Say It With Flowers: What The Colour Of Your Blooms Mean

Dec 09, 2020

Flowers come in many different shapes, sizes, and scents, but what’s the first thing you notice when you see a flower?

Colours are one of the many factors that differentiate a flower. Depending on the colour of the flowers, the emotion one feels will be slightly different when looking at them. The concept of using flowers to communicate a person’s feelings have been used through the ages. So next time, consider these meanings before choosing your flowers! Here are a few of the most common colours and their meanings. 

Red flowers

Red is a familiar colour when it comes to romance. Although commonly associated with true love and passion, they can also convey desire, courage, and respect. This vibrant colour demands to be noticed, and it’s the perfect flower when you’re about to go on that first date. I’m sure you know the classic red roses, but there are other favourites like poppies and tulips! 

Yellow flowers

Yellow flowers are a burst of happiness and can symbolise the bonds of a friendship. It is often associated with joy, success, and pride. For these reasons, yellow flowers are a great gift in the workplace to show appreciation for a job well done. With their bright and cheery personality, they can be used to make someone’s day better and more positive. Some of the popular yellow flowers are sunflowers, tulips and lilies.

White flowers

White flowers are commonly seen at weddings as ceremonial displays. They express purity, innocence, thoughtfulness and loyalty. Sometimes, they are used at memorials as they can also mean sympathy. Depending on the type of flower chosen, white flowers can be bold and beautiful, or gentle and self-effacing. The popular flowers used to convey such messages are orchids, roses and daisies.

Pink flowers

Similar to red flowers, pink flowers can also symbolise love. Delicate light pink hues speak of gentleness and happiness. It combines innocence, sensitivity and grace. Pink flowers are popular during Mother’s Day as they are traditionally associated with femininity. Picking pink chrysanthemums, carnations, or roses can be a great gift!

Blue flowers

The calming hues of blue are said to symbolise tranquillity and peace. This colour is known to spread feelings of emotional support and let the receiver release feelings of stress. Imagine the peacefulness of watching the skies and clouds, or staring out at the calming sea. Pairing blue flowers with a scented candle will make a good gift for friends who are ill or going through a tough time. However, blue flowers can also speak of intimacy and romance. It is popular among couples who communicate deep trust. Some blue flowers you may recognise are morning glories and hydrangeas. 

Purple flowers

Purple flowers symbolise royalty, dignity, and success. Gifting purple flowers can mean that you admire and adore the person. Their soft colour can also evoke feelings of mystery, and sometimes creativity. Purple flowers are a unique and elegant gift for anybody. A few popular purple flowers are clematis, iris, and bellflower.


Now that you know the different meanings of each colour, it will be easier for you to choose the perfect flowers. You can be creative and use flowers to reflect the correct messages of love, friendship or support. For any assistance on choosing flowers for your next gift or for birthday flower delivery in Singapore, we’re here to help!

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