Color Meaning of Roses

13 Feb

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow. A day to remember our loved ones. A busy day for flower shops. A day when millions and millions of roses will be sold and delivered from one loved one to another.

Thinking of buying roses for your loved ones? Have you ever wondered what kind of roses to choose from a wide variety of different color and species? Do you just buy whichever one seems to be the freshest or the one which is the cheapest? Beware because you might be choosing the wrong color to convey your true feelings.

To find out what is the right color of roses to buy, please read on to the next page….

Red Roses: A red rose is an unmistakable expression of love. Red Roses convey deep emotions – be it love, longing or desire. Red Roses can also be used to convey respect, admiration or devotion. A deep red rose can be used to convey heartfelt regret and sorrow. The number of red roses has special romantic meanings associated with them. 12 red roses is the most popular of all which conveys “Be mine” and “I love you”

White Roses: White is the color of purity, chastity and innocence. White flowers are generally associated with new beginnings and make an ideal accompaniment to a first-time bride walking down the isle. White flowers can be used to convey sympathy or humility. They also are indicative of spirituality. Hence, White roses also follow suit.

Yellow Roses: Yellow roses are an expression of exuberance. Yellow roses evoke sunny feelings of joy, warmth and welcome. They are symbols of friendship and caring. The yellow rose, like the other roses, does not carry an undertone of romance. It indicates purely platonic emotions.

Pink Roses: There are a lot of variations of the pink rose. Over all, pink roses are used to convey gentle emotions such as admiration, joy and gratitude. Light pink rose blooms are indicative of sweetness and innocence. Deep pink rose blooms convey deep gratitude and appreciation. Pink roses also connote elegance and grace.

Orange Roses: While a yellow rose reminds us of the sun, an orange rose reminds us of a fiery blaze. These fiery blooms signify passion and energy. Orange roses can be used to express intense desire, pride and fervor. They also convey a sense of fascination. These flowers rival only the red roses as messengers of passion in romance.

Lavender Roses: A Lavender rose like its color conveys enchantment. It also expresses “love at first sight” . Darker shades of lavender roses (close to purple) convey a sense of regal majesty and splendor. These roses are used to express fascination and adoration.

Blue Roses: A perfectly blue rose is still elusive like the perfectly black rose. Blue roses cannot be achieved naturally so they represent the unattainable or the mysterious. Blue roses therefore embody the desire for the unattainable. They say “I can’t have you but I can’t stop thinking about you”

Green roses: Green is the color of harmony, of opulence, of fertility. It is also a color indicative of peace and tranquility. Green roses (these are off-white roses with shades of green) can symbolize best wishes for a prosperous new life or wishes for recovery of good health

Black Roses: Black is the color of death and farewell. A black rose, like the blue rose remains elusive. What we know as black roses are actually really dark red roses. Black roses convey the death of a feeling or idea. Sending black roses to someone indicates the death of the relationship.

Mixed Roses: By mixing rose blooms of different colors purposefully, you can create a bouquet of emotions. For example, a bouquet of red and white roses would mean “I love you intensely and my intentions are honorable”. A random mix of roses would convey mixed feelings or send a message: “I don’t know what my feelings are yet but I sure do like you enough to send you roses.”

So, there you have it, folks! I hope this article will help you choose the right roses for your loved ones from this day forward.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!


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5 responses to “Color Meaning of Roses

  1. Jo

    02/13/2011 at 6:24 am

    A rose is a rose. No matter what color it is, appreciate because remembering is the best message.

  2. Goofus

    02/13/2011 at 7:29 am

    I love roses. Red roses are always my favorite. I get excited when I receicved them.

    • USpinay

      02/14/2011 at 8:37 am

      I love roses but I won’t ever buy it for myself. It makes me feel like a big loser.

  3. Sam

    02/13/2011 at 9:48 am

    Nah, I don’t buy flowers. I just pick whatever is available in my mom’s garden. I hope she doesn’t read this because she has no idea.

  4. Chloe

    02/14/2011 at 9:20 pm

    Didn’t receive anything today. Valentine sucks!


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