What color do you think happiness would be if it could be seen in color? Some say the color of a laugh would be yellow and some say orange. The beautiful thing about laughter is that it represents someone who is happy. That is what makes gifting flowers so perfect because anyone who receives flowers ends up with a smile on their face. With flowers coming in so many different colors it would be hard to pick just one that would represent laughter/happiness because all will bring happiness to another.
If you study the psychology of colors, you can incorporate certain colors by what they portray into a flower arrangement to represent how you feel. Here is a breakdown of what the psychology of colors says about certain colors:
Black: The color of authority and power, stability and strength. It is also associated with intelligence.
White: The color associated with purity; cleanliness; creativity, and safety. In some eastern parts of the world, white is associated with mourning.
Gray: Most associated with the practical, timeless, middle-of-the-road, solid things in life. Some shades of gray are associated with old age, death, taxes, depression, or a lost sense of direction. Silver is a derivative of gray and often associated with giving a helping hand, and strong character.
Red: The color of energy associated with movement and excitement. Perfect color to get people excited. Red is the symbol of life. It is used on holidays that are about love and giving.
Pink: True color of love is pink. Pink is the most calming of all colors. Think of pink as the color of romance, love, and gentle feelings, to be in the pink is to be soothed.
Blue: The color blue actually causes the body to produce chemicals that are calming; but that isn’t true of all shades of blue. Some shades (or too much blue) can send a cold and uncaring message. Blue has become associated with steadfastness, dependability, wisdom and loyalty.
Green: The color of growth, nature, money, envy, good luck, generosity, and fertility. A calming color also that’s very pleasing to the senses. Dark forest green is associated with terms like conservative, masculine, and wealth. It is the traditional color of peace, harmony, comfortable nurturing, support, and well-paced energy.
Yellow: Is associated with laughter, happiness and good times, and optimism. The color yellow brings out creativity in people.
Orange: The color orange is associated with fun times, happy energetic days, warmth, organic, and flamboyance. It is also associated with new beginnings and fresh attitudes.
Purple: This color is associated with royalty, wealth, prosperity, rich sophistication, wisdom, respect while it also lends an air of mystery.
Brown: This color is mostly associated with reliability, stability, and friendship. It is associated with things being natural or organic. However, if sending flowers to India, brown is the color of mourning take care not to incorporate brown vases and tones in your arrangement unless it is specific to mourning.
Knowing the psychology behind colors can help you pick colors that are reflective of the perspective recipient making the gift of flowers even more special.