues of purple, green, and gold and then let your imagination run wild!