Roses are the most well know flower for expressing your emotions. Throughout the years, the meanings behind the various colors of roses have become known. Before you begin to order a bouquet of roses to deliver to a loved one, or even decifer the meaning of the roses you most recently received, please read on!
For some time now, flowers have played an important part throughout history. Certain flowers were symbols that could express different feelings. Many of these symbolisms are still practiced today, the main feelings being love, honor, health, and grief or tragedy.
The rose has, for many years been a symbol of love and affection. Throughout the Renaissance era, the rose was associated with Venus. If you were to get pricked or scratched by a thorn, it would be a symbol of the wounds that come from love. White roses are known as a symbol of innocence. Pink roses
Red is the most commonly given color of roses. Red signifies love and passion. Dark red is the rose for lovers, while bright red roses symbolize passion, and desire.
Yellow roses have meant jealousy in the past, but today the yellow rose is a way of showing friendship, and sympathy.
Orange roses symbolize an expression of pride or achievement, while peach or light pink roses signify appreciation and can mean desire at times.
Pink roses symbolize elegance or romance. Pink roses are not as serious as the traditional red, and can simply mean admiration. Light pink roses can be a way of showing sympathy and friendship, whereas dark pink is symbolic of appreciation. A mixture of pink and red roses symbolize a romantic relationship.
White roses are commonly used for the bride’s roses. They symbolize unity, loyalty, purity, and true love. White roses can be mixed with red roses to expand the meaning of love.
Purple roses are normally represented with the fantasy aspect of culture. They can symbolize eternal love, intimacy, and also are appropriates for wedding anniversaries, over 20 years. They also are considered as a memorial flower for the loss of a spouse.
Black roses commonly are symbolic of death, sometimes being viewed as a bad omen.
Many colors of roses come in different shades, which can have different meanings. If you are unsure of a certain color, or if you have many feelings to express, a mixture of different colors in one bouquet is a great way to express many emotions.
Apart from rose colors, If a rose is almost fully bloomed, it is a way of saying “I will always love you,” and a rose bud is usually given in new relationships.
Other types of flowers:
The lily is a representation of chastity, morals, and virtue. Lilies are sometimes considered as a symbol of death in certain cultures. Among other cultures however, lilies are thought to have healing properties.
Daisies are symbolic of innocence, youth, and gentleness.
Sunflowers represent pride.
Baby’s breath, which is most often mixed with roses to create a bouquet, symbolize sincere ness.
A pink carnation is known for caring, and if you are to receive one, you are most likely a good friend!
Giving flowers, no matter the occasion, shows your feelings and your opinion of the person you are giving the flowers to. Flowers can also express someone’s character, or personality. Hopefully this flower color guide will help to influence you on your next flower purchase!