“Rose Color Meanings”

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p34_n16_COLOR_Rose_Ferrari_0402Have you ever wondered about rose color meanings when you give or receive roses? Above is a photo of my deep pink T-roses, “Perfume Delight”, from me to you. You may want to clip this article to save for future reference.

It’s quite interesting to know the symbolic significance associated with roses. When you consciously choose a certain color, you bring a whole new depth to the gesture of gifting roses.

A red rose is an unmistakable expression of love. They convey deep emotions – be it love, longing or desire. 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. Twelve red roses is the most popular of all which conveys “Be mine” and “I love you.”

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 aisle. White flowers can be used to convey sympathy or humility. They also are indicative of spirituality.

Yellow roses are an expression of exuberance, not romance. They evoke sunny feelings of joy, warmth, welcome and are symbols of friendship and caring.

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.

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.

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

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

Ref. “The Flower Expert”

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