When you think of the word flowers, what’s the first bloom that comes to mind? For many of us, actually, the majority will think of roses first. I’ll admit that they are my favorite! When I first moved to Ecuador as part of my time in the Peace Corps, and where I would later start FiftyFlowers, it was the rose fields around my village that inspired me to work with flowers. Their classic teardrop shape and red petals have long been a symbol of romance. So what are the other symbolic meanings for rose colors?
Keep reading to discover 13 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
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. White roses pair well with Italian Ruscus.
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. Ivory roses pair well with a mix of Eucalyptus.
3. Yellow Roses
During 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! Yellow roses look brilliant with Sun Flowers.
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. Peach roses pair well with Any shade of ranunculus flower.
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 its 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. You’ll love the look of these orange roses with bright white lilies.
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. Pink roses pair with almost everything, but most of all, with big luscious peonies best.
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! Red roses pair well with many flowers, but it’s the best pairing is with white roses.
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! Pair your secret admiration of these purple roses with your favorite shade of carnations.
9. 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! They will pair perfectly with Spider Mums of the same color.
10. 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. Blue roses look stunning alone, but if you want to compliment them, bring along with midnight plum mini calla lilies.
11. 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. You’ll love to see these alongside the Walk of Fame Garden Rose.
12. 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. Pair these with an equally colorful mix of daisies, carnations, and alstroemeria.
13. Mixed Colors
Can’t decide on a single rose color? Feel free to mix and match! When you combine a mix of colored 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. FiftyFlowers offers many different rose options like garden roses, spray roses, preserved, and even some with 6 foot long stems. Interested in bulk bunches? Shop Flowers for Your House if you’d like to enjoy these beauties in your house weekly. These farm-fresh European cut roses are perfect to display in your space to create joy.
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