Friday, July 8

The Meaning of Rose Colors

Red:  the symbol of pure love

White:  symbolize purity or new beginnings

Yellow:  everlasting friendship (old or new friends)

Orange:  enthusiasm and desire; a burning love

Purple or Lavender:  love at first sight, passion, luxury, royalty

Pink:  admiration, appreciation, joy, thanks (any shade of pink)

Peach:  sincerity and gratitude

This list leaves out the newest colors of rose -  green - available from pale to lime green. I wonder what the meaning of these will be?

So, tell me:   what's your favorite shade of rose?

15 comments:

Lynn said...

Purple or lavender. Thanks for the explanation of what that means there. I went with my immediate gut feeling.

Nancy said...

I love peach colored roses.I think they are beautiful.

About the new green ones. Perhaps they reflect innocence. Don't we say someone who has no experience is green?

OR maybe green means envy. We also declare that someone is green eyed with jealousy.

Take your pick. I love all roses;they are one of nature's most precious gifts.

LL Cool Joe said...

Interesting, my favourite colour is peach.

Anonymous said...

What with the Internet/Twitter/Facebook/email, we no longer have to say it with flowers.
I really think that all colors/combinations of roses are beautiful, no matter what they are supposed to mean.
Cop Car

NellJean said...

Green roses -- does that have to do with being a good steward of the Earth?

I like yellow roses and white roses that aren't stark white and rose-colored roses. Well, actually I have some of all colors except green.

srp said...

I love the shades of orange and the reds that are almost brown (hot cocoa) and those with splashes of red and orange (citrus splash). My least favorite roses are white.

Kay Dennison said...

Thanks!!! I love roses no matter what they mean!

Sparkling Red said...

My favourite colour of rose is any one that is slightly off from the typical ones, like an ivory white, or creamy yellow, or burgundy. I don't know about green roses. I've seen blue ones too. I prefer the more familiar warm colours.

Darlene said...

I love all roses but, like Nancy and LL Cool Joe, my favorite is peach.

Imaginography said...

I think it's hard to beat a perfect pure white rose but they are all beautiful.

colleen said...

I love them all but red and pinks the most. I'm enjoying the knock out roses (that I was mistakenly calling kick ass roses) that I planted in last year. They are supposed to bloom from spring to fall.

Arkansas Patti said...

Peach is my favorite but I always gave my step mom yellow for she was also a friend.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It has always been Lavender! And I think the meanings of the Rose Colors is very very interesting....There are others that I adore, but deep down, when push comes to shove--it is STILL Lavender! (lol)

Joy Des Jardins said...

I love roses....of any color. I knew a couple of these, but it was interesting to see what they all mean. Thanks Judy....

Pat said...

My favourite is the pale pink of New Dawn and it is as old as me.