You’ve read about the symbolism behind flowers and their colors. But among all the different flowers out there, the rose is probably the favorite.
There’s something about the subtle elegance and beauty of a rose that it has become the preferred flower to give on almost any occasion. Rich in history (roses were given in the old days to send secret messages between lovers), roses still continue to capture people’s hearts with their delicate and beautiful colors.
Legend has it that the rose was originally white until a nightingale fell in love deeply in love with it. The flower inspired him so much that he was able to sing a song. The bird became so stirred in emotions and pressed himself against the flower that the thorns pierced his heart. From then on, roses became red.
Red roses are clearly the flowers that evoke passion. But there are other rose colors that are very popular these days. And just like white and red roses, the other rose colors suggest different emotions and intentions of the giver.
White roses represent purity or innocence. They could also mean peace. White roses are the perfect flowers to give when you want to reconcile with a friend.
Red roses are definitely the symbol of love. Also known as the lover’s rose, the red variety also represents longing or desire.
Delicate pink roses call to mind femininity, grace and refinement. The deeper pink hue is for showing gratitude; the pales ones for happiness.
There’s simply nothing shy about orange roses. These vibrantly-colored roses are just the thing for showing sheer excitement and interest.
The bright color of yellow roses brings warmth and happiness. Yellow roses are also the symbol of friendship, but when given by someone you don’t trust, the flowers could mean jealousy.
Lavender roses are simply enchanting. These roses are given to signify that the giver has fallen in love at first sight.
Blue Roses may appeal to many, but these flowers are not like the other naturally-colored roses. Giving a blue rose to someone may indicate a fascination for something completely unattainable.
Roses, regardless of their color, are stunning masterpieces of nature. When different colored roses are combined in a bouquet, a whole new meaning is created. Find the perfect rose color combination and be the sun on someone else’s gloomy day.