Look to Mother Nature to help add warmth, energy, and beauty to your home with fresh and radiant red flowers! It’s a great way to bring the outside in and celebrate the natural beauty of nature during the colder months of the year. Not only do red blooms brighten your home and enhance your holiday decor, but they can also boost your spirits and fill your heart with positive energy. The floral experts at Kittelberger Florist, Webster’s top-rated florist, share with your our favorite festive red blooms that are perfect for adding color and brilliance to our homes this season.
Why We Love Red Flowers
Red is an exciting flower color – it instantly pops and attracts our attention. It is also one of the most visible colors to the human eye and the color babies perceive first. Red is the international color for stop signs and stop lights, and over 75% of all world flags have red in them. No doubt about it – red is an important color.
Symbolism of the Color Red
Anyone familiar with Valentine’s Day knows that red is linked to passion, love, and romance. However, it also universally signifies power, strength, courage, and danger. Red is vibrant and stimulating, with a strong link to sexuality and increased appetites (which is why so many restaurants use red in their advertisements.) Red can also be energizing and motivating; it’s a warm and positive color that can brighten our mood and lift our spirits.
Warm Reds vs. Cool Reds
Warm reds refer to those reds that have “warm colors” in them, such as red, yellow, and orange. Cool reds contain the “cool colors,” such as violet, green, and blue. According to color theory, warm colors convey happiness, joy, love, and positive energy, while cool colors convey nature, peace, and harmony. Choose flowers with warm red hues to lighten and brighten your home with a stimulating pop of red color, and choose cool red blooms for sophistication, elegance, and romance.
With an impressively large bloom, the amaryllis has vibrant red leaves full of radiance and energy. A symbol of radiant beauty, this tall and sturdy bloom also represents strength and determination.
A gorgeous pop of red, white, and blue, these fun blooms are charming and striking. Resembling a poppy, the red anemone is a symbol of refinement and love.
Also known as the Michaelmas daisy, the red aster is a starburst-shaped bloom that symbolizes undying devotion. It is also is a popular flower in Greek mythology.
Gentle, graceful, and pretty, light red carnations symbolize adoration and affection, while dark red carnations represent love and admiration.
A beloved bloom with a rich history, the chrysanthemum is also called the “Queen of Fall Flowers.” Mums come in a variety of colors, with red mums representing joy and beauty.
Available year-round, red roses aren’t just for sweethearts on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy the perfect beauty and sweet fragrance of red roses anytime you want elegance, love, and beauty taking center state in your home.
We’re talking about red plants and flowers here, so of course we can’t leave out the poinsettia – the most popular plant of the Christmas holidays. Sprouting vibrant red bracts amongst dark green leaves, the lovely poinsettia is a symbol of joy, success, and the Christmas season.
Famous for its showy, vibrant red blossom, the exotic and tropical anthurium is a hardy and long-lasting plant perfect for indoors. Add it to your holiday decor to replace or complement the poinsettia plant. Anthuriums represent happiness and hospitality.
A great plant for indoors, the Christmas cactus is a hardy plant with colorful, bright clusters of blooms in red, pink, and lilac colors. Red varieties are a symbol of warmth, protection, love, and grandeur.
A type of succulent, the kalanchoe is a hardy, easy-to-care-for plant with thick waxy leaves and bright red, yellow, and orange flowers. Kalanchoe plants exemplify persistence and eternal love.
A low-maintenance, tropical plant, bromeliads have incredible large and bright red blooms that rival poinsettias. This sunlight-loving plant signifies passion and joy.
The branches of the holly plant are left with charming, bright red berries once all the leaves have fallen off. Symbolizing Christmas and winter, adding winterberries to your home in craft projects or just in a vase is a great way to add a pop of color and holiday cheer.
Elevate your holiday decor and warm your spirits with fresh red-blooming flowers. These bright botanicals are a great way to bring brilliance, color, energy, and passion to your home during the fall and winter seasons. Find festive and brilliant red blooms for your home now!