A rose has been a symbol of beauty and romance as long as we can remember. There is something about those brightly coloured petals, delicately folded together on an elegant stem that stirs up our emotions.
The first thing that usually comes to mind when you think of roses is romance. It is hard to imagine Valentine’s day without one, and every guy has bought a rose at least once while wooing his lady. However, there are many different colours of roses, each with their own significance and purpose.
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It is not just because of tradition that we associate these roses with certain events or situations. Different colours are known to have different effects on our minds and emotions. From visiting a loved one in the hospital to congratulating a friend on a promotion at work, there is always a rose perfect for the job. So let’s look at some occasions, and which colour rose suits it best!
Red for a Romantic Rendezvous
Let’s start with the obvious one. We can hardly imagine a romantic date or Valentine’s day without red roses. They have become the universal symbol for love, passion, intensity and desire. The brighter the shade of red the more passion, desire, and excitement it conveys.
You can add extra meaning to the roses by using a specific amount, here are some examples:
- 1 rose: If your relationship is still young a single rose signifies“love at first sight”. If you have been together a while, it means “I still love you”.
- 2 roses: When you are sure the other person loves you in return these roses symbolises your togetherness.
- 9 roses: Nine roses is supposed to indicate that you will be together forever.
- 10 roses: Ask someone to “Be mine” by giving them a bundle of 10 roses.
- 24 roses: On the other hand, 24 roses proclaims your faithfulness with a sincere “I am yours”.
- 25 roses: Say congratulations to someone close to you.
- 50 roses (or more!): There is no better way to “shout from the rooftops” that your love for the other person is endless.
As red roses are a symbol of love, they are actually appropriate for anyone at any occasion who is close to you. Give your mother some roses on Mother’s Day to say you love her, or to your friend at her wedding to congratulate and promote their show of love.
Loyalty, commitment, young love, as well as innocence, purity, humility and new beginnings. Could there be any other flower that says “wedding” more than a white rose? It’s no mistake that it is the same colour as nearly everything else at a wedding. A wedding dress even looks like an upside down white rose.
White roses also symbolise spirituality, making them equally suitable for a religious event. They are elegant and beautiful without stealing the show.
Brighten up someone’s day with a sunny yellow rose
Traditionally associated with friendship, a yellow rose is one example that is generally not associated with romance. Instead, yellow roses are meant to brighten someone’s day, just like the sun brightens all our days. Yellow has always been linked to happiness, warmth and caring.
These are great if you want to cheer up someone you know. They are even a very popular choice to give to a loved one in the hospital as a “get well soon” gift. Regardless, they will definitely make someone sit up and smile.
Yellow roses are also great to combine with almost all other types of roses in a bouquet. This will definitely lighten up the message you want to send.
Yellow roses are also a safe choice if you do not wish to convey romantic feelings. For instance, it should be appropriate to give them to a colleague at work.
Pretty in Pink
Pink is the ultimate colour to show that you admire someone. This makes them perfect for bridal arrangements, weddings, baby showers or any congratulations ceremony where the recipient is the focus of attention. The pink draws our mind to the pink of a woman’s cheeks blushing, and that’s why they are also a symbol of femininity.
There are also many different shades of pink, each with a subtly different meaning. The deeper the pink is, and the closer the colour is to red the more they lean to the “love” meaning. In a relationship, they can show your appreciation for having the other person in your life.
If you have a work colleague that always has your back or recently covered for you, give them a medium shade of pink to show that you appreciate or have a high opinion of them.
This also makes them perfect for Mother’s Day, to show that you have not forgotten all those times your mom cared for you when you were little.
Don’t be scared to mix it up
Maybe you have too many feelings bubbling up inside of you to only choose one to express. The answer is simple, throw them together in one big, bouquet of emotions!
Now that you know what colour roses symbolise what emotions and wishes you can come up with your own special message. Is the love of your life in a moment of sadness? Cheer them up with a big bouquet of red roses, spotted with yellow to show that you love them and want to make them happy.
Give your mother a rainbow of colours and say that you love her, admire her, appreciate all she has done for you and that you will never forget her. Or show your friend the ultimate sign of friendship and admiration with a combination of yellow and pink.
Most roses compliment each other well when they team up. Also, don’t forget that today you can have roses in almost any colour you can imagine! Dyeing roses have become a popular way to bring something unique to any arrangement, with options like green, blue, black or even multicoloured flowers! The sky’s the limit…
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