10 February 2011

Meaning of Rose Colors

Love is around the bend. This article I read from Yahoo/Reader's Digest is just apt for the occasion.

Do you know what the meaning of the various rose colors? If not, this is a good read. So to those who are expecting a bunch of pretty long-stems, don't just jump yet. For all you know, it may signify a platonic love ;) Pray that the person who is giving you the flowers know what they mean :)

Red: Love and Romance

The ubiquitous red roses are the staple of a romantic love presented in lovely bouquet or vases. The red rose represents true love and it has appeared throughout history and across as political and religious symbol.

Yellow: Friendship, Joy, Get Well

The sun is always a symbol of life and bringing cheer to people. So, yellow roses are the best appropriate to cheer up people or send a message of platonic love. It also represents feelings of joy and delight.

Pink: Love, Gratitude, Appreciation

Pink is commonly associated with ladies, grace and elegance, as well as sweetness and poetic romance. Moreover, dark pink hues of roses are symbolically tied to gratitude and appreciation and traditional way of saying thanks. The paler shade of pink roses are associated with gentleness and admiration and can also be an expression of sympathy.

White: Purity, Innocence, Sympathy, Spirituality

The early white roses signify love in its purest form. This is also known as the bridal rose because it is mostly used for weddings. White represents unity, virtue and pureness of a new love. It also signifies honor and reverence which a white rose fitting for a memorial for the dearly departed.

Orange: Desire, Enthusiasm and Passion

Orange roses are mixture of yellow and red and often seen as a bridge between friendship and love. So it symbolizes fascination and passion.

1 comment :

  1. happy heart's day ria...=) how are you celebrating it? =)



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