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Colour psychologist reveals the flowers that will show your love this Valentines

  • Written by Lee Chambers

Colour Psychology of Valentine’s Day Flowers: 

Pink flowers convey kind and compassionate emotions, and promote feelings of warmth and relaxation. They create an atmosphere of calmness that has an element of energy attached.”

Yellow flowers beam like the sun, and generate feelings of cheerfulness and contentment that can brighten even the darkest days. Yellow flowers can create feelings of optimism, boost our mood in the moment, and even make us more creative to tackle the challenges we may be facing.”

Orange flowers create a vibrant and welcoming environment, and have the intensity to give us a feeling of joy and confidence to step outside of our comfort zone.”

Red flowers have the traditional symbolism of romance and love, and the ability to increase our heart rate, make us more social, feel courageous and amplify our emotions. Red has the ability to increase our alertness and our energy levels, it really is a colour that promotes passion and power in equal measure.”

Purple flowers are mysterious and admired, and they can promote the calm confidence of blue while bringing some of the energy and power from red. Purple can increase our motivation and help us to express ourselves, and can provide feelings of peace even when things become overwhelming.”

“White flowers are clean and peaceful, and can generate a feeling of freshness and zest when we are feeling run down or stressed. They can also give us the thought of having a blank canvas, and the courage to start new adventures and face challenges. White is harmonious and can make you feel like your internal orchestra is playing in tune.”

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Length of time popular Valentine’s flowers last for:

diys.com notes it’s also worth considering how long your flowers will last, so their influence can be experienced and enjoyed for longer.

 

Rank

Flower

Average length of time the flowers survive once cut (days)

1

Chrysanthemums

28

2

Orchids

21

3

Carnations

21

4

Sunflowers

14

5

Lilies

14

6

Anemones

14

7

Alstroemeria

14

8

Roses

11

9

Daisies

8.5

10

Ranunculus

7

11

Tulips

5

Red roses might be among the most popular flowers for Valentine's but unfortunately, these blooms don't last long after being cut. Red chrysanthemums are a better option and last much longer on average at 28 days.

Methodology:

1) Experts at diys.com sought to investigate which flowers are the perfect choice to give your partner for Valentine’s day.

2) A seed list of 11 of the most popular Valentine’s day flowers available to purchase was created from these articles: TownandCountrymag.com, Teleflora.com, sendflowers.com, ixiaflowersuk.com and AvasFlowers.net.

3) Experts at diys.com sourced an expert comment on the colour psychology of flowers from Lee Chambers (Environmental Psychologist and Wellbeing Consultant), uncovering how the colour of flowers affects us.

4) In addition, the length of time the flowers last once cut was collected from websites such as https://www.proflowers.com/, https://www.interflora.co.uk/ and https://www.floraly.com.au/, to highlight how long we can experience the flowers effects for.

5) Data is correct as of 31/01/22 and is subject to change.

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