Video: Some Secrets Of The "language Of Flowers"
Almost all peoples have attached symbolic meaning to the color for a long time. Modern scientists associate this with the fact that color affects a person in different ways. Today it has already been proved for sure that we perceive color not only with our eyes, but also experience complex psychophysical sensations when contemplating certain color shades. But that's not all, as color directly affects our physiology, forcing our brain to generate various associations. It is this multifaceted effect of color on a person that has contributed to the fact that over the centuries certain colors have been assigned their meanings:
yellow is jealousy;
orange - pride;
red - love;
carmine - struggle;
purple - dignity, power;
purple - mysticism, mystery;
blue - freedom, lightness;
blue - faith;
electrician - desire;
green - calmness, trust;
white - eternity;
black - mourning;
gray - poverty, sadness.
These ideas about the meaning of the color scale influenced the formation of the traditions of giving flower bouquets and, in fact, the "language of flowers". It is believed that the "language of flowers" was born in the era of romanticism, in any case, at that time it was especially popular: they conducted a silent dialogue with flowers, and even exchanged bouquets instead of letters. In our country, during the time of Catherine II, a special document was even developed - the "Register of Flowers", where red meant love, green - hope, blue - loyalty, black - sadness, yellow - treason.
And today, presenting a bouquet, we want to express our feelings and want to be sure that we will be understood correctly. A careless bouquet can injure someone who speaks the "flower language", and you, unwittingly, can get into an awkward situation. Of course, the interpretation of the "flower language" is very ambiguous, which is associated with the spatial and temporal reasons for its formation. And yet, some of its basic concepts can be distinguished.
In a bouquet for a married lady, hyacinths, carnations, chrysanthemums will be appropriate - flowers that express respect for a woman. If you want to remind her of something very personal that connects you to her, add yellow flowers to the bouquet. It is not customary for an elderly woman to give fast-fading flowers of dark shades, this will make her sad.
A young unmarried girl is matched with a bouquet of pink - the color of youth! Give her a bunch of daisies, and if you want to tell her about your unrequited love, give her dahlias. But beware of giving her bright red flowers!
Traditionally white is the bridal bouquet, symbolizing purity, tenderness and the beginning of a new life, and a bouquet of white calla lilies speaks of the wish of a successful and long marriage.
Red roses at all times speak of passionate love.
A bouquet for a loved one, presented before a long separation, should be composed mostly of red flowers.
In general, speaking about the color scheme of a bouquet, one can be based on the following well-established principles: red in a bouquet will look great in a company with white and yellow, but not very well with pink and purple; white is versatile and goes well with any other shades; blue is especially effective with bright yellow or dazzling white; and light orange harmonizes well with blue, lilac and violet. And although these days yellow flowers are present in many bouquets and compositions, still give pure yellow bouquets carefully, especially to your loved ones!
When choosing a bouquet, pay attention to its shape. Small and delicate flowers of bright, joyful tones, arranged in small bouquets, will be appropriate for children. If a woman's bouquet is usually round in shape, then a vertical bouquet of "swift" lines is more suitable for a man, and in no case should it be small, from the outside it will look ridiculous.
Abroad, in almost all countries, they give any number of flowers in a bouquet, we still have an odd number of flowers in a small bouquet. Adhering to the "flower language", the number of flowers in a bouquet also has its strictly defined meaning: one flower is a sign of attention, three is a sign of respect, five is a sign of recognition, seven is love …
Perhaps someone thinks that all these are just remnants of past years and prejudices, trifles, in a word. But these little things live in the folk experience of the century, which means that there is something in this after all! The bouquet is designed to create a mood, so let it be chosen to the place! The main rule for choosing a bouquet is to think about the person to whom it is intended. Give flowers more often - and you can't go wrong!
Photos from the exhibition "Flowers-2007"
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