I'm currently using a pair fluorescent lamps (similar to these) to light some flowers (artificial flowers, to be precise) and I'm not 100% satisfied with the outcome.
Colours don't seem to be right and purples especially often show up as blue. I thought it was my camera (an old EOS-350D) so I replaced that with a Nikon D5500 and although they are improved, they are nowhere near perfect.
I recently took some shots that were lit by sunlight and was impressed by the colours, but I can't replicate this with artificial lights.
I read this answer on colour rendering index and I think it may well explain my predicament. The fluorescent lights I bought claimed a high CRI, but as that answer suggests, I could still have poor colour rendition with them.
My question is therefore: what is the best lighting for shooting pastel coloured flowers - flash or incandescent bulbs? I'm happy to take reasonable recommendations too (but I'm not planning on taking out a bank loan to pay, as I've just paid for the Nikon! Therefore, best is probably a balance between colour rendition and cost).