What is your favourite colour flower? Study reveals what your preferences say about you
What is your favorite flower color? Research reveals what your preferences say about you
- Research has shown that blue and white flowers are the most relaxing color of a plant
- But orange, yellow or red flowers like sunflowers or roses are the most uplifting
For gardening novices and experts alike, this is the key to planting flowers that just might change your feelings.
And it all depends on the color and what you want from your garden.
Research has shown that blue or white flowers, such as hyacinths or lilies, are considered the most relaxing colors of plants. And the ones that are orange, yellow, or red, such as sunflowers or roses, are the most uplifting.
Researchers did this by showing 670 Britons images of daisy-like flowers in eight colors and questioning them about their preferences and emotional responses.
But the University of Sheffield study also found that a participant’s favorite color had an intensely personal effect. Of those who said purple was their favorite, about half said they found it the most relaxing and the other half the most energizing.
A study found that blue or white flowers, such as hyacinths or lilies, are considered the most relaxing colors of plants.
Flowers that are orange, yellow, or red, such as sunflowers or roses, are the most uplifting
This is despite the fact that purple was not generally considered to be particularly uplifting or relaxing.
The team wrote in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening magazine that there were some “universal truths” about flower colors and their connection to emotions.
They added: ‘The second phenomenon (we discovered) suggests that…an individual preference for a particular color may also produce positive psychological benefits. Maintaining a variety of flower colors in the landscape remains important.’