The Meaning of Rose Colors
Roses, just like other flowers, are steeped in symbolic meaning. Upping the symbolism one step is the meaning behind each rose color. With so many colors available, it would seem quite impossible to memorize all their meanings. Here is a guide to the symbolic meaning of some of the rose colors around today.
Red roses symbolizes romantic love that is passionate and enduring. Red roses are also associated with courage and respect.
Pink roses symbolize innocence, gratitude, love and affection. Pink is most associated with women, so pink roses also symbolize femininity, refinement and grace.
Yellow roses are symbols signifying friendship, happiness, joy and good health, making them perfect get-well gifts.
The intense color of orange symbolizes desire and passion, enthusiasm, pride, admiration, attraction and fascination.
Peach roses are associated with gratitude, modesty, sincerity and sympathy. A bouquet of these is a perfect way to express your heartfelt thanks or sympathy.
White roses are often used in weddings and symbolizes young love, purity and innocence. They are also symbols for spirituality and conveying sympathy and truth.
A variation of the white, cream roses are said to be the symbols of thoughtfulness and charm.
Symbolizes prosperity, fertility and peace.
There are no natural or true blue roses, yet we still want one, trying our best to make it out of other roses. Hence the blue rose has been made to symbolize the desire for the impossible, unattainable and unobtainable. Blue, like the color purple, also symbolizes royalty.
Purple is the color of royalty, so purple roses convey majestic and regal elegance. Purple roses are also said to signify enchantment and “love at first sight.”