Have you ever wondered what a ROSE really means? If someone significant gives you a certain rose, in a specific color, what does that color mean?
Well over the past few days while watching a certain Elizabeth Gaskell 1800 period drama, I was reminded of this very thing.
So I began searching for the message behind the giving of a rose to someone…
Here are my findings…
Coral Roses convey ‘Desire”
Lavender Roses symbolize “Love at first sight and enchantment“
Orange Roses indicate “Enthusiasm, desire and fascination“
Pink (Deep) says “Thank You“ . . . it also means “I will wait”
Pink (Light) Rose conveys “Admiration, gentleness, grace, gladness, joy and sweetness“
Red Roses symbolize sincere “Love, Respect, Courage & Passion”
Red (Dark) Rose reveals “Unconscious beauty”
Red (Single) means “I Love You”
Red & White Roses together signify ‘Unity”
Single Rose in any color expresses ‘Simplicity and gratitude“
White Roses express “Purity/heavenly, secrecy, silence, innocence and charm“
White (Bridal) Rose symbolizes a “Happy love“ . . & “I am YOURS”
Yellow Roses indicate “Joy, gladness, friendship” and “I Care”
Yellow Rose with Red Tip indicates “Friendship that is falling in Love”
The description after the color indicates how you feel about the person to whom you are sending the rose…
Here are some other rose color descriptions I found ~
The meaning of red roses is romantic love. A deep red rose is for lovers, a bright red rose signifies passion, while cardinal red roses symbolize desire.
Red roses that are fully opened are thought to mean “I’m still in love with you”, while a bouquet of red rose buds is an expression of first true love or a new love.
The meaning of red and white roses mixed in a bouquet, conveys the feeling of love.
Yellow roses mean friendship, happiness in the home.
Yellow roses can also symbolize or convey a message of ‘I’m Sorry”. The ‘Yellow Rose of Texas’ is often used for these purposes.
Meaning of White Roses
White roses symbolize innocence, purity, loyalty and sincerity. White roses are also the most popular bridal roses or wedding roses.
When white roses are mixed with red ones, it conveys the feeling of love.
The meaning of pink roses and many shades of pink of different color roses symbolize an expression of romance, beauty, elegance, joy and admiration.
Dark pink roses, or hot pink roses, also conveys the meaning of thankfulness. A bouquet of both pink and red roses symbolizes a romantic partnership saying ‘I will wait”
Orange roses symbolize great achevements in someones life. Orange roses are given at graduations and at job promotions!
The meaning of peach roses is to convey a message of appreciation and thanks. If you would like to thank someone, send them a bouquet of peach or coral roses.
The meaning of purple roses is eternal true love. And that “I will love you forever!”.
Lavender or lilac rose colors mean the beginning of true love…
Purple roses are most often used for wedding anniversaries after 25 years and beyond. They are also used as a memorial rose for a departed spouse.
Very deep purple roses are meant to be given for intimate personal situations.
Black roses symbolize death and sorrow and are often used at funerals, The meaning of black roses can bemisunderstood, so be sure you know the persons beliefs before you give or send red black roses.
I hope I have shed light on what different color roses symbolize.
If you know of any others, please feel free to add them in a comment at the end here…=)
Now, all I can think about are the specific roses I wish to send someone…how about you!