The Many Meanings of Different Roses

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Sugar is sweet,

And so are you.

This classic love poem is well renowned all over the world and alludes to the not-so-subtle messages that flowers can send; especially roses.

Different shades of roses are used for a variety of different occasions from birthdays, weddings and funerals, to declarations of love, regret, respect and celebration. The several different colours of roses have a unique ability to convey a variety of different emotions, ensuring that you will always be able to find the appropriate rose for the right occasion.

So what do the colours of roses mean and how can you match the right rose to the feeling you want to express? Let’s focus on the big four rose colours – red, white, pink and yellow.

Red Roses For Love and Romance

Red Roses

If you want to tell someone you love them, go for red! Red is, after all, the colour of romance, passion, love and lust.

A single red rose traditionally symbolises a confession of love, while a bunch of them are often used to celebrate that love. If you’re looking to extend this message, thornless red roses can even be used to signal love at first sight.

Red roses are fairly versatile and can also symbolise courage and respect, especially when worn as part of a uniform or heraldry. Further down the colour scale, deeper shades of red roses, such as burgundy, can symbolise the acknowledgement of unconscious beauty, especially from a secret admirer.

White Roses For Innocence and Purity

White Roses

White roses are the natural choice for weddings and births because they are used to symbolise innocence, purity and new beginnings.

On wedding days, white roses represent a mutual and joyful love, while white rosebuds can symbolise girlhood. In loving relationships, white roses can be used to express that you deem yourself worthy of your partners affection and can express humility.

Yellow Roses For Friendship

Yellow Roses

The colour yellow has traditionally been used to represent friendship, and yellow roses are a great way to express feelings of admiration and respect for a special friend and delight at your blossoming friendship.

Telling a friend that you want to take your relationship to the next level is never easy. Now you can let flower power do the talking: a yellow rose with a red tip lets the recipient know that you are beginning to develop feelings of affection for that person.

Pink Roses For Appreciation

Pink Roses

Finally, pink roses are one of the most popular colours and for very good reason. They are used to convey feelings of appreciation, gratitude, grace and happiness. If you’re looking to thank someone for anything at all, pink roses are the perfect choice for you.

But no matter what colour you choose, roses are a classy, timeless and beautiful way to express your feelings.

Browse the range of beautiful roses available at Lucy’s Florist here!