Rose Colors and Their Meanings

Roses are red...and many other colors. And did you know that the different colors of roses have different meanings? If you want to be sure and send that just-right-message with a rose, keep the following in mind.

Love
Love
Grace
Grace
Friendship
Friendship
Celebration
Celebration
Excitement
Excitement
Enchantment
Enchantment
Purity
Purity

Red

A red rose says "I love you." Red roses also signify passion, respect and courage.

Dark Pink

There is a difference between dark and light pink roses. Dark pink means thankfulness, elegance, grace and gentleness.

Light Pink

A light pink rose can also be grace. This color of rose also signifies gladness, joy, admiration and sweetness.

Yellow

A yellow rose is an indication of friendship. It can also give a message to tell someone they have a desire to start over or give a relationship another chance after a misunderstanding.

Orange

An orange rose means fascination, enthusiasm, energy or desire. It can also mean the celebration for an accomplishment or the beginning of a new venture.

Coral

A coral rose is similar to orange as it conveys desire, excitement and passion.

Purple

Give a purple rose if you have fallen in love at first sight. It also means enchantment or something magical.

White

A white rose indicates innocence, purity, reverence and humility. It also means sympathy and is often used at funerals or in weddings the white rose conveys spiritual love.

Yellow Rose with a Red Tip

This fiery-looking rose means falling in love.

Falling in love
Falling in love

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breakfastpop 7 years ago

Nice HUB. Beautiful photos.


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Cari Jean 7 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

Thank you!


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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India

Thanks for the good information. Very useful hub.

Keep posting.


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Cari Jean 7 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

Your welcome, jacobkuttyta and thanks for reading.


Kim Garcia 7 years ago

Lovely Cari Jean. It's nice to learn what the color of each rose represents. Roses like precious gems have such unique meanings. Thanks for sharing!! Peace~ K


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gmcks.jaganp 7 years ago from INDIA

Hey cari! this hub is soo beautiful good...


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Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

Kim Garcia - thank you so much. I found this very interesting that roses colors have specific meanings.


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Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

gmacks.jagnp - thanks!


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Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

gmacks.jagnp - thanks!


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jayb23 5 years ago from India

Lovely hub and beautiful photos. Keep them coming


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Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

jayb23 - thanks so much for your comment!


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Purple Perl 4 years ago from Bangalore,India

Beautiful, thanks for sharing.


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Cari Jean 4 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

Purple Perl - thanks so much!


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carolp 4 years ago from Switzerland

Thanks for sharing. I love roses, red, white, pink, orange with red tip, yellow, violet and admire all sorts. I have them around me in my garden with beautiful strong blossoms.

What about the black rose, do you have a meaning of this black color? My mother used to colllect all kinds of roses, and she did have black roses where i couldn't find.


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Cari Jean 4 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

carolp - thanks so much for your comment. There really isn't a true black rose - some very deep red roses just look black. While they can symbolize death they can also symbolize renewal or a rebirth. Black roses are seen as mysterious or mystical.


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Akafack jauvany 2 years ago from Qatar

I love roses Cari jean, thank you very much

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