I was starting to run out of options by day four here; many combinations I tried were just variants of prior edits and then it came to me! Try selective color but with a twist in this case. With the help of Topaz Restyle I’ve not only done a bit of selective color for this image but I’ve also changed the color of the carnations from apricot to pink.
At the bottom of this post is a poll where I am kindly asking you to vote for your favorite still life version. I’d like to see what you liked most; leave why in the comments if you wish.