To Call A Rose by Any Other Shade...

I found this article on line and thought it would be fun to share it since Valentine's Day is near. This fun guide on different rose color meanings. I personally have a hate on with roses or more specifically red roses (don't ask ) but do love gorgeous blue roses. And it wouldn't be so bad getting those violet roses either. What's you favorite shade of roses on this list? Stay beautiful! XOXO

Red: Love and Romance
One of the most universal of all symbols, the red rose represents true love. It has also appeared throughout history and across cultures as both a political and religious symbol.

Yellow: Friendship, Joy, Get Well
Throughout history, yellow has been closely associated with the sun, making these roses excellent for cheering people up. Yellow roses send a message of appreciation and platonic love without the romantic subtext of other colors. The color represents feelings of joy and delight.

Pink: Love, Gratitude, Appreciation
Pink carries with it the connotation of grace and elegance, as well as sweetness and poetic romance.
Dark pink roses are symbolic of gratitude and appreciation, and are a traditional way to say thanks.
Light pink roses are associated with gentleness and admiration, and can also be used as an expression of sympathy.

White: Purity, Innocence, Sympathy, Spirituality
Early tradition used white roses as a symbol for true love, an association which would later become the hallmark of the red rose. Also known as the bridal rose, the white rose is a traditional wedding flower. In this sense, white represents unity, virtue, and the pureness of a new love. White roses are also associated with honor and reverence, which makes them a fitting memorial for a departed loved one.

Orange: Desire, Enthusiasm and Passion
A literal mixture of yellow and red, orange roses were seen as a bridge between friendship symbolized by yellow roses and love represented by red roses. They can be an expression of fascination, or a gift to say 'I'm proud of you.'

Lavender: Enchantment, Majesty, Love at First Sight
The color purple has a traditional association with royalty. In this regard, shades of lavender roses suggest an air of regal majesty and splendor.

Blue Roses:
In some cultures, blue roses traditionally signify a mystery, or attaining the impossible, or never ending quest for the impossible. They are believed to be able to grant the owner youth or grant wishes. Historically, this symbolism derives from the rose's meaning in the language of flowers common in Victorian times. Blue roses also convey inner feelings of love at first sight, being enchanted by something or someone. The color blue is also traditionally associated with royal blood, and thus the blue rose can also denote regal majesty and splendor. Elaborate use of this symbolism is adopted by Ken Roberts in his book "A Rich Man's Secret". In Chinese folklore, the blue rose signifies hope against unattainable love. And from contemporary culture: Due to the absence in nature of blue roses they have come to symbolize mystery and longing to attain the impossible with some cultures go so far as to say that the holder of a blue rose will have his wishes granted
 Source: Wikipedia


  1. wow nice thanks for sharing i love red and pink

  2. Awesome post! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wonderful! I always thought blue roses were just white roses spray painted on ;)o00
    Im partial to both pink or yellow <3

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  5. Ciao Bambolina! :-)

    Adoro il tuo commento sul mio BLOG → Capisco quello che vuoi dire... :-)

    I think your Italian is better than mine, honestly...

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    - Bradolino

  6. That rose bouquet image is amazing! My guy better buy me one like that ;)

  7. wow it's really nice to know about rose's colors.

    I watched paradise kiss before, it's an anime where they used blue roses meaning "nothing is impossible" but it would be really cool if someone could give me a real blue rose!O.O

    but ofc I like pink rose the best :)

  8. Great post, love it!

  9. Good to know all the meanings behind the color ;)

  10. Nice post, I like blue rose too. my bf never bought roses for me in 3 years of our relationship. one time, I bought a bouquet to support a friend valentine day sale, my bf and i end up having huge fight because of that. Thinking back, it was funny and stupid at the same time.

  11. great post!

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  12. I love reds :)
    gorgeous post!! x

  13. That is very interesting! Great read.

    I've actually known a few women who have disliked red roses for one reason or another...

  14. My wish-list is the next thing coming up! I posted a new outfit today! love, m.

  15. O.M.G.

    I want a blue rose for Valeinte's Day now!!!! How freaking gorgeous!! :)

    And I loved reading all the meanings of the different rose colors. Very cool post. xoxo

  16. Brad-Bradolino OMG! LOVES IT! That's your new moniker ;)

    Kaizokumousy:thanks for that info :)

    Marielle-I'll be sure to check it out :)

    Pepper, that too bad. Was he mad you gave your friend roses? men...go figure

    Tights Lover:I actually don't dislike then but l-o-a-t-h-e red roses. Maybe I'll tell you some day ;)

    Jennifer;I hope you get a nice bouquet!

    Thanks for all the comments and glad you enjoyed this post XOXO

  17. @Maria - No, he mad because I bought the roses for myself. I was just helping friend because it's almost the end of Vday and she most unlikely to have more customer. After all, it's dirt cheap and pretty. Men, they say women confusing. I say, they are worse.

  18. Pepper,thanks for clearing that up! XOXO


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