The Meaning of Colors

Origami cranes and flowers have been a traditional gift of friendship and love for thousands of years. Over those years, certain colors have come to carry certain meanings. Here are the emotions and feelings that each color represents.

White Origami Flowers
White represents the hope for the future, a fresh start, innocence and purity. White has been the traditional color for brides since the Victorian era. In many cultures white represents a joyous eternity.
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Red Origami Flowers
Red is the traditional color for roses and Valentine's Day. Red represents strong love, passion and desire. Studies show that a woman in a red dress becomes a focal point in a room! This is a very powerful color.
Red Origami Flower Photos

Pink Origami Flowers
Pink represents happiness, tenderness, best friends and sweethearts. Pink is the fresh blush on a maiden's cheeks.
Pink Origami Flower Photos

Orange Origami Flowers
Orange is a rich color of enthusiasm and energy. Orange is the lush autumn foliage and the warmth of a fire.
Orange Origami Flower Photos

Yellow Origami Flowers
Yellow stands for freedom and joy. Yellow is the perfect color to spur creativity - to celebrate the beginning of a new project or the complettion of a successful one. Yellow is the bright welcome of sunshine.
Yellow Origami Flower Photos

Green Origami Flowers
Green is the traditional color of healing - it represents living things growing healthily and with strength. It is the color of harmony and finding balance. Green is the color of luck and wealth. It is of course the modern color for St. Patrick's Day! It is the color of grassy meadows and lush forests.
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Blue Origami Flowers
Blue represents honor and faith. A trustworthy friend or lover is "true blue". Blue is also the color of meaningful spirituality. It represents a bond of the spirit. In traditional celtic times, blue was the color of Ireland. It is the color of the sea and of the open sky.
Blue Origami Flower Photos

Purple Origami Flowers
In the times of princes and princesses, purple was the color reserved for royalty. It was the color of courtly love, of romantic tradition. Purple represents the noblest of affections, the most enduring of loves. It can also represent the bonds of true friendship.
Purple Origami Flower Photos

Brown and Beige - Down to Earth, a Great Friend, Trust and Loyalty

Tea - Remembrance, Fond Memories

Mixed Origami Flowers
With a mixed collection of colors in your origami flower bouquet you can send exactly the combination of emotions that you feel - or match any home decor theme! For example, White and Red represent Unity, Standing Together
Mixed Origami Flower Photos

Foil Origami Flowers
Gold represents a love and loyalty which is eternal. Wedding bands are made from gold, and a high compliment is to say someone has "a heart of gold". Silver stands for elegance. Silver has been treasured by people for thousands of years.
Foil Origami Flower Photos

Textured Paper Origami Flowers

Single Flower - The Recipient is Special and Unique. This is sometimes represented in the gift of a single flower. It is also represented in a bouquet where all of the bouquet is one color, but a single blossom stands out with a different color.

Without Thorns - The relationship is based on trust and closeness. Origami Flowers are perfect in this regard!

Everlasting Flowers - Origami flowers represent a relationship that will last the ages, long after other flowers have wilted and died.

Price per iris or lily flower: $3.00
Iris and Lily flowers are made from squares - they cannot be made from dollar bills.

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