Rose colour guide
Updated: Jul 11, 2019
Did you know each rose colour has a different shade of meaning? From purity to joy, energy to abundance, the colour rose you choose has a special significance.
What do white roses mean? White roses often represent purity, innocence and youthfulness.
White roses are sometimes referred to as bridal roses because of their association with young love and eternal loyalty. White roses can also symbolise a new beginning and everlasting love.
During the Victorian times, the yellow rose had a much different meaning than it does today.
While it used to symbolise jealousy, now the symbol of a yellow rose represents friendship, joy and caring. These beautiful sun coloured roses can also convey warmth, delight, gladness and affection, as well as say good luck, welcome back, and remember me. The yellow rose is the perfect rose for a close friend or someone who needs a little cheering up since these blooms are sure to brighten anyone’s day!
The sweet peach rose conveys a meaning of modesty, genuineness, sincerity and gratitude. It can be great for saying “thank you” and would be an appropriate gift when closing a business deal, for example. The peach rose can also be a great way to show sympathy to a loved one or a close friend.
This bold and fiery bloom often stands for desire, fascination, enthusiasm and energy.
The orange rose can say “I am so proud of you” with their meaning of admiration and
excitement. Feeling unenergised? Place a bouquet of these bold beauties in your house for a burst of energy! Coral and salmon coloured roses will often convey the same message as
What does a pink rose colour mean? The meaning of pink roses can stand for femininity,
elegance, refinement and sweetness. But the pink rose can also have additional meanings
depending on its shade. A deep or hot pink rose can convey gratitude, appreciation, recognition and is a great way to say “thank you,” while a light or pale pink rose conveys grace, gentleness, joy and happiness.
Red roses also stand for passion, true love, romance and desire. The red rose is a classic “I
Love You” rose, making it a popular choice for Valentine’s Day. When red roses are used for a bridal bouquet, they represent bliss in the marriage as well as true respect and appreciation toward one another. A deep red rose can mean that you are ready for commitment, and have a deep passion for that person. Ultimately, if you want to tell someone you love them, a red rose is the way to go!
Lavender roses are unique stunning roses that can make quite a statement. Their symbolism is often tied to enchantment, wonder, splendour and mystery as well as love at first sight or
enchantment at first sight. So, if you have a secret crush or if someone has caught your
attention and grabbed your heart, this may be the perfect rose to send them!