Rose Colour Meanings

Roses have been universally recognised as one of the most popular flowers of all time. Roses have been a symbol of love and devotion for millennia, and they've long been associated with romance. In fact, when it comes to romantic gestures, there's no better way to say "I love you" than with a bouquet of red roses. But did you know that each colour has its own meaning? For example, yellow roses mean friendship or playfulness; pink roses often are used as an expression of gratitude; white roses signify purity and innocence; purple roses may be given in remembrance of someone who has passed away.

These are not definitive rules, however, and these colours of roses can be used to convey many different kinds of messages that will vary from person to person. This blog post will explore the meanings behind these different colours and assist you with finding the perfect rose colours for your occasion.


Red Roses - What do red roses mean?

Bright red roses symbolise deep feelings of love, passion, affection, beauty, desire, honour admiration and adoration. Whether you order a single red rose or a dozen red roses, they are perfect to gift on Valentine's Day or anniversaries. Red roses represent the love you have for each other and a physical way of saying "I love you". 

Red roses are also given in celebration of various events including weddings and birthdays. Not only do red roses have so many different meanings behind them but they also have many different varieties which all have their own symbolic meaning! 

You can shop Luxe Bouquet's wide range of beautiful red everlasting roses to express your deep love. 


White Roses - What do white roses mean?


White roses is commonly known to symbolise innocence and purity. White rose bouquets can be given as a symbol of protection and charm. They are also used to represent peace and serenity. White roses are often gifted at weddings, christenings and graduations.

White roses are also gifted to show a sign of respect or remembrance and is an appropriate rose colour when grieving loved ones. White roses are used as a way to tell someone that you are thinking of them. 


Black Roses - What do black roses mean?


A black rose may be given in remembrance of someone who has passed away. However, it is also said that the black rose stands for mystery, self-sacrifice and magic.


Yellow Roses - What do yellow roses mean?


Yellow roses are a bright, positive colour that symbolises friendship or playfulness. Yellow roses are also used as an expression of gratitude and to show that you care for someone. Yellow roses represent warmth and joys of a sunny day. 


Pink Roses - What do pink roses mean?


Pink roses are given as an expression of gratitude, appreciation, grace or joy. Baby/pale/light pink demonstrates gentleness whereas dark/hot pink shows a token of appreciation for the recipient. 

Pink roses can also be used to represent humility and often used as an apology for something that you've done wrong.  


Orange Roses - What do orange roses mean?


Orange roses symbolise ambition and enthusiasm. They may also be used to signify friendship or deep love.


Green Roses - What do green roses mean?


Green roses may symbolise hope and fertility and sometimes they can even represent new beginnings when given to people who are about to take on new journeys or projects.


Blue Roses - What do blue roses mean?


Blue roses may symbolise serenity, hope and peace, which is why they are often given to people or places that are experiencing a period of turmoil. 


Dark Blue Roses - What do blue roses mean?

On the other hand, Dark Blue roses symbolise often symbolise and mystery.


Purple Roses - What do purple roses mean?

Purple roses signify fascination and adoration. Purple roses also represent mystery and spirituality, as well as royalty and nobility. Purple roses are known to signify luxury and extravagance; creativity; power; ambition; determination; imagination and appreciation of nature. Purple roses can be seen to demonstrate respect and admiration when combined with other colours such as yellow and pink.



These symbols and meanings might vary from person to person! So give these flowers a try the next time you want to use flowers to help say what's on your mind. And remember: it's not always about what you say, but how you say it!


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