A famous study conducted by researchers at Rutgers University found that flowers have both an immediate and long-term effect on mood - but why and how? A survey by the Vlam has proven that 87% of men also love to recieve flowers.
One reason is due to color.
The effect that color has on mood has been known for a long time. Flowers affect mood in different ways. Pinks, peaches, and warm colors tend to provide a feeling of nurturing and are great for people who are sick or grieving, while reds and oranges are known to be colors of passion and sensuality, for example. Blues and purples promote relaxation and tranquility, while bright, contrasting colors signal celebration.
The fragnances of flowers also elicit feelings of happiness.
Aromatherapy has been used in homeopathy for a long time, and now science backs it up. A chemical in roses that gives them their famous scent has been shown to elicit feelings of happiness and being in love. Some other flowers with therapeutic scents are gardenias, lilies, hyacinths, and lily of the valley.
- The fact that someone cares enough to send flowers would be enough to make anyone happy. Flowers have been used for centuries to convey messages of love and friendship. Receiving flowers increased the study subjects' contact with friends and family, even if the flowers were not sent by friends or family, and that flowers created an ambiance of sharing and welcome. Flowers also provide a connection with nature, which has also proven to lead to increased positive emotions.