What Color Flowers Are Best For A Funeral?

What Color Flowers Are Best For A Funeral?


With a deep-rooted connection with emotions and strong feelings, flowers are a form of communication on their own. Different kinds of flowers are used to convey different messages. While some are associated with joy, hope, and happiness, others narrate the story of death and mourning. Since it’s hard to put sad sentiments into words, flowers are no doubt an appropriate way to convey your condolences and feelings. But flowers come in a variety of types and colors which can make the selection process a bit challenging, especially if you’re not sure about which species are considered as mourning flowers and what color flowers are best for a funeral. Although the task might seem simple at first as you must have seen some typical flowers being used repeatedly in most floral arrangements at funerals, it is so much more than that. But don’t you worry because we’ve put together a list of the most suitable colors and the corresponding artificial flowers to help you honor the deceased and express your sentiments. Read along and unearth the symbolic meanings hidden behind each color!

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White is one of the most used colors for funeral flowers as it signifies new beginnings, remembrance, innocence, peace, and purity. And since it is also the color of the circle of life, it is appropriate to include this color in your floral arrangements to reflect the life cycle. From artificial white carnations and lilies to white roses and orchid flower stems, we have an extensive range of white-colored artificial flowers that can be used to create gorgeous floral displays to honor the departed soul.


Representing beauty and strength, red is a bold color that can be used to add a touch of vibrancy to a funeral ceremony. It is the ideal color to honor someone who had a real zest for life. Red-colored flowers are also a good option for sympathy flowers to show your love to the family of the bereaved. While red carnations and red tulips represent pure love and admiration, red roses symbolize love, respect, and sorrow, making them suitable additions to the funeral flower arrangement.


Although often associated with youth, femininity, and beauty, pink is a respectful option for funeral flowers as well since it also represents fresh beginnings, sympathy, and remembrance. Pink-colored flowers make the ideal condolence flowers for the family who has lost their loved one. You can opt for pink orchids, roses, carnations, or any other pink-colored artificial flowers from our extensive collection to express your never-ending appreciation, gratitude, and sympathy for the bereaved and the mourning family.


Yellow flowers, although uncommon for funeral tributes, make people think of happy memories and joyous times spent with the deceased which can uplift the spirit of the mourning family. If you’re trying to make the ceremony more of a celebration of life rather than mourning, adding pops of yellow-colored artificial flowers into your flower arrangement can evoke hope and cheer up everyone present at the ceremony.


Purple is a great accent color for funeral flowers as it conveys a message of respect, dignity, and spirituality. You can either pair purple flowers with white-colored florals to create a peaceful and soothing funeral flower arrangement or you can add them to pink flower bouquets for a more comforting and colorful display at the ceremony.


Blue represents tranquility, harmony, stability, confidence, and honesty while also expressing deep condolences, grief, and mourning. But since it is hard to find fresh flowers in blue tones, we suggest you pick blue artificial flowers for the arrangement or sympathy flowers.

No matter what kind of arrangement you’re going for, choosing the right colors and flowers can add a thoughtful and meaningful touch to your funeral floral displays. If you want to learn more about mourning flowers, check out our blog on what flowers are suitable for a funeral to be prepared for when the time comes. Did you find this blog helpful? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!