What colour flowers to select?

What colour flowers to select?

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The easiest and most impactful way to bring the magic of nature indoors is to decorate with flowers. Blooms have been scientifically proven to reduce stress, improve mood and make a space feel welcoming.  The appeal of flowers is universal and each flower is perfect in its own right. With a dazzling array of colours, sizes, shapes and textures to choose from, selecting the right mix of blooms can seem daunting. So how do you choose the perfect colour that would elicit the most delight? Read on.

Choosing by the theme of the event

If you’re gifting someone flowers for a special occasion, it shows your care and consideration to gift flowers that go with the theme. That way not only will they look lovely during the event, but will also serve as a tangible reminder of it for weeks to come. One way to find out if the celebration has a theme is to get a clue from its invite. Another is to simply ask the host; most of them will appreciate the gesture.

Choosing by meaning

Colour psychology posits that colours universally convey certain meanings in every sphere of our life, and instinctively elicit particular reactions and emotions, and flowers are no exception to this. If you want to convey a particular sentiment, here are a few well-known meanings of popular flower colours.

White: purity and innocence

Red: love

Pink: gentle grace and happiness

Yellow: friendship and joy

Orange: enthusiasm

Lavender: love at first sight

Coral: friendship, modesty, and sympathy

Choosing by favourite colour

You can never go wrong with choosing a beloved colour. If you’re buying the flowers for yourself, you would find yourself naturally gravitating towards certain shades. However, this is something you might need to guess at if you’re buying flowers for someone else. Think about if they’ve mentioned loving a certain colour. Or try to remember what colours they often wear. Even the interiors of their home could be a clue. Making those hues the foundational ones for your bouquet, look for blooms of a similar colour and add a few stems of botanicals of related colours. Add and remove florals till you’re happy with the effect and just watch your loved ones’ eyes light up with joy when you present them with the perfect bouquet they are sure to love!

We understand how daunting it can be to choose flowers and hope this guide has made it easier for you to confidently choose the right ones. Keep in mind that there are no wrong choices since all natural flowers combine seamlessly with one another to make a glorious bouquet.  Whichever colours and colour combinations you choose are sure to delight everyone who sees them.

Explore our range of floral offerings to pick the bouquet that expresses your feelings perfectly.

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