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Rose Color Meanings: 12 Shades and What They Symbolize

written by Marina Strong September 19, 2018

Did you know each rose color has a different shade of meaning? From purity to joy, energy to abundance, the color rose you choose has a special significance.

Keep reading to discover 12 popular rose colors and what they stand for. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to create the perfect bouquet that expresses the perfect sentiment!

 

1. White Roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do white roses mean? White roses often represent purity, innocence and youthfulness. White roses are sometimes referred to as bridal roses because of their association with young love and eternal loyalty. White roses can also symbolize a new beginning and everlasting love.

 

2. Ivory Roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ivory rose, although similar to white roses, have a totally different meaning. They are said to represent charm, thoughtfulness and gracefulness. Ivory colored roses also represent richness and perfection. Ivory roses would be great for letting someone know you care, without romantic intentions.

 

3. Yellow Roses

 

During the Victorian times, the yellow rose had a much different meaning than it does today. While it used to symbolize jealousy, now the symbol of a yellow rose represents friendship, joy and caring. These beautiful sun colored roses can also convey warmth, delight, gladness and affection, as well as say good luck, welcome back, and remember me. The yellow rose is the perfect rose for a close friend or someone who needs a little cheering up since these blooms are sure to brighten anyone’s day!

 

4. Peach Roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sweet peach rose conveys a meaning of modesty, genuineness, sincerity and gratitude. It can be great for saying “thank you” and would be an appropriate gift when closing a business deal, for example. The peach rose can also be a great way to show sympathy to a loved one or a close friend.

 

5. Orange Roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This bold and fiery bloom often stands for desire, fascination, enthusiasm and energy. The orange rose can say “I am so proud of you” with their meaning of admiration and excitement. Feeling unenergized lately? Place a bouquet of these bold beauties in your house for a burst of energy! Coral and salmon colored roses will often convey the same message as orange roses.

 

6. Pink Roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does a pink rose color mean? The meaning of pink roses can stand for femininity, elegance, refinement and sweetness. But the pink rose can also have additional meanings depending on its shade. A deep or hot pink rose can convey gratitude, appreciation, recognition and is a great way to say “thank you,” while a light or pale pink rose conveys grace, gentleness, joy and happiness.

 

7. Red Roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red roses also stand for passion, true love, romance and desire. The red rose is a classic “I Love You” rose, making it a popular choice for Valentine’s Day. When red roses are used for a bridal bouquet, they represent bliss in the marriage as well as true respect and appreciation toward one another. A deep red rose can mean that you are ready for commitment, and have a deep passion for that person. Ultimately, if you want to tell someone you love them, a red rose is the way to go!

 

8. Lavender Roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lavender roses are unique yet stunning roses that can make quite a statement. Their symbolism is often tied to enchantment, wonder, splendor and mystery as well as love at first sight or enchantment at first sight. So, if you have a secret crush or if someone has caught your attention and grabbed your heart, this may be the perfect rose to send them!

 

8. Green Roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green is the color of life, abundant growth, and constant renewal of life and energy. The green rose signifies the constant rejuvenation of spirit and fertility. It can symbolize richness, abundance and bounty. Green roses are a sign of plenty and copiousness. Green is also a very pleasing color and is often said it can impart a sense of balance, stability and peace to the human mind. When you want to surprise or please someone, give them a green rose!

 

9. Blue Roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue roses represent mystery, the impossible, or the unattainable. Give a blue rose to someone and you are saying “you are extraordinarily wonderful and unique.” Blue roses are perfect for the woman who marches to the beat of her own drum.

 

10. Black Roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The black rose is a mysterious bloom that can convey many meanings. The color black has often been synonymous with death and mourning and is usually used at funerals. But black roses do have a more positive meaning as well. They can stand for the beginning of new things and major change. Black roses can inspire confidence by signaling the birth of a new era and can bring hope and courage.

 

11. Multicolored Roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multicolored roses are uniquely colored and provide a fun and unique way to send your message. For example, a yellow rose with a red tip can mean friendship or falling in love while a pink and white rose can be the perfect gift to say thank you to a good friend.

 

12. Mixed Colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t decide on a single rose color? Feel free to mix and match! When you combine different colors of roses you can send multiple or slightly different messages. For example, a combination of red and yellow roses conveys happiness and cheerfulness, while a mix of red and white roses can symbolize unity, making that combination a popular choice for weddings.

Now that you know each rose color’s meaning, you can create the perfect bouquet that expresses exactly what you want. Check out our wholesale roses, available in every color. 

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1 comment

Richard Lutz January 29, 2016 at 7:32 pm

I needed to pick up a rose for a lady that I am having my first date with. I thought that getting a rose for her would be a nice gesture. After reading your rose color meaning blog, I have decided to get the Lavender rose. She seems very nice, and is very pretty. Hope she likes it. Thank you for your help! Buzz

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