Beautiful blooms and their positive effect

This may sound familiar to you, or perhaps you’ve heard of a study done a while back on how flowers affect our mood and emotions. If not, it was a study conducted on several volunteers. Each received a shipment of fresh flowers and their reactions and behaviours were monitored and documented. This study revealed that if you send beautiful blooms to a friend or loved one, their happiness increases and they become more optimistic and more likely to reach out to others. Just as real flowers affect our emotions, so can the colours of these flowers. A Galveston County horticulturist published an article on his findings on the matter.

Top colour choices

As Dr. William Johnson strolled through the gardens, he closely observed the behaviour of the general public and the types of beautiful blooms to which he was most attracted. He realized that the two main colours of interest are red and yellow because they are bright and bold. Planting these colours, she said, will likely draw more onlookers’ attention to the more attractive parts of your garden. She also said they can be used to line paths and steps on her property so guests can easily identify pedestrian areas.

Warm and cool colours

If you’re familiar with warm and cool colours, you’ll understand why blue flowers have the effect they do. Have you ever come across a room with light blue walls and another room with a pink or orange colour scheme? You may remember feeling cool when you were in the blue room and feeling cosier and warmer in the orange or pink room. This is because blue falls on the cool end of the colour spectrum, while orange and pink are considered warm colours. Dr Johnson believes the same is true of beautiful blooms. He says the blue flowers in his garden will help create a calm, cool environment where he can relax and calm his mind. He also suggests using lighter shades of blue instead of darker blues.

Something neutral

There are warm and cool colours, but what about white? There are so many beautiful blooms available in white, and it’s easy to associate white with a clean, tidy, or even sterile environment. White is the kind of basic colour that brings a sense of order to a room and can do the same for your garden. Dr. Johnson suggests planting white flowers around the edges of the flower beds to create a clear line that distinguishes the flowers from other parts of the garden.

When it comes to mixing different colours, Dr. Johnson warns gardeners not to get too carried away. You can mix beautiful blooms of various colours, but don’t try to plant every colour variety out there. Carefully select a few colours that work well together. For example, you can draw inspiration from the colours of your country’s flag or other important symbol.