Picking out funeral flowers to send out to a grieving family may sound easy but different blooms can evoke different feelings to people. Some of them may not even be appropriate to send to people at the time of their sadness. If you personally know the recipient or member of the family, you can better assess if a pastel colored flower will be appreciated. Whites and lavenders may be suitable but if you want to send an arrangement in the hopes of cheering up your friend, then maybe the lighter pink hues or muted yellows would be received well.
If you are on the fence as to the most suitable colors, you can call funeral homes for suggestions or contact the funeral director where the funeral is held. They will be able to give you suggestions on the family’s preferences in cases when you are unable to speak to them personally. If you want to play it safe, stay away from bold colored roses, lilies, and other overly cheerful blooms. Keeping the arrangement understated and simple will avoid any awkward situation like the family getting offended by interpreting your choices as a gesture of disrespect for the dead.