What Different Flower Colors Symbolize

It’s that time of year again. The month when we celebrate love and all that’s lovely in the world. Throughout history, love, more than anything else has been held up, revered, meditated upon, and hailed as the be all and end all of life.

One way people have always expressed love for their fellow human beings is with flowers. Why so? Flowers are beautiful, fragile, precious, and full of vitality, just like love itself. They delight all the senses and receiving them is a true gift.

So what do different flower colors symbolize? Each one has a unique meaning and it’s important to know what those are before bestowing a bouquet on someone special.


This bold color symbolizes love, desire, and passion. Roses are one of the most common red flowers given, but geraniums and tulips make great alternatives.


If you want to give flowers to a platonic friend, yellow is the perfect color. Yellow is a symbol of joy and happiness and will add a dash of sunshine to anyone’s day. Lilies, daisies, and sunflowers are all wonderful choices.


Another superb choice for cheering up a chum is orange flowers. Their warm tone symbolizes hope and optimism. Marigolds, zinnias, and lilies make lovely orange floral gifts.


This tone symbolizes royalty and admiration. Give purple flowers to someone you hold in high regard. Good purple options are bellflowers, irises, and clematis.


A color of happiness and feminine gentleness, pink is the perfect flower color for bestowing on one’s mother or sister. Roses, azaleas, and carnations are all excellent options.


A hue that symbolizes purity and innocence, white is suitable for little girls, brides, and memorial services. Roses, daisies, and orchids are gorgeous in white.

Whatever color you choose, giving flowers to someone is one of the most universally appreciated gestures. If you can’t select just one, you can’t go wrong by creating a colorful bouquet full of all the hues of the rainbow. The recipient will surely feel the love.


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