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Rose Colors and Their Meanings

Updated on September 23, 2009
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Cari Jean is a freelance writer and author. Her inspiring memoir "Having Faith" is available on Amazon. She resides in North Dakota.

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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    • Akafack jauvany profile image

      Akafack jauvany 

      4 years ago from Qatar

      I love roses Cari jean, thank you very much

    • Cari Jean profile imageAUTHOR

      Cari Jean 

      6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      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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      Carolina 

      6 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 

      7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Purple Perl - thanks so much!

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      Purple Perl 

      7 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

    • Cari Jean profile imageAUTHOR

      Cari Jean 

      7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      jayb23 - thanks so much for your comment!

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      jayb23 

      7 years ago from India

      Lovely hub and beautiful photos. Keep them coming

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      Cari Jean 

      7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      gmacks.jagnp - thanks!

    • Cari Jean profile imageAUTHOR

      Cari Jean 

      7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      gmacks.jagnp - thanks!

    • Cari Jean profile imageAUTHOR

      Cari Jean 

      7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

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

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      gmcks.jaganp 

      9 years ago from INDIA

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

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      Kim Garcia 

      9 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

    • Cari Jean profile imageAUTHOR

      Cari Jean 

      9 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Your welcome, jacobkuttyta and thanks for reading.

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      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks for the good information. Very useful hub.

      Keep posting.

    • Cari Jean profile imageAUTHOR

      Cari Jean 

      9 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Thank you!

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      breakfastpop 

      9 years ago

      Nice HUB. Beautiful photos.

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