Brightly coloured flowers affect mood

The concept of colours influencing our moods has been around for a long time. If you are interested in learning about popular interpretations of different colours with a view to designing your garden, you may find these examples useful:


Green is a calming, relaxing colour which instils a feeling of tranquillity. It’s also regarded as restorative and health-giving, so it’s the perfect colour for your garden. Ensure you have plenty of greenery – leafy shrubs, bamboo or even a hedge will give your garden that vibrant, lush green appearance.


Choose bright yellow daffodils, cheery sunflowers and pale yellow Graham Thomas roses if you want to lift your spirits. Yellow is said to be an uplifting colour and creates a happy, cheerful vibe in your garden - so yellow flowers could be just the thing to help you stay positive on dark, dreary days.

Pink and red

Choose pink roses, red geraniums or gorgeous deep pink foxglove flowers if you’re looking for a romantic, feminine feel in your garden. Red is thought to intensify whatever emotions you are already feeling, so use it sparingly. Pink, o the other hand, is said to help you stay light-hearted and playful.

It's possible to create areas of your garden for specific moods. You might want to grow green or blue plants around a pond, for example, to create a calming atmosphere.