Many theories have been put forth trying to explain the relationship (the cause and effect) between flowers and the blissful emotions they generate. Today we begin a blog series that will take us on a journey through the therapeutic world of flowers in search of the answer to the question. Why do flowers make us feel good?
The first theory of why flowers make us feel so good is rooted in the psychological effects of color. Several ancient cultures (the Chinese, the Egyptians) believed they could heal ailments using color. This is known as Chromo-therapy. Still used in today’s holistic medicine, color has been shown to have an impact on one’s mood…
Blue brings calmness and serenity. There seems to be a mental association between night and the color blue. Several municipalities have even seized on the theory and installed blue street lighting. In 2000 Glasgow installed blue lighting to improve its landscape. It was later reported that the crime rate was reduced in areas that had blue lighting! In a similar effort to reduce agressive driving, Tokyo installed 152 blue lights on a stretch of highway in 2001.
Pink is associated with love and romance. There is even a shade of pink called Drunk Tank Pink. Click on this link to read all about this shade of pink!
Green is the color that symbolizes nature and the natural world. Researchers have found that green can invoke feelings of good fortune, health and tranquility.
Red is a bright, warm color that evokes strong emotions. Red is often associated with love, warmth and comfort. Red is also considered a strong, even angry color, that creates intense feelings, even excitement. Consider the many ways that the color red is used in a phrase or colloquialism: red-neck, red-hot, red-handed, paint-the-town-red, seeing-red, the-red-eye.
Every color imaginable is represented by one flower or another. Although it is clear from study after study that color has an effect on people’s moods, these effects are not always positive. What is certain is that any flower in any color will have a positive effect on those who receive and enjoy them. It might be a bit of a leap to say that flowers of one particular color have a more positive effect than flowers of another color.
The moral of the story? Send someone flowers! If you know their favorite color, then that is great! If not, all the colors are beautiful and you can send those. Flowers do make people happy and the bright vivid colors bring us joy and happiness. They lift us up, the help our spirits rise and most of all they make us smile. Send someone flowers today and sit back and wait for the phone to ring. The enthusiasm that comes through the telephone line will astound you! What other research do you really need in order to prove the point? That loud over-the-top, super-giddy “thank youuuuuuuuuu!” is research enough!
No matter the reason, no matter the occasion, no matter the moment, all of us at Starbright Floral Design are standing by waiting to hear from you and ready to help lift someone’s day. We are the feel-good experts! Helping people smile all over the world every day. Starbright Floral Design (that is us) is located in the heart of New York City (in the historic flower district) and because of our ties to hospitality in our great city we have been dubbed “The Official Florist of the City that Never Sleeps”.
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This blog was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me.