Giving roses to someone can say many different things – I’m sorry, I love you, be happy, thank you and so on. And the selection of roses for all of these occasions is not surprising. They are beautiful, they smell incredible and they come in a lot of different colors. But did you know that every color actually has a very specific meaning? Yes, so if you thought about giving a bouquet of roses to someone special, you might want to make sure the color isn’t suitable for funerals (put the awkward silence in the queue). Read on to see what each color means, so you’re equipped with the right information and ready to buy.
Red: Traditional red roses definitely indicate love and romance. So if you got it from your significant other, things are looking good. They also mean beauty and perfection.
Pink: Pink roses are gentler in the shade than their red counterparts and have many meanings, including admiration, gratitude, elegance, grace, and joy.
Yellow: As you would expect from such a bright, cheerful color, yellow roses convey joy and joy and are a great flower to express friendship (i.e., these are NOT what your significant other should send you!).
Dark red: This deeper color is suitable for funerals because it conveys grief and sadness.
White: White is the color of purity, so it’s no surprise that white roses are innocent. They go well with white weddings at many weddings, where they also symbolize new beginnings.
Orange: Someone might want to spice things up with fiery orange roses that are traditionally the color of passion and desire.
Blue: You can be someone’s secret crush if you get a bouquet of blue roses that are puzzles and intrigues.
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Peach: These “thank you” roses are the perfect way to show appreciation or gratitude.
Lavender: When you get a bouquet of lavender roses, things can get very interesting as they are love at first sight.
Salmon: With a hue between orange and peach, salmon roses symbolize desire and excitement and are a good choice for a new relationship.
Purple: It was Prince’s favorite color for a reason – in addition to its associations with pride and enchantment, the purple rose also has ties to kings.
Burgundy: They may be a little too subdued for romantic holidays like Valentine’s Day, but burgundy roses that represent “unconscious beauty” are a good choice for winter decorations.