Rose Color Meaning and Symbolism

Expressing Yourself With Roses
When you send flowers you send more than beautiful blossoms you send a message from your heart and the rose is a perfect choice for expressing the nuances of your deepest feelings.

The language of color has a long history of tradition. Today color meaning interpretations are multi-faceted. Here are the most widely recognized meanings associated with rose color:

White Roses – Innocence, Purity, Secrecy, Reverence, Worthiness

White roses like bridal gowns symbolize innocence and purity. Giving white roses says that you believe that your intentions are pure and that the recipient is worthy.

Red Roses – Passion, Love, Respect, Courage, Congratulations

Red roses are classic and a popular choice since their message is an unmistakable expression of love. The color red symbolizes enduring romantic love and passion. In addition to their message of love, red roses can be given in recognition of courage and to show respect or to say “Well done!” and “Congratulations”.

Pink Roses – Happiness, Romance, Admiration, Sweetness

There are many variations of pink roses and all ues of pink communicate sweetness and elegance. Light pink roses show happiness, joy and admiration. If you want to send an expression of gratitude deep pink roses are perfect because they symbolize appreciation and thankfulness.

Yellow Roses – Welcome or Welcome Back, Friendship, Caring, Joy

Yellow roses send a message of friendship, gladness and delight. Perfect for the new
mother, graduate or newly engaged the yellow rose sends a message of joy and new beginnings.

Peach Roses - Gratitude, Appreciation, Sincerity, Modesty

Peach roses send a message of appreciation or gratitude and are also often sent as an expression of sympathy.

Orange or Coral Roses – Desire, Enthusiasm, Pride

Bright orange is a color of warmth and energy and orange roses convey the desire and fervor that the sender feels for the recipient.
These bright rose blossoms also can say “I’m proud of you.”

Just as coral is more toned down than orange so are the feelings communicated by this color rose. The coral rose still speaks to desire coupled with happiness.

Lavender Roses – Deep Adoration, Majestic, Opulent

Sending this color rose says that you find the recipient as enchanting as the lavender rose. The light purple rose is a good choice if you want to express love at first sight.
Lavender can also express deep love and is a novel color to give your love to express the depths of your love.

Blue Roses – Impossible, Unattainable

Blue roses exist in fantasy but not in nature. The blue rose symbolizes the unattainable or impossible which won’t make it a good choice to give someone you would like to maintain a relationship with anyway.

Black Roses – New Beginnings, Rebirth

Sometimes the darkest red roses are called ‘black roses’ and while they do symbolize the death of an idea or say farewell they can send a positive message of rebirth and new beginnings.

Perfect Expressions for Your Gift of Roses
At a loss for words on how to tell someone exactly why you chose flowers in the color you did?

Sometimes we are too! So we sought the help of a poet who has put together some expressions that beautifully communicate the color meaning behind your gift of roses…

…or maybe these messages will inspire you as you create a special love note of your own.

Posted in Flower Guide & Tips, Holiday Gift


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