Flowers are a perfectly sweet gesture fit for Valentine’s Day and all of its festivities. But did you know that the different colors of flowers convey different symbolic meanings to the recipients? While some hues convey sympathy, wish luck, or give respect, others show passion and friendship. Whether you give roses, lilies, orchids, tulips, or another type of bloom, a lovely arrangement of sweet smelling flowers in the right color can be the perfect way to say I love you or I cherish your friendship. Follow our color guide below to be sure you select the right color of flowers for the right recipient.
Red – As it does in Valentine’s Day decorations and cards, in flowers red symbolizes passion, deep love, and intense attraction, making red flowers the perfect choice for the love of your life. While one cannot go wrong with red roses – the classic choice for a valentine – a red variety of any flower will do. When mixed with white blooms (a color representing purity), red flowers symbolize passion with honest intentions.
Orange – This vibrant color reminds many of fire, which leads one to think of fiery passion. As a result, the color is interchangeable with red, at least when it comes to symbolic meaning. Orange flowers can be used as a fun twist on traditional red bouquets.
Pink – Still carrying undertones of romance, pink flowers reflect gentler feelings such as attraction, admiration, joy, and gratitude. While any pink flower will convey these feelings, pink stargazer lilies are particularly appropriate for new relationships, as the flower additionally symbolizes hope and aspiration. When selecting pink flowers, keep in mind that a deeper pink usually connotes deeper passion.
Yellow – For almost everyone, the color yellow reminds us of sunshine and warm days. This purely platonic flower symbolizes friendship and happiness, making yellow arrangements the perfect valentines to give your closest friends.
If you hope to send a heartfelt message using the power of color, our professionals at Conklyn’s Florist can help you select beautiful bouquets for your friends and the person for whom you feel the most passion. We wish you and your loved ones a flowery Valentine’s Day filled with love and lasting friendship.