Rose Colors and their Significance

Rose Colors and their Significance

The meaning of Rose Colors

Roses have been around for about 32 million years and it’s too true that “The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.” Roses are especially romantic, but if you ever give roses to someone, do you select the color based on that person’s favorite color, or yours? Or do you select roses based on the meaning and symbolism of the rose color? After hopping around on the web, it’s a bit confusing when you consider the diversity of meanings that rose colors can symbolize. Maybe if you can’t afford real roses, then you can send someone special this wide variety, a rainbow of colored virtual roses..

Rainbow Rose

The Rainbow rose originally had the 7 colors of the rainbow, but now there are rainbow roses that are “tropical” with combinations of red/pink and yellow, and the ocean variant with combinations of green and blue. They are sometimes called happy roses or tie dye roses and while they don’t have a specific meaning like other color roses, in a quirky way it sort of combines all the symbolism of each color.

Red Rose

Romance, red rose, newspaper, and breakfast in bed. A single red rose says “I love you.”

Pink Rose

If you give a pink rose with no thorns, then it is supposed to mean that you have loved the person ever since you laid eyes on him or her, symbolizing love at first sight. If it has thorns, then a dark pink rose (or magenta or fuchsia) can mean appreciation, gratitude, or thank you.

Yellow Rose

Yellow roses can mean friendship and ‘I care’ as well as joy, gladness, delight, a ‘promise of a new beginning,’ welcome back, remember me, and even jealousy. Maybe you are supposed to guess which meaning the yellow rose the sender had in mind?

Blue Rose

Blue roses with water droplets. While not found like this in nature, a blue rose signifies the impossible, the unattainable.

White Rose

White roses as a bridal bouquet stands for happy love.

Red tiger stripe rose

A red tiger stripe rose. Meanings by the number: A single rose symbolizes utmost devotion. 6 roses are supposed to signify a need to be loved or cherished; 11 roses are meant assure the recipient they are truly and deeply loved. 13 roses are meant to indicate that the recipient has a secret admirer.

Pink Rose

Pink roses can mean appreciation, admiration, gentleness, grace, “thank you,” perfect happiness, and “please believe me.”

Purple Rose

A purple rose may mean enchantment or enthrallment to convey love at first sight. It can also mean opulence, glory and majesty.

White rose and strawberries

White rose and strawberries. Any single rose, no matter the color, might also mean gratitude or simplicity.

“The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses, ah the red roses are for love triumphant,” ~ author unknown. Red roses come in many different shades that happen to change the meaning somewhat. Red roses overall can mean love, beauty, courage and respect, romantic love, congratulations, “I love you,” sincere love, respect, courage, passion and even “job well done.”

Coral rose

A coral rose symbolizes desire, passion.

Differing shades of pink roses convey different messages. Pink roses are generally given to those whom you want to show thankfulness, admiration, and happiness. Dark pink means appreciation and gratitude; light pink shows admiration and sympathy.

Orange rose

An orange rose means enthusiasm, desire or fascination.

Black rose

Black roses do not exist in nature, but a dark red or dark purple rose can be deepened to “black” by placing a dark rose in a vase of water mixed with black ink. Other roses can be blackened by other methods like burning. A black rose means death or farewell.

Light pink rose

Light pink roses can mean admiration, sympathy, gentleness, grace, gladness, joy and sweetness.

Yellow and white roses

Yellow and white roses combined symbolize harmony.

Roses that are yellow with a red tip mean friendship or falling in love. That difference could definitely send mixed signals . . . give one to your best friend and he or she might wonder if you are falling in love with them?

Peach roses can mean appreciation, closing the deal, let’s get together, sincerity, gratitude.

The combination of white roses and red roses symbolizes unity or an engagement.

Two roses that are entwined, regardless of color, mean “Marry me.”
Other Messages / Meanings For Different Combination of Roses

Delicate and Beautiful, the rose is the principal messenger of love.
A single rose denotes “I still Love you”
Two Roses of any color taped or wired together signify a commitment or forthcoming marriage.
In general, pale-colored roses signify friendship.
12 Roses – Gratitude
25 Roses – Congratulations
50 Roses – Unconditional Love

With roses and flowers there are no limitations as to what can be expressed. The colors and aromas of the different types of roses all have their unique place the history of human expression.

Knowing the specific meaning of a rose only enhances the experience of sending and receiving rose and flower bouquets.

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