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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Review of the Meaning Behind Different Colored Roses

The Meaning Behind Different Colored Roses
Did You Know that Each Rose Color Has a Unique Meaning?

With Valentine's Day around the corner, there's nothing carved in stone that says you have to give Red Roses.

If you want to send a different message, check out the meaning of each colored rose as described below. Once you determine what you really want to say, send a dozen roses of that color instead.

Red Roses

This one you know. It generally means "I love you". Sending red roses tells the person in no uncertain terms that you love them. It also speaks to beauty and lets the person know, that in your eyes, they're perfect just the way they are.

Yellow Roses

If you want to send someone a flower that expresses thanks for the friendship you share, yellow roses are a good choice. Yellow roses tell the person that they make you happy and you're thankful to have them in your life.

Lavender (Purple) Roses

If you've just met someone and you've got that love-at-first-sight thing going on between the two of you, then sending them purple roses says you're eager to continue and grow this unexpected relationship. Purple is also associated with Royalty, so if you happen to fall in love with a Prince or a Princess at first sight, send them purple roses.

White Roses

If you're looking to send flowers to someone you just met, white roses are the ideal choice. They're used in weddings to symbolize new beginnings but you don't have to be getting married to experience a new beginning. Don't hesitate to send them in the case of anything new; new job, new baby, new friendship, new love.

Pink Roses

Is there someone in your life that you admire? If so, send them pink roses. Perhaps it's a person who has accomplished a great deal, been an awesome friend or set an unparalleled example with their life. Sending your mother pink roses speaks to your admiration for her. Pink also represents gracefulness. For the person with high integrity and who behaves in a classy manner, pink is their flower.

Orange Roses

Orange roses speak to your excitement about being with a person. You're anxious to take on new adventures with them and your relationship is all about enthusiasm and, where applicable, desire. Give orange roses to the person you want to take on the world with. It doesn't have to be a love interest. In fact, if it's a good friend, give them a combination bouquet of yellow, orange and white roses.

Peach Roses

Do you want to send someone a 'Thank you'? If so, then peach roses deliver that message. If you're grateful for someone and what they've done for you, or for just being in your life, peach roses say it without words. When you want to show someone how much you appreciate them, add peach roses to your bouquet.

Now that you understand the general meaning of each rose, consider the message you want to convey and either mix and match them or give a dozen of one color.

If real flowers aren't doable, here's a collection of faux bouquets to send to that special someone:


  1. All roses are beautiful, and certainly welcome in my home and garden. I know red is often the favored color, especially for Valentine's Day, but pink roses have always been my personal favorite. Peach, which is often very close in color to the pink rose, is my second favorite. There isn't a more cheerful flower though than a yellow rose. Yes, they are all welcome here and for me, they all speak the language of love, friendship and thankfulness. But, knowing the meaning given to each color does help to know which to send as a gift. Thank you for the lovely reminder of the meanings of the color of a rose.

    1. Thanks Cynthia. It's hard to pick a favorite rose isn't it. Pink is outstanding. Mostly I choose yellow, but honestly I love pink, purple, orange and white. If I had to choose, red is my least fave, but I love red roses too!

  2. Oh please just give me any colored roses you want. They are all beautiful and I love every single color available. I could never settle on just one favorite. But it's also nice to know the different meanings. I think I enjoy the smell of them more than anything else. Just like nothing says loving like something from the oven, so too with the smell of roses. Thanks Barbara!

    1. Grammie, totally agree. Any flowers will do in my book. It's my favorite gift to get for mothers day and my birthday. The boys always get flowers and I absolutely look forward to it.

  3. The color Yellow is so cheerful (it's my favorite color for everything), so I can see why yellow roses are in the 'happy' category. I did not know that different colored roses conveyed different messages. This is fascinating, Barbara.

    1. Pat, yellow makes me happy too :) - yellow and orange are cheerful colors to me, have to agree.

  4. I love roses, too! My favorites are two-toned roses that feature a darker color at the edges of the petals. I’ve read about the meanings of different color roses before, but your connotations are my favorite.

    1. Margaret those are so pretty. The rainbow roses are something else too aren't they?

  5. I love roses. I had not known the meaning of orange and peach colored roses.


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