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November 03, 2022 3 min read

What’s a flower that springs to mind when we ask you to think of flowers? The majority of people will say roses. Not surprising, given its beauty and scent. It's understandable why the rose is the queen of flowers. They’re also the best flowers to convey messages.

We all know the saying, “Roses are red, violets are blue….” But did you know that there are over a hundred varieties of roses in the world? The most common ones are red, pink, yellow and white, which are natural. The OG one might call them. Additionally, roses might be blue, pink, orange, or even black. And that's only the start. 

Here's everything you need to know about rose colours to send the perfect bouquet to a loved one.


The Classic Red Rose

Rose Colour Meanings


Red roses have captivated the hearts and imaginations of lovers worldwide. It’s the perfect way to express your love when words fall short, whether for an occasion like your anniversary, first date, Valentine's Day, or just because! They symbolise desire, romance, true love, and passion. In a wedding bouquet, it symbolises appreciation and sincere respect.


Burgundy Roses

Rose Colour Meanings


For those of you who are curious, red and burgundy roses vary slightly. Similarly, burgundy roses are a passionate choice for your partner. They are much sexier too, in our opinion! These magnificent dark crimson roses represent unconscious beauty in today's culture. However, these sultry beauties from the Victorian era, which meant deep devotion, are an alternative to the usual red.


White Roses

Rose Colour Meanings


White roses typically represent innocence, calm, and purity, but they are also associated with new love and enduring loyalty. White roses can also represent a fresh start for a new couple. If you wish to thank a friend or show appreciation to a loved one for their fresh beginning or a farewell, it’s appropriate and respectful. They’re also great if you just want to tell someone they’re on your mind.


Orange Roses

Rose Colour Meanings


These flaming orange roses exude enthusiasm and even admiration. With a bouquet of comforting flowers, let your loved someone know how you truly feel. The orange rose conveys the sentiment, "I am extremely proud of you." However, the orange's intensity is unparalleled, which is why these roses are sometimes referred to as the rose family's "crazy child."


Light Pink Roses

Rose Colour Meanings


As an alternative to white roses, consider these pale pink roses. They convey appreciation while also suggesting innocence. Due to their delicate colour, which suggests compassion, these lovely petals make a wonderful present for your mother, sister, or even a close friend. This flower bloom is also a lovely gesture for someone who has experienced loss.


Dark Pink Roses

Rose Colour Meanings


All pink roses have one thing in common: they are considerably softer than red and represent grace, joy, and thanks. As red does, consider pink as a symbol of adoration rather than intense devotion. Deep pink roses are a great option to send to your best friend to express gratitude for your bond as they convey joy and happiness.


Black Roses

Rose Colour Meanings


Black roses are the rarest because they don’t exist! That’s right, black roses aren’t natural. The ones you think are black roses could actually be deep purple or burgundy. They can mean many things, including mysticism, death, and mourning. Although some of their meanings may be negative, they are unique and stylish when put together, making them a fantastic option for non-traditionalists.


Yellow Roses

Rose Colour Meanings


Yellow roses were once thought to signify jealousy and betrayal, so you might want to think twice before giving them as a gift. Fortunately, in more recent times, it has taken on a rather happier meaning and has come to signify friendship. Giving a yellow rose to a friend can be a great way to express your joy as it expresses warmth and affection.