Flowers are beautiful, and it is no secret that they make beautiful gifts. In fact, 80% of Americans say that receiving flowers from a florist makes them feel happy, while 88% say giving flowers causes them to feel even happier. But did you know that there can be a specific psychology behind the colors of the flowers you give? Here we explain and give some examples!

Red: Motivation
While many people believe red flowers stand for romantic love, they can actually be used to deliver a message of motivation. Red is incredibly bold and is a great color to keep on your desk at work as it naturally adds a positive energy to the environment.

Flowers to use: poinsettias, marigolds, gladiolas, and poppies.

Pink: Love
A little more subtle than red, pink is the perfect color for expressing your love. Nothing shows your affection more than large bouquets of pink blooms after all! However, when choosing your flowers, go for a pale shade as bright pink can be a bit harsh.

Flowers to use: roses, dahlias, petunias, and peonies.

White: Peace and Grieving
White flowers are the perfect choice to give to anyone who needs a little peace in their life. Whether they are going through grief or having a troubling time,
white is a purifying flower that is quite calm to look at and take in.

Flowers to use: lilies, daisies, jasmine, and daffodil.

Yellow: Uplifting
Nothing is better than a bright yellow flower to raise the mood! These flowers always seem like they are smiling, so they are the best touch for anyone in need of a quick pick-me-up!

Flowers to use: black-eyed susans, marigold, sunflowers, and hibiscus.

Purple: Creativity
Generally, purple flowers aren’t the easiest to find. Their unique color sets them apart — so anyone you give purple flowers too will be a trendsetter and quite the creative mind! They are great generally on their own, but tend to stand out when mixed in arrangements with more subdued hues.

Flowers to use: tulips, petunia, sage, and hydrangeas.

Inspired by any of these colors? Contact our florists today to get started on your one-of-a-kind bouquet — chances are you’ll love it so much you won’t want to give it away!