January 02, 2013

Colors of Roses & Their Meanings

There is no flower that has been revered and celebrated as much as the Rose. As the archetypal flower and definitive symbol for love and appreciation, the Rose has endured in its beauty and significance for hundreds of years, inspiring people throughout history. In addition, the Rose is perhaps the only flower that has so many diverse meaning.

Red; Love and Romance
One of the most universal symbols, the red rose represents true love.

Yellow; Friendship, Joy & Get Well
Yellow has been closely associated with the sun, making these roses excellent for cheering up people. Yellow roses send messages of appreciation and PLATONIC LOVE without the romantic subtext of other colors. The color represents feelings of JOY and DELIGHT.

PINK; Love, Gratitude, Appreciation
Dark Pink roses are symbolic of gratitude and appreciation, and a traditional way to say thanks.

Light Pink roses are associated with gentleness and admiration. And it can also be use as the symbol of sympathy.

White; Purity, Innocence, Sympathy, Spiritually
Known as the bridal rose, the white rose is a traditional wedding flower. In this sense, white represents unity, virtue, and the pureness of a true love. White roses are also associated with honor and reverence, which makes them a fitting memorial for a departed loved one.

Orange; Desire, Enthusiasm and Passion
A literal mixture of yellow and red, orange roses were seen as a bridge between friendship symbolized by yellow roses and love represented by red roses. They can be an expression of fascination or a gift to say 'I'm proud of you'.

Lavender; Enchantment, Majesty, Love at first sight
The color purple has a traditional association with royalty. In this regard, shades of lavender roses suggest an air of regal majesty and splendor.

Blue; Mystery, Ambiguity
Blue roses do not occur in nature, at least not the absolute blue roses. Roses lack the pigment that produces blue color. Our blue roses have been painstakingly created and imbued with a special meaning. Much like its mysterious origin, the blue rose means mystery. An appreciation for the enigmatic, the inexplicable is expressed by blue roses. 

Black; Farewell, Sorrow, New Beginning
Black roses symbolize bereavement, loss and mortality. They are often used at funerals. A single black rose might be sent by a close friend and/or loved one leaving for a war or on a journey from which he did not expect to return. The positive meaning is the beginning of new things, a journey into unexplored territory. 

Roses are red violets are blue,
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- [Vee Lea; Jan 2, '13 - 8:47 p.m.]

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