The symbolism of the rose
Roses have a great variety of meanings, depending on their colour and the number of roses being given. Here are the meanings of the various colours of roses:
Of course, red roses symbolise romance and love, but also fervour, passion, longing, appreciation and gratitude. In short, it is the perfect colour to give to a lover.
Light pink or salmon-coloured roses
This colour signifies sweetness, elegance and romance as well as admiration and joy. As such, it is a colour that lends itself well to being given to a lover, but is also used a great deal in Mother’s Day bouquets.
White roses are special; they generally symbolise cleanliness, innocence and purity, but also signify friendship, connection and truth. As such, they are suitable for giving to a really close friend.
Dark pink roses
This colour represents royalty, magic and mystery, but also familiarity, homeliness and an atmospheric quality. A great colour to bring when visiting someone’s home!
The yellow rose symbolises energy, strength and cheerfulness as well as forgiving, friendship and connection. As such, it is a good rose to give to a good friend.
Orange roses symbolise conviviality, warmth and fun.