What Does Your Favorite Flower Color Say About You?

Do you have a favorite flower color in the garden? Learn the secrets of flower color meanings and which hues you should choose to grow.

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Red Flower Color Meanings

If you gravitate toward red flower colors, it probably means you’re an extrovert and impossible to ignore. You are enthusiastic and prone to impulsive moods and actions.

Red blends well with white and yellow flowers or with silver and gray foliage plants. The blooms also look great against a background of dark evergreens or a white picket fence.

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Blue Flowers Meaning

This is the color people most often name as their favorite. A preference for blue flowers signifies introspection, sensitivity and conservatism. You tend to weigh options carefully and are cautious about taking action.

Blue is easy to blend with other colors. It goes particularly well with yellow, white or pale gray plants. Alone, however, blue flowers will get lost against a backdrop of evergreens.

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Yellow Flowers Meaning

If you love yellow, you have great imagination and a tremendous drive for self-fulfillment. Intellectuals and idealists often prefer the color yellow. If you choose this flower color, it means you make a good confidant and a true friend.

Those who love yellow flowers will find that the hue contrasts well with red or blue. Many consider blue and yellow to be the most beautiful of all color combinations in the garden.

Check out the top 10 classic yellow flowers to grow.

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Pink Flowers Meaning

A love of pink indicates wealth, a good position in society and a character full of charm and warmth. Those who choose the color pink as their favorite are usually pampered, loved and cared for.

Use pink flowers along with pale blue or pale yellow blooms. Many consider pink to be the finest of all garden colors because it seems to take on the characteristics of all other colors.

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White Flowers Meaning

Few people choose white when asked to name their favorite flower color. Those who do generally enjoy a simple life. This pure color also means innocence.

You can’t go wrong with white flowers in a garden. This color blends well with just about anything, including red, blue, purple, pink and yellow. White flowers look most spectacular by themselves against a backdrop of dark evergreen. Also try them in a moon garden.

To learn more about flower color meanings, check out Laura C. Martin’s book, Garden Flower Folklore.

Lori Vanover
Lori has 20 years of experience writing and editing home, garden, birding and lifestyle content for several publishers. As Birds & Blooms senior digital editor, she leads a team of writers and editors sharing birding tips and expert gardening advice. Since joining Trusted Media Brands 13 years ago, she has held roles in digital and print, editing magazines and books, curating special interest publications, managing social media accounts, creating digital content and newsletters, and working with the Field Editors—Birds & Blooms network of more than 50 backyard birders. Passionate about animals and nature, Lori has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Environmental Communications from the University of Illinois. In 2023, she became certified as a Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener, and she is a member of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and sits on the organization's Publications Advisory Committee. She frequently checks on her bird feeders while working from home and tests new varieties of perennials, herbs and vegetable plants in her ever-growing backyard gardens.