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Meanings Behind Different Colored Roses


Since the beginning of time, different colored roses have had different connotations. Even though some of these may have changed over time, most of them have remained the same. From love and loyalty to mystery and friendship, there so many hues that hold different meanings and can be gifted to people on a variety of occasions. Every rose is special and has a different meaning that can be beautifully expressed through its color. We have made a list of the meanings behind different colored roses to make it easier for you.

1. Red

The most common one, red roses are a classic. They represent love and romance and are the perfect choice to give to your significant other or someone you’re in love with. Red roses also symbolize beauty and perfection so by gifting them to someone you’re indirectly telling them that you think that they are beautiful and perfect.

2. Yellow

This happy color symbolizes friendship and joy. Its warm color is great to cheer anyone up and is a great choice to give to someone out of affection or to let them know that you’re thinking of them. In the past, this color used to represent jealousy and infidelity but over the years the connotation has changed.

3. White

Our personal favorite, white roses are pure perfection. This color comes with a range of meanings from purity and innocence to grace and new beginnings. That is why they are a popular choice for weddings. They are also a depiction of hope and a great way to let someone know that you are remembering them.

4. Orange

A vivacious color, orange roses depict passion and life. It is an energetic color that will get your feelings across with a bang. If you’re crazy about someone or simply just proud of them, then orange roses are definitely the way to go. They will depict your enthusiasm in the best way possible.

5. Pink

Delicate and pretty, pink roses represent elegance and femininity. They are given to someone who you admire. It doesn’t have to be associated with romantic love, they can also be given to a friend, a colleague or someone you just look up to. Pink roses are the epitome of grace and are a great color to gift to women in particular.

6. Green

Green roses symbolize rebirth. They are the color of spring and depict harmony and fertility. This color is fresh and fun and great to give to someone who’s sick and you’re wishing them healing. It is also great to give to someone starting a new life, as it is the color of rebirth. Send them positive vibes and the best wishes to start their new life through these gorgeous colored roses.

7. Blue

This unique color symbolizes mystery and intrigue. They are perfect to give to your secret admirer since they also represent lust and the ultimate desire. If you want to add a bit of fun to your love life, then blue roses are the way to go.

8. Lavender

One of the most beautiful colors when it comes to roses, lavender is the perfect color to let someone know that you’re mesmerized by them. They are the perfect depiction of desire and particularly love at first sight!

9. Peach

An absolutely sweet color, peach roses are underrated and symbolize many things. For starters they are a depiction of gratitude, so you can let someone know that you are grateful for their existence through these gorgeous flowers. They also symbolize sincerity and modesty and are great to give to a friend, a parent or even your children.

10. Black

Even though you may associate the color with negative or dark connotations, black roses ironically represent the opposite. They are symbolic of new beginnings. Black roses are a great flower to celebrate friendship and love. Because they are unique they are a great gift as they signify that you think the other person is one of a kind. Black roses also have an air of mystery to them, which is one of the reasons why we love them so much.

11. Coral

This stunning hue is symbolic of desire. If you have recently started seeing someone and would like to get to know them better, then coral roses are the way to go.

12. Purple

Purple roses are a luxurious color and represent royalty. It is a great way to make your partner feel like they are a king/queen to you. The darker you go the more royal it feels so aim for the darkest shade of purple.

13. Ivory

This shade is slightly darker than off-white. It is a stunning shade that provides the most calming vibes. Ivory roses too have a luxurious aura about them. They are elegant and represent charm. Ivory roses are tasteful and aesthetic so you can’t really go wrong with them.

14. Rainbow

Rainbow roses have become the recent hype and are a great depiction of happiness and joy. They are bright and cheerful and make excellent gifts for any occasion be it birthdays, anniversaries, or even someone’s first day of work. They are a representation of many different emotions and will brighten up anyone’s day!

15. Red And White

You must have seen this popular combination. When red and white roses are paired together they have a new meaning. This perfect blend represents unity and togetherness, which is why it’s an ideal choice for weddings.

16. Mixed

If you want to personalize your bouquet to mean multiple things you can do so. For instance, by mixing pink and white flowers you are sending across a message that you admire them and think they are graceful. Mix any colors depending on what emotions you are feeling. Just make sure that the colors don’t clash with one another.

Each of these colors has beautiful connotations attached to them. They are perfect for different people on different occasions so pick one that resonates the most with your feelings.