While each flower has a story to tell, the rose stands alone historically in the sense of the color of the flowers. So much so that we can not resist giving the necessary care and devotion to each of its symbolism. Used for hundreds of years to convey wordless messages, roses have a chronic symbol of trust.
Regardless of their color, their unique beauty and their gentle aroma, they convey a guaranteed message of pleasure to their recipient. If you are looking for a way to add to your love message, we have created a list of concepts associated with the different colors of the rose.
Red: There is nothing secret about the red rose and the symbolism of love. Valentine’s Day would hardly exist if this flower were missing. The ultimate symbol of romantic love and absolute passion, the red rose also exudes respect and creativity. Representing true love that is stronger than its thorns, the red rose is known worldwide as the flower of lovers.
White: Representing humility, purity and innocence, the white rose – often referred to as the bridal rose – is associated with pure love. In Scotland, when the white rose blooms in autumn, this is considered an example of an early marriage. It also symbolizes truth and reverence, sends a message of faith and says, “I will be worthy of you.”
Yellow: While in Victorian times, the yellow rose symbolized jealousy, today it represents friendship, joy and care. A bouquet of these sunny flowers exudes warmth, brightness and affection.
Pink: Symbolizes kindness, femininity, elegance and finesse, the pink rose also has additional meanings depending on its shade. An intense pink exudes deep gratitude and appreciation, while pale shades evoke grace and kindness, admiration and happiness.
Orange: With their warm, vibrant color, orange roses symbolize excitement and desire. If you are looking for a way to express the admiration and attraction you feel – or a suspicion of passion and excitement – then send a bouquet full of these fiery flowers.
Lilac & purple: It is believed that they have an almost mystical character, with a symbolism associated with charm and desire. It is no surprise that a lilac or purple rose sends a message of thunderous love.
Blue: A color that enhances emotional calm, serenity, pleasure and strength recovery.
Fuchsia: A color that expresses courage, ambition, self-knowledge, controlled passions and emotions.
Multicolored roses: In some cases – usually when mixed with another red rose – you can send extra messages. For example, a combination of red and yellow roses exudes joy and happiness, while a mix of red and white roses symbolizes unity.
Even more symbolism
If color was not enough to express your innermost thoughts, there are even more ways roses can convey your message. For example, while fresh flowers in a bouquet – like full-blown roses – express deep gratitude, a single rose says “I still love you.” A bouquet of buds – representing innocent love – says “you will be young and beautiful forever”. And a rose without thorns says “love at first sight”, while white says “I will always remember you.”