Rose Colours and Their Meaning

Adapted from an article by Lori L. Collvins - BellaOnline, The voice of women.
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Color Talks! Although it is commonly accepted that all roses convey warmth and affection, the person receiving them may know the meaning of roses colors and understands the symbolic message conveyed. It would be nice to insure that you are communicating the right message to that special person. Read on to find the meaning of the color of roses!




Red Roses

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Red & White roses together signify unity or togetherness. They are given when facing a challenging life event or to celebrate a strengthening relationship. Red and yellow blended means gaiety and loyalty, jovial and happy feelings.

Burgundy roses mean unconscious beauty.

Lilac represents the first emotions of love.

Purple roses stand for enhancement, magnification, opulence, majesty and glory and means I will always love you.

Lavender roses symbolize caution and the need to proceed slowly and carefully. Lavender roses also indicate a need for discretion but it also becoming widely accpeted as representing love at first sight and enhancement.

Blue roses stand for fantasies, hoping for miracles, new opportunities and possibilities.

Orange roses indicate enthusiasm, desire and fascination. The orange rose says, "I am proud of you!"

Coral roses signify desire.

Peach roses signify desire, anticipation, sincere appreciation and optimism for the future. Pale peach roses are a symbol of modesty.

Pink roses stand for elegance, gracefulness, refinement, gentility, style and poetic romance but are combined with fun and lightheartedness. It is the rose of sweet thoughts and thank you. Pink roses also signify gratitude, sympathy and appreciation. Dark pink stands for thank you, appreciation and gratitude. Light pink roses convey admiration, sympathy, gentleness, grace, gladness, joy, friendship and sweetness. The combination of red roses and pink roses stands for strong romance and passion. Dark Pink roses are symbolic of thankfulness while pale pink roses are a symbol of joy and grace.

White roses represent unity, loyalty, reverence, humility, love stronger than death, sincerity, purity, silence and innocence as well as youthfulness. Sometimes called the "flower of light," the white rose also means spiritual love and anticipation of happiness. White roses can also be used to highlight the message of the other rose colors. White (Bridal) roses symbolize a happy love. White rosebuds can also signify girlhood or "too young to love."

Yellow roses signify strong feelings of pure joy, gladness, happiness and friendship, but were once used to convey jealousy. Friendship is the main meaning of the yellow rose but it also signifies familiar love and domestci happiness. Yellow roses also symbolize fun and freedom. Today, the yellow rose is used to embrace a new beginning, apologize or express sympathy, and to say, "remember me" , "I am sorry', or "I care." Yellow roses are appropriate for marking the beginning of a new life together or for starting all over again. A Yellow rose with red tip indicates friendship falling in love.

Pastel or pale blends represent sociability and friendship.

And the meaning of roses in mixed colors - 'you're everything to me'. A mixed-color bouquet carries all of the meanings of each individual rose.




Rose Color Meaning Chart
To summarize the meanings of different rose colors
Rose Color Meaning
Red Love, honesty, bravery
Dark Red Unconscious beauty
Burgendy Unconscious Beauty
Pink elegance, gracefulness, refinement, gentility, style and poetic romance, fun, lightheartedness
Lilac First emotions of love
Purple, Lavender enhancement, magnification, opulence, majesty and glory and means I will always love you
Yellow Friendship, joy, respect or jealousy
White unity, loyalty, reverence, humility, love stronger than death, sincerity, purity, silence and innocence as well as youthfulness.
Blue Rose fantasies, hoping for miracles, new opportunities and possibilities
Orange enthusiasm, desire and fascination
Coral Desire
Peaches desire, anticipation, sincere appreciation and optimism for the future
Black Protest or death
Blue Support and faith
Pastel or pale colours sociability and friendship
Red & White Unity, harmony, and bonding
Red & Yellow Happiness, joy, celebration, and congratulations
Yellow & White Harmony
Yellow & Orange Passionate ideas
Mixed colours you're everything to me

 





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