Ever wondered about rose flower meanings before you gift roses to your beloved?
Roses have inspired people over the ages to develop a language of roses by ascribing meanings to colour, variety and number of roses being gifted. Traditionally, the rose is considered the flower of love. Nothing beats red roses in saying "I Love You".
It is always good to know the symbolic meanings associated with roses when you gift them to your loved ones. When you consciously choose a certain colour, variety or number of roses for someone, you bring a whole new depth to the gesture of gifting roses.
A Red rose is an unmistakable expression of love. Red roses convey deep emotions - be it love, longing or desire. Red Roses can also be used to convey respect, admiration or devotion. A deep red rose can be used to convey heartfelt regret and sorrow. The number of red roses has special romantic meanings associated with them. 12 red roses is the most popular of all which conveys "Be mine" and "I love you"
Pink roses symbolise gratitude, grace, and joy. Overall, pink roses suggest a gentleness compared to the typical bright red rose. They are seen as a token of admiration when given to someone.
Just like with red roses, pink’s varying shades all have different rose colour meanings. A dark pink is a way of saying thank you for showing your appreciation, whereas a pale pink indicates gentleness, especially when given for more sympathetic occasions. A medium pink rose can be used for all sorts of occasions, whether someone is grieving or when you want to say thank you, making it the most versatile of the different shades.
White has always been a symbol of purity, innocence and in some cases, chastity, and for roses, it is no exception. For that reason, white roses are often given at weddings and other ceremonial occasions like christenings and graduations.
However, white roses can also be given as a sign of respect or remembrance. It is a way to say “I’m thinking of you,” making them the appropriate choice to send someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one.