A comprehensive guide to the colour of Roses - what do they mean and what is their symbol?
The classic Rose. The Rose has always been the go-to flower for sending a heartfelt message – through the ages coveted for its simple beauty and intoxicating fragrance.
Roses are a great token of affection and mostly symbolized with love, however depending on their colour they can have different meanings as well.
Whether you are selecting a rose for a friend, family member or a special someone, picking the perfect rose colour can be a great way to send a message using no words at all.
Keeping in mind that roses come in all shades of colours, we understand that it can be overwhelming at times to pick the right colour for your rose.
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The White Rose represents purity and innocence and reflects new beginnings. While white roses are mainly a favorite of brides, they are also often used for a sign of respect or remembrance.
Cream Roses signify gracefullness and thoughtfullness. As charming as their white cousin, they are a nice way to show that you care without romantic implications.
Yellow Roses are popular to symbolize friendship. They represent delight and affection, but also tend to be used to wish good luck, welcome back or remember me.
Did you know that these meanings are quite modern? Back in the day yellow roses actually were thought to express jealousy and infidelity.
Luckily that has changed over the decades!
Yellow Roses with Red Tips
This yellow Rose with Red Tips combines the passion of a red rose with the vibrancy of yellow. The thought behind those roses promote cheerfulness and happiness.
Peach Roses stand for modesty, genuineness, and sincerity. They transfer gratitude or sympathy or a message as simple as a “thank you”. Usually given to a loved one or close friend.
Salmon Roses will often convey the same message as orange roses. They symbolize the same way desire, fascination, enthusiasm and energy.
This color of rose has a special meaning; it signifies enthusiasm and design. This is a perfect rose to give someone you are excited to get to know, or would like to spend time with. It can be a fun, thrilling enthusiasm, or a patient, temperate desire, only you and they will know!
With suggestions of fire, citrus, and glowing sunsets, orange roses make the perfect summertime bloom. Unique and vibrant, these tangerine blossoms have a way of bringing invigorating energy to any joyful summer occasion. The perfect mix of contemporary and classic, this relatively new rose variety is a gift that is sure to light up someone’s day.
Dark Pink Roses
Dark Purple Roses
Blue roses are associated with different meanings. Roses, in general, are most linked to love and romance. But, as with most other species of flowers, the different colors symbolize different things. For blue roses, the symbolism can be determined based on the shade of blue that is presented.
As the general rose is associated with love, the blue rose can be commonly associated with unrequited love or true love. Possibly, true love that sadly only goes one way.
The magic of black flowers has attracted our attention for centuries. Black roses appear to originate from a fairytale world. Their improbable and “unnatural” color inspires a powerful feeling of mystical expectation.
The color black has always been synonymous with death and mourning. It is thus the color of sadness and farewell. So, many people consider black roses to symbolize bereavement, loss and mortality. They are often used at funerals. A single black rose might be sent by a close friend and/or loved one leaving for a war or on a journey from which he did not expect to return.
But, a more positive meaning does exist for the black rose. It is true that black is the color of death. But death does not always cause mourning. It can also be the beginning of new things, a journey into unexplored territory.