Valentine’s day is coming upon us soon. Did you ever wonder what certain rose colors mean?
If you planned on delivering this classic choice to your significant other, you’re in luck. It means “love.”
Light Pink Roses
Deliver the gift of “grace” when you send a friend these sweet blooms.
They have a broad range of symbolic associations. In general, they symbolize admiration, gentleness, dignity, elegance, innocence and happiness.
These bashful beauties signify “modesty”. Peach roses communicate sincerity and gratitude. They can also mark the closing of a deal or agreement.
An energetic, curious color comes with a meaning to match: “fascination.”
Orange roses send a strong message of passion, enthusiasm, attraction, and desire.
Pinker than orange and darker than peach, salmon blooms suggest “desire and excitement.”
The yellow rose most commonly means “friendship”, specifically platonic friendship. Sending yellow roses to someone you may have romantic interest in, then, may not be the best move as it could signal that you are only interested in friendship with that person.
They bear a meaning of innocence, chasity and purity. It’s also associated with spirituality, reverence and new beginnings.
Don’t be fooled — an off-white takes on a different definition than its starker cousin. Ivory indicates both charm and thoughtfulness.
A quirkier hue calls for a quirkier meaning; violet shades lend themselves to “enchantment and the mystical. Pale purple or lavender-colored roses send a message of “love at first sight.” Deeper purple roses convey majesty and royalty, and adoration.
Dark Pink Roses
A light blush hints at grace, but a more intense hue signifies “gratitude and appreciation,”
Though it may not be as striking as the classic red rose, this deeper shade is more subtle and represents “unconscious beauty.” In the Victorian era, deeper rose colors signified deeper passion. Per this schema, burgundy roses signify a very deep passion, even beyond that of red roses.
If both the petals and the stem take on a verdant shade, good news: Green means “a constant rejuvenation of spirit. “ It’s a soothing color that connotes close ties to the natural world.