Meaning of Pink Flowers

Meaning of Pink Flowers

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Pink isn’t just to make the boys wink. It is a color with a long history of symbolism, representing everything from inner peace to femininity. Pink flowers’ symbolism goes far deeper than most people know, which is why we will look at the meaning behind pink flowers in this article.

From the significance of this color to its meaning in floristry and floriography, we will take you through everything you need to know about this sweet shade that is both blushing and vibrant and its cultural significance, as well as the perfect pink flower arrangements for every occasion.

What does the color pink represent?

Pink, overall, has wonderfully positive connotations, symbolizing affection, harmony, kindness, love, and, of course, femininity. It is a calming color that is said to represent the universal love of oneself and others.

It also has a playful side – which is clearly represented by the cheerful blooms that are so often rose-colored. It is similarly thought to symbolize playfulness, tenderness, and the many variants of love – from marital to platonic to familial.

As the sweeter side of red and the warmer side of white, pink is the middleman between red’s passion and white’s purity. This is why it is considered to be a youthful color of good health, tenderness, and the first flush of love.

What is the meaning of pink flowers?

Where red blossoms connote energy, aggression, and romantic passion, pink flowers have a gentler symbolism. Though they are also a universal symbol of love, pink flowers represent all kinds of attachment and affection, and popularly symbolize the bond between friends, mothers, and daughters.

They are often heavily featured in Mother’s Day bouquets due to these affectionate ties and the color’s strong association with femininity and nurturing.

There are many varieties of pink flowers, from carnations to lilies, azaleas, roses and begonias. Many of these – depending on their hue and style, evoke different meanings. Thus, in the language of flowers, coral blossoms can mean anything from best wishes to an appreciation of friendship to congratulations to a symbol of eternal devotion.  

For example, pink alstroemerias have their own meaning, signifying romantic feelings and a sense of playfulness. These flowers are therefore the perfect gift for when a friendship develops into a stronger, romantic love.

Meanwhile, a pink rose is a symbol of elegance, refinement, and sweetness. However, it’s deeper meaning is dependent on shade – a darker flower is a sign of appreciation and gratitude, while the lighter tones are more closely tied to joy, gentleness, grace and happiness, their softness making them perfect for more sympathetic occasions.

These are only two varieties of the many rosy blooms available. Read on to discover more!

The different types of pink flowers

It is interesting that pink is a color that rarely appears naturally in nature. Except, that is, in the flower kingdom, where there is a whole host of beautiful, blushing blooms to savor and enjoy. Here are some of the most common flowers that have pinky varieties:

List of pink flowers:

  • Azaleas
  • Begonias
  • Butterfly Bush Pink Delight
  • Calla Lily
  • Carnations
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Dahlia
  • Hibiscus
  • Hyacinths
  • Hydrangeas
  • Orchids
  • Peonies
  • Petunias
  • Roses
  • Tulips

This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the furious magenta and most delicate rose tones that exist in the floral kingdom. But what do these flowers mean around the world? Let’s find out!

Pink flower meaning around the world

Given that a lot of pink flowers’ symbolism relates to the universal love of oneself and others, it is not surprising that many cultures have names that mean pink flower to embody the gentle spirit and affection of these blooms.

With Scandinavian origins, Linnea is a boy’s name meaning “small pink mountain flower”. In India,Kamal means pink-colored lotus. In Ancient Greek, Dianthus, which translates to “beautiful pink flower”, is another boy’s name steeped in historical significance. Dianthus is believed to be the flower of the gods.

Some beautiful pink flower arrangements

As is clear from this article, one of the most wonderful things about pink flowers is their playful versatility. They are the perfect gift for any number of occasions and their many affectionate meanings mean they can be given to friends, lovers, grandparents or other family members as symbols of the many shades of love.

Beautiful pink flower arrangements are the perfect way to say it with flowers. Some occasions when a bouquet of these pastel posies work best include Mother’s Day, engagement parties, baby showers, birthdays, and anniversaries.

Remember that different shades of pink flowers represent different energies and emotions. So, when choosing an arrangement, keep in mind that the paler your bouquet, the more soothing it will be to its recipient, while the louder the color the more intense the emotion it both expresses and evokes.

For a partner or lover, the hot pink arrangements by FromYouFlowers are the perfect expression of romantic love and passion. 1800 Flowers and SendFlowers also have an impressive selection of rose and magenta blooms to help you choose the perfect pink bouquet.

For the DIY-loving, a pink-themed monthly subscription box from EnjoyFlowers is the perfect way to bring kindness and warmth into your home and allows you the creative freedom to mix alstroemerias with chrysanthemums, carnations with zinnias.

If you would like to surrender from all creative control, exceptional subscription offerings from BloomsyBoxand MonthlyClubs can ensure your home is forever plush with rosy bouquets.

Or, if the evergreen joy of a plant is more your cup of tea, why not endow your home with a cosy glow by purchasing a pink orchid, rose bush or calla plant with Plants.com and enjoy the long-lasting warmth of these cheerful, and tranquilizing blooms.

With such a dizzying array of choice, there has never been a better time to turn your house pretty, in pink flowers!


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