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Giving Flowers? Gentlemen, Focus on the Colour

Our primal instincts are so important when it comes to selecting colours.

As we have established before, what you wear says a lot about you, when you don’t want to say much at all. Red says ‘I’m in charge”, white says “I’m trustworthy” and black will say “I have authority” and so forth.

With this in mind, did you know that the same rule goes when you give flowers?

Firstly, you’re giving them because you are a gentleman; you have a sense of beautiful things and understand the receiver will be so appreciative, even more than you actually know.

So when it comes to giving flowers to your loved one, a family member, or for sympathy, the colour is absolutely imperative to get right.

We’ve taken the time to work with Flowers Across Sydney to bring to you a more sophisticated look at flowers and their beautiful shades of colour.

red roses

To start with, we all know that a Red Rose is the colour of love and passion. The rose is the tradition symbol of romance, whether it is given as a surprise or on that date when you’re looking at getting on bended knee.

Recognized as a stimulant red is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent within a bunch can immediately focus attention on a particular flower. Passion, love, and fiery are all words associated with this colour.

White flowers symbolises purity virtue and unity. It gives a strong message of love and especially support through all endeavours.

White roses in particular, are commonly used in western countries for weddings, but when given as white lilies, they are a symbol of sympathy in Eastern countries.

white lnavona lily

White projects purity, cleanliness, and neutrality. Doctors don white coats, brides traditionally were white gowns and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.

dark pink flowers

Pink is truly a ladies colour, and of course a little girls favourite. The little ones love pink (those with a daughter already know this) and from an early age gravitate to this colour.

Dark pink flowers are a symbol of gratitude and appreciation while Light Pink flowers omit the emotion of soft affection and endearment.

Chleo with posie

To give flowers in all different shades of pink is also extending your affections of uplifting someone when their spirits are low.

Yellow flowers are a symbol of friendship and joy minus the romance. The colour yellow itself, worn in fashion items, also establishes trust.

yellow roses

A bouquet of yellow roses tends to light up the room, making them a perfect way to say thanks, get well, congratulations or just, “Hey, thanks for being you.”

Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.

With their blazing energy, orange roses are the wild child of the flower family. Whatever feelings you might be bubbling over with—enthusiasm, passion, gratitude—orange roses will get the message across with both oomphand elegance. And give these to someone you’re in love with will symbol enthusiasm, desire, creativity and passion. And we all know Gents, that desire is the most important emotion within relationships.

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Meaning of the Color Orange

There is usually strong positive or negative association to orange and true orange generally elicits a stronger “love it” or “hate it” response than other colors. Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy. Interestingly, some of the tones of orange such as terra cotta, peach or rust have very broad appeal.

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