The Language of Flowers: Say You Care and Send a Message

The flower colors you choose for your bouquet say a lot. Here’s some inspiration for color choices and what they mean.
By: Karin Beuerlein
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White Lily Bouquet

You can’t miss with white flowers for any occasion, as they express the full range of human emotions from love to hope to sorrow.

Pink Bouquet

Pink, traditionally a feminine color, has overtones of delicacy, grace and sensitivity. Choosing pink roses over red is a more lighthearted way to say “I love you.”

Blue Bouquet

Making a peace offering or sending a get-well wish? Blue blooms represent serenity, calm and healing.

Orange Bouquet

If you want to make an impression, choose a palette of vivid oranges. Orange represents joy, adventure and spontaneity.

Purple Bouquet

Secret admirers take note: mysterious purple shows you’re intrigued without giving too much away.

Yellow Rose Bouquet

Sunny yellow flowers are for friendship—they’re a great choice for co-workers when you want to recognize a job well done.

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