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Posted by juliasflorist on February 10, 2015 | Last Updated: August 9, 2021 Uncategorized

What the Many Different Colors of Roses Symbolize

shutterstock_14492851Celebrating love with a gift of flowers is a wonderful way to demonstrate affection and thoughtfulness. Roses, in particular, are fantastic gifts. When a special holiday approaches, such as a birthday, anniversary, or Valentine’s Day,  people turn to flowers to help them express how they feel about someone. It’s well known red roses represent deep love and passion, but just as there are other feelings beyond those two, there are different-colored roses to represent different types of sentiments.  At Julia’s Florist, we list what each rose color means so you always send the right message.

The Meaning of Different Colored Roses


Red – Red means love. While it doesn’t have to stand for passionate love, such as the love between a husband and wife, this is the typical interpretation of this rose color. The traditional “dozen roses” is the gold standard way of showing someone you want them to be your valentine.

Enjoy this compact design of 25 roses in your choice of color clustered and hand designed in a clear glass ginger jar vase. This design is very simple and comes with minimal greenery to accent your beautiful  roses!

Pink Rose Clusters

Pink – Pink roses are a fantastic alternative to red roses. Pink traditionally indicates elegance and refinement as well as admiration and affection. These stunning blooms will look fantastic nearly anywhere and should light up the face of nearly any recipient. A bouquet of gorgeous pink roses is a wonderful gift for that special someone.

Yellow – Yellow roses are a symbol of friendship, joy, and caring and are a wonderful alternative to red roses. These roses often communicate feelings of friendship, joy, and affection. It lets the recipient know that they make the giver happy and that the relationship matters.

Peach – Delightful and charming, peach roses symbolize friendship, gratitude, and genuineness. They are well-suited for giving to friends and business colleagues.

White – White roses traditionally represent innocence, young love, and purity. They communicate the pure and true love a couple has for each other while the white of the blooms easily lights up any room.

Ivory – Though similar in color to white roses, ivory roses have a different meaning. Symbolizing gracefulness, perfection, and thoughtfulness, ivory roses are a great way to let someone know you care about them, but without romantic intentions. Eucalyptus stems pair especially well with ivory roses.

Green – Green roses represent growth, energy, renewal, fertility, and rejuvenation of spirit. Green roses also symbolize richness, bounty, copiousness, and abundance.

Blue – Unique and full of mystery, blue roses also symbolize the impossible and unattainable. They are perfect for letting a woman know she is extraordinary and unique.

Lavender – Lavender and purple roses symbolize mysticism and “love at first sight.” These are a great option if you want to let someone you care about that you want to take the relationship to the next level.

Orange – A rich and warm color, orange roses tell your intended you are excited and passionate about what the future may hold.

Black – While black is often associated with death and mourning, black roses can also have a more positive connotation. Perfect for someone who is embarking on a new challenge, black roses symbolize the beginning of something new and hope and courage in a time of change.

Multi-Colored – Roses with more than one color are a unique and fun way to send a message to someone. For example, a white rose with pink tips symbolizes innocent love like you’d have for a friend or sister. Yellow roses with red tips signify happiness and can mean friendship or falling in love.

Consider an arrangement with several different-colored roses to send more complex messages. For example, red roses combined with pink roses represent a deep passion for someone who is elegant, beautiful, and vibrant.

For help in creating the perfect message for someone with flowers, contact Julia’s Florist or visit us in person. We have proudly been serving the Wilmington, NC area and neighboring communities for over 30 years. Peruse our online catalog of fresh, stunning flowers now for all your floral needs.