Valentine’s Day Feature: Flower Colors and Their Meanings

Whether it’s a day you embrace with open arms or one that you run and hide from, Valentine’s Day has arrived in 2017. For many, February 14 is a day to celebrate love and those who we love. Cliché as it may sound, one of the most popular ways people still communicate their messages of love is by gifting flowers. What you might not know, however, is how the color of your flowers may affect the message you are sending.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here is a guide to flower colors and their meanings!

Red: This is the color of love and romance. Red flowers symbolize admiration, desire and passion.

Pink: Flowers showcasing pink hues symbolize gentleness, romance and innocence. They convey a bit more delicacy than their red counterparts, but they still signify love.

Yellow: If you could take one guess as to what yellow flowers represent, you would likely get it right on the first try. Yellow means happiness. These flowers convey friendship, joy and success.

White: White flowers are often used in times of bereavement to show reverence or sympathy. White has also been known to represent purity and innocence.

Purple: Historically, purple is associated with royalty. In terms of flowers, purple can signify dignity, tradition or even admiration.

Blue: Blue flowers are an indication of peacefulness and serenity. If you receive blue flowers, it may suggest that you need to relax and release some stress.

Orange: Bright and full of life, orange flowers express enthusiasm, excitement and energy.

What message are you sending to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day? As you can see, even year round flowers can speak loudly without ever making a sound.

At UWA Online Continuing Education, we hope everyone’s Valentine’s Day is a happy one (even if you prefer to refer to it simply as February 14)!

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