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What differently coloured flowers mean or represent
On this page we outline the meanings of different coloured flowers, what they are associated with and what messages they convey.
Blue is an unusual colour for flowers. Some of the most popular "blue" flowers include pink & purple shades. Blue flowers represent tranquillity and harmony, and give a sense of stability, confidence, honesty and security. True blue flowers are difficult and often expensive to come by.
Traditionally green coloured flowers are said to bring good luck, with emerald leaves, apple-tinted blossoms and chartreuse stems representing a zest that's associated with harmony and stability.
Orange coloured flowers suggest flamboyance, and really 'fiery' blossoms convey confidence and kinship. Orange coloured floral arrangements are ideal for anywhere where people meet to discuss ideas.
Pink coloured flowers represent fresh beginnings and gentle passions. Pink is a colour that conveys both the sweetness of youth and emotional maturity. Different shades convey different meanings - pale pinks suggest a feminine energy that's an ideal tonic for emotional healing and inner calm, while bright shades of pink suggest friendship, fun and cheeky romance.
Red coloured flowers are intense, passionate, dynamic and dangerous! They are magnificent and impulsive, inviting fast action, fun times and pulse-quickening excitement. Red coloured flowers are the perfect purchase if you want to seduce someone. Most people know that a floral arrangement consisting of red flowers, especially roses, are a fantastic traditional romantic gesture.
White is the colour of the circle of life. Across the world, white is used on significant occasions, such as at birth, conveying innocence, truth in love, purity of union and tranquillity at death. White flowers represent peace and purity, and if they are given as a gift they are a gesture of respect.
Yellow coloured flowers, particularly a golden coloured floral arrangement, represent hope and happiness, or are given as a token of courage and cheerfulness.
Choosing a flower colour to suit the occasion
The colour of flowers is vitally important on such an important occasion as a wedding. You will obviously want them to fit in with the overall colour scheme of your wedding, but certain colours represent different meanings for weddings:
- White, the traditional bridal colour, is an excellent choice for wedding floral arrangements, as it contains all the colours of the spectrum and therefore it is said to have all their qualities;
- Red is the colour of blood and flowers are a symbol of family ties;
- Orange is the colour of lust! (So, try and get orange flowers in the honeymoon suite!);
- Yellow is a sunny, optimistic colour for flowers;
- Green is a very balancing colour for a floral arrangement, as it's in the centre of the spectrum;
- Blue is calming and serene;
- Pale violet represents spirituality.
Different coloured flowers are also used to signify the month that you were born in, as follows:
January's flower colour is white;
February's flower colour is violet;
March's flower colour is yellow;
April's flower colour is pink;
May's flower colour is white;
June's flower colour is red;
July's flower colour is pink;
August's flower colour is yellow;
September's flower colour is purple;
October's flower colour is orange;
November's flower colour is yellow;
December's flower colour is white.
Buying someone birthday flowers in the colour of their birth month is a good idea and narrows down your choice.