During the cooler months of fall and winter, the best way to add warmth, vibrancy, and beauty to your home is with radiant red flowers! Let Mother Nature brighten your life with a wide variety of red-blooming plants and flowers to reinvigorate your winter abode. The floral experts at Morningside Florist, Greater Sacramento’s premier florist, list our favorite festive red blooms and plants perfect for gifting or decorating your interior.
Why We Love Red Flowers
Red is an exciting flower color because it instantly pops and attracts our attention. Red is one of the most visible colors to the human eye and is the color babies perceive first. Red is also 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 attracts our attention.
Symbolism of the Color Red
In color psychology, red attracts the most attention and is associated with strong emotions such as passion, love, and anger. 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 is also energizing and exciting and can motivate us to act and boost our confidence. It’s a warm and positive color that can increase our metabolism and lift our spirits.
Warm Reds vs. Cool Reds
Warm reds include the “warm colors” on the color wheel, which are red, yellow, and orange. Cool reds contain “cool colors,” which are violet, green, and blue. According to color theory, warm colors convey cheerfulness, joy, love, and energy, while cool colors convey nature, harmony, and peace. Choose flowers with warm red hues to brighten your home and chase away the cold doldrums of winter.
An impressive flower with a large, trumpet-shaped blossom, this flower grows in a rich, intense warm red color. A symbol of radiant beauty, the tall and sturdy red amaryllis also represents strength and determination.
This poppy-like flower comes in a range of sizes and colors. Simple yet striking, the red anemone symbolizes fragility and love.
Also known as the Michaelmas daisy, the red aster symbolizes undying devotion and is a popular flower in Greek mythology.
Gentle, graceful, and pretty, light red carnations symbolize adoration and admiration, while dark red carnations represent love and affection.
With a rich history and symbolism that dates back to the 15th century B.C., the chrysanthemum is known as the “Queen of Fall Flowers.” Mums come in various colors, with red blooms symbolizing joy and beauty.
Available year-round, red roses are the ultimate symbol of love and romance and come in various shades of red.
You can’t discuss winter-blooming plants without including the poinsettia – which is seen everywhere during the Christmas holidays. Sprouting vibrant red leaves amongst green ones, this cheerful plant symbolizes joy, success, and the Christmas season.
Exotic and tropical, the anthurium is famous for its long-lasting, showy blooms. Instead of delicate petals, this bloom is made of modified waxy leaves in a bright, rich red color surrounding a pointed yellow spadix. Red anthurium plants represent happiness and hospitality.
A popular long-lasting houseplant, the Christmas Cactus produces colorful, bright flowers in red, pink, and lilac colors. Red varieties symbolize warmth, protection, love, and grandeur.
A species of succulent plants, kalanchoes are hardy, easy-to-care-for plants with thick waxy leaves and bright red, yellow, and orange flowers. Kalanchoe plants symbolize persistence and eternal love.
A low-maintenance, tropical indoor plant, bromeliads make a great alternative to poinsettias. This sunlight-loving plant produces long-lasting, colorful, and vibrant blooms. Red blooms signify passion and joy.
A plant that reveals its beauty once it loses its leaves, the branches are left with stunning, bright red berries that symbolize winter and Christmas. Add cheer to your home by using winterberries in holiday wreaths or placed in vases for a pop of bright color.
Elevate your holiday decor and your spirits with fresh red-blooming plants and flowers. These bright botanicals are a great way to add warmth, color, energy, and excitement to your home during the fall and winter seasons. Start searching for festive red blooms now!