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Lookbook 2023: Borrowing a Moody Yet Immersive Palette From the Great Outdoors, ATMOSPHERIC Pays Homage to Our Planet at Large

This week marks the official completion of's series reporting on floral trends for 2023. The themes of our lookbook have shared colors, flowers and moods that reflect the current fascinations, aspirations, lifestyles and play styles of floral enthusiasts worldwide—and we hope they've inspired your creative endeavors for the new year and beyond.

Our sixth and final lookbook trend, ATMOSPHERIC, pays homage to our planet's habitats at large. "From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam…", get the picture? As we return to nature for design inspiration, it's with growing concern over climate change and our responsibility for long-term mismanagement of natural resources and pollution. 

This trending macro view gathers an immersive palette of cool hues, borrowed from the oceans and forests, and pairs it with glowing bright white. Look for natural accessories of stone, wood, and of course moody botanicals.

Author: Talmage McLaurin, AIFD, creative consultant at Sunshine Bouquet Company and Esmeralda Farms, comes from a career in publishing during which he contributed to more than 300 issues of Florists' Review and Super Floral magazines and was featured in 20 books while serving as the creative director and subsequent publisher for Florists' Review Enterprises.

As a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers since 1988, Talmage has made eight educational presentations at the organization's National Symposiums. In 2008, Talmage received the "AIFD Award of Distinguished Service to the Floral Industry." In 2003, Talmage commissioned the "American Floral Trends Forecast." First presented as a live program at AIFD's National symposium, Talmage served on the development committee for subsequent editions. In 2010, Florists' Review acquired the project, and Talmage produced the forecasts until 2013.

Consultant: Leatrice Eiseman is Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute and founder of the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training, where her work includes color consulting for industry and forecasting. She is the author of ten books on color and presents color seminars internationally. Lee contributes to a color forecast for professionals, Pantone View Home, on a yearly basis and contributes to the Pantone View Color Planner twice yearly.

Seasonally, she contributes to Pantone's Fashion Color Report and the selection of Pantone's Color of the Year. She is a member of Fashion Group International, Industrial Design Society of America, an associate member of American Society of Interior Designers and a founding member of The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and the American Film Institute. Among several of her awards, both The New York Times and Fortune magazine have featured her as one of the top decision-makers for her work in color.