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Rose Guide: 10 Rose Colours and Their Meanings

Rose Guide: 10 Rose Colours and Their Meanings

posted: 2019-07-17 11:50:00 +0800

Roses are red and violets are…. Wait! Roses aren’t just red! Some one should really change that poem. Roses come in a variety of vibrant colours with the majority of them grown that way completely through the wonders of nature. Roses have long be valued for their beauty and have been used to convey messages and meaning since the Victorian era. Read up on these 10 different rose colours to add a unique and fun dynamic meaning to your gifts and décor.

Related: Language and Meaning of Flowers

Red Rose

Not only is red the most familiar rose colour it is also the iconic symbol of love and romance. There is no better way to express how much you love someone than with red roses.

Florist Flower Bouquet - France style bouquet of 99 red roses  RD18 - L766043172c Photo

This bouquet comes with 99 red roses and is the symbol of eternal and undying love.

Yellow Rose

Yellow roses are the perfect way to brighten someone’s day or for a special friend. Yellow roses evoke feelings of warmth, cheerfulness, happiness, and joy. They’re generally indicative of platonic love and are a great way to let someone know how much they’re appreciated or how much their friendship means to you.

Preserved Forever Flower - Glorious Bloom Preserved Flower M4 - L36516759 Photo

This arrangement contains preserved yellow and red roses.

Orange Rose

A mix between red and yellow, these roses represent the qualities of both the yellow and red roses. They can be a bridge for a blossoming romance from friendship or an indication of desire or passion. Orange roses are also a good flower to give in congratulatory circumstances as their indication of passion can apply to situations like a job promotion or graduation.

Florist Flower Bouquet - Florist Roses Bouquet 15 - L155062 Photo

Orange and red tipped roses with mokoras and accompanying greens.

Peach Rose

The peachy colour of these roses are a light and cheerful making them and ideal way to show appreciation or deep gratitude and thanks.

Florist Flower Bouquet - Just Peachy Bouquet - P0911 Photo

Peach rose bouquet and accompanying greens.

Light Pink Rose

The light pink rose’s appearance is associated with gentleness, gracefulness, happiness, and admiration. It’s gentle and delicate features also make them appropriate to express sympathy, sorrow, or to make an apology.

Florist Flower Bouquet - Romance novel's 06 Bouquet - L24177 Photo

A dozen light pink roses in a bouquet with forget-me-nots and euphoria.

Dark Pink Rose

Dark pink roses have a way of making a statement with their vibrant colour. They’re indicative of grace, elegance, sweetness, admiration, and gratitude making them the perfect rose to say thank you.

Florist Flower Bouquet - France style rose florist gift RD31 - L76604574 Photo

A large bouquet featuring dark pink roses with Queen Anne’s lace and matching greens.

White Rose

White roses are the classic symbol of purity, sympathy, and innocence but they can also mean spirituality, remembrance, and new beginnings. In the early traditions of floriography the white rose was the original symbol of love before the red rose came to take that title, however the white rose is still considered the wedding rose and is popular in wedding bouquets and décor.

Florist Flower Bouquet - Italy style rose florist bouquet RD24 - L76604502 Photo

A bouquet of solid white roses highlighted by the contrasting black wrapping and accompanying greens.

Cream Rose

Cream coloured roses symbolise charm and thoughtfulness. They pair nicely with peach, white, and pink roses in terms of meaning as you can combine messages to make them more meaningful and potent.

Florist Flower Bouquet - France style rose florist bouquet RD09 - L76604275 Photo

Purple Rose

Purple roses have a whimsical colour and symbolise love at first sight making for an enchanting way to tell someone how much you love them. Purple roses are also indicative of royalty, majesty and splendor.

Florist Flower Bouquet - Purple Rose Bouquet AE1 - B2S0907A1 Photo

A mix of light and dark purple roses with eustomas, baby’s breath, and accompanying greens.

Blue Rose

Blue roses are spectacular but unfortunately they’re not a natural colour for a rose and are dyed this colour by florists, however these beauties still have meaning! Due to their creation they signify mystery and intrigue making them a great gift option for a secret admirer.

Florist Flower Bouquet - Blue rose bouquet CC01 - L8830 Photo

A spectacular bouquet of blue roses.

This is a Hong Kong GGB original 'Rose Guide: 10 Rose Colours and Their Meanings' blogpost.
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