Rose Colour Guide!

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Roses are loved all over the world as the “queen” of flowers and are typically seen as an expression of love.

Roses come in a vast array of colours and each convey a special message.
Here are the main colours used and the typically accepted messages they convey :

RED ROSES

Traditional symbol of love and romance and a way to say “I love you”. 
Red roses are especially popular for Valentine’s Day celebrated on the 14th of February each year.

YELLOW ROSES

A symbol of joy, friendship and caring. 
This is the only rose colour that has no romantic meaning behind it and is unlikely to be mistaken as a romantic advance towards a friend.

PINK ROSES

Overall, pink roses symbolise gentleness, elegance, grace, admiration and gratitude.
Deep pink roses convey deep gratitude and appreciation.

ORANGE OR SALMON ROSES

Combines the meanings of red and yellow roses and evokes feelings of energy, enthusiasm, desire and excitement.
The ideal choice for the early phases of a relationship and also to share your passionate interest and excitement of the relationship.

WHITE ROSES

The colour of purity, charm and innocence.
White roses are given to celebrate new beginnings and are traditionally used in weddings and other ceremonial occasions like christenings and graduations.
They also signify remembrance and are given to say “I am thinking of you”. 
An
appropriate choice for someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one.

LAVENDER ROSES

Sending lavender roses is a way of pronouncing your “love at first sight”.

BLACK ROSES (Actually really dark red)

Sending black roses indicates the death of a feeling or idea and signifies the death of a relationship.

ROSES WITH PETALS EDGED IN RED

These roses mean “I am falling in love with you”

PEACH / CREAM ROSES

Peach or cream roses, separately or combined,  shows appreciation – an elegant way to say “Thank You”.

RED AND WHITE ROSE COMBINATION

Combination of Red and White

MIXED COLOURS

A mix of different rose colours would convey mixed feelings and send the message “I don’t know what my feelings are yet but I like you enough to send you roses”.

NUMBERS

The number of roses sent can also convey a special message, for example: 

A single rose of any colour conveys utmost devotion or to say “thank you”.
 

Two roses entwined together (red and white) communicates “marry me”.
 

Six red roses signify a need to be loved.
 

Eleven red roses assures the recipient they are truly and deeply loved.
 

Thirteen red roses indicates a secret admirer.
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