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Meaning of Colours in Flowers

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Meaning of Colours in Flowers

We’ve covered what different coloured roses mean in our blog post, How to Buy Roses for Valentine’s Day, but do these meanings apply to other flowers? In this blog post, we explore the meaning of different flower colours and which are best to gift on certain occasions. 

How Do Flowers Get Their Colours?

There’s no limit to what colour a flower can be, which may make you wonder where their colour actually comes from! A flower’s colour comes from its pigments, where the more pigments a flower has, the darker or richer the colour will be. Pigments in flowers come in the form of anthocyanins, a group of polyphenolic pigments. You’ll find that most red, purple, and blue-colored flowers will contain anthocyanins.

The Different Flower Colour Meanings

Red Flowers:

Red flowers are commonly associated with feelings related to love, passion and desire. When you think of red flowers, roses automatically tend to come to mind. This is why roses make for the perfect Valentine’s Day or Anniversary gift.

Pink Flowers:

Pink can be found in an assortment of different flowers. Popular pink flowers include peonies, carnations, tulips, and at times, roses as well. While the colour pink in flowers can also symbolise love, it can also represent happiness and femininity. 

Orange Flowers:

The colour orange in flowers can symbolise an abundance of energy, enthusiasm, and excitement. Great for adding a splash of colour to any bouquet or floral arrangement, orange flowers are often found in marigolds, tulips or zinnias.

Yellow Flowers:

Commonly associated with feelings of joy, happiness and positivity, it’s symbolism in flowers is no different. Yellow flowers, such as sunflowers, lilies, daisies, and tulips, are a great choice to give to friends, family, or even colleagues. 

White Flowers:

White flowers bring a slightly different sentiment when being gifted, displayed or used for an occasion. Often seen at weddings or funerals, the colour white in flowers symbolises innocence and purity. White flowers often come in the form of carnations, roses, orchids, and daisies.

Blue Flowers:

The colour blue in flowers represents peace and relaxation. Some recognisable blue flowers include hydrangeas or delphiniums. These flowers are also a beautiful addition to a floral bouquet or arrangement, especially when paired with other purple toned flowers.

Purple Flowers:

Purple Flowers: Purple flowers help to portray feelings of admiration and loyalty. With lavender being a popular purple flower choice, other flowers you may see in this colour include an allium, clematis or bellflower.

Find your perfect bunch at Amazing Graze Flowers 

At Amazing Graze Flowers, we offer a stunning selection of hand-selected blooms that we’re sure to match any occasion or event. From birthday flowers to anniversary flowers to Mother’s Day flowers to sympathy flowers, we’re here to make your life easier on your important day. 


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