Colours and their effect on our mood
Colours and their effect on our mood

Flower power and colour effects: How colours influence our moods

Let's be honest: Is there a more beautiful time of the year than when everything starts to bloom and the trees turn fresh green? When the plant world throws off its grey veil and turns into an explosion of colour? The colors of fresh flowers and plants are balm for the soul and with a little basic knowledge of color effects you can even take advantage of this effect.

But which colours actually have which effect and meaning?

Goethe already dealt extensively with the effect of colors and color therapy - that is, with the question of what influence colors can have on our state of mind. The sensual quality of colours from nature still plays a decisive role in psychology or literature today. But how do we benefit from the beneficial effects of colours?

There are many ways to bring more color into your life. One of them beguiles eyes and soul at the same time: fresh flowers. We give you an overview of how their colors can affect you and what they stand for.

Colour effect: small guide

1.) Yellow stands for happiness and friendship: The radiance of lemon yellow is not only infectious due to its natural intensity, but also vitalizes the senses with its freshness.

2.) Pink stands for balance and protection: Almond blossoms and roses are particularly delicate and versatile in cosmetic products. The colour has a calming aura and stands for a feeling of safety and security.

3.) Opinions are divided on the meaning of the colour purple: for some it is exciting and electrifying, for others it is pure and harmonious. The beauty and beguiling scent of fresh lilac, on the other hand, is undisputed and creates feelings of happiness. In the case of lavender, opinions differ even more. The scent of lavender has a harmonizing effect, but it meets with enthusiasm and aversion in equal measure.

4.) Do you want to make a new start? Then orange is the right colour, because it stands for curiosity and creativity. A bouquet of fresh marigolds or wild tulips on the desk is a wonderful source of inspiration.

5.) White - is not a color - but contains all colors in itself and is associated with absolute clarity and brightness. White flowers decorate without being obtrusive. Fragrant jasmine or white meadow herbs are, thanks to their noble effect, the secret of the finest cosmetic and perfume formulations.

6.) Green is the colour of nature. Nothing has such a vitalizing and harmonizing effect as the trees and plants that wrap themselves in lush green in the spring and make the landscapes shine with freshness once again. It is said that green tones can help with sorrow, anger or even lovesickness. Most definitely, however, it promotes creativity and transmits the tranquility of nature to our minds.

7) Melancholic? Blue is the color of the sky, the sea and it can have a "cool" effect on us. However, there is also the power of tranquility and relaxation in it. Blue flowers are considered a symbol of longing and familiarity - such as the delicate flowers of the forget-me-not.

Flowers: the easiest way for colorful variety at home.

Adding colour without painting the walls? Without new furniture and home accessories? We rely on flower power and show you how you can easily transform your home into a blooming oasis of well-being or surprise your loved ones with a self-tied bouquet:

DIY bouquet

Want to put together your own floral arrangement? We'll show you how to create your own floral masterpiece and enjoy it for years to come:

1.) Depending on the size of the bouquet, you will need a selection of fresh cut flowers, whose blossoms are preferably still closed, and greenery. Fresh grasses or ornamental leaves are especially beautiful.

2.) Remove the lower leaves and thorns from the stems of the flowers using a sharp knife or rose shears.

3.) To create a harmonious overall picture, you should alternately pin the flowers and the leafy greenery together in a spiral. When you are satisfied with the result, tie the finished bouquet with floral tape or wire.

4.) Depending on the size of the bouquet and the container in which it is placed, you can cut the stems again at a sharp angle, and you can also increase the durability by regularly renewing the water in which the bouquet is placed.

Dried flowers: preserve the colors of nature

If you don't want to see the bouquet you made yourself or the flowers you brought back from a walk fade, you can give yourself a treat and simply dry them yourself.

To preserve as much colour as possible, start preserving while the flowers are still in full bloom. Although most flowers and grasses are suitable for drying, roses or straw flowers are ideal for starters. You can either hang these upside down to dry (preferably in the basement or attic), or place the blooms covered in drying salt in a sealable container for a week. Wild flowers pressed in a book are also particularly beautiful as a small decorative element.

Wildflower bed or flowers to order

Fancy getting started and getting creative? If you have a green thumb, you can of course create your own wildflower bed; you can buy ready-made seed mixtures for this. But you can also do it without your own garden or balcony, either with self-picked flowers from the edge of the field (leaving protected plants, of course) or you can order a set from the florist on the corner or online to tie yourself conveniently at home.

There are flowers everywhere for whoever wants to see them.

Henri Matisse