What Color Roses Should You Get for Her Birthday?

As a truly momentous occasion, birthdays are a chance to grow closer together, show appreciation for our loved ones, and celebrate the lives of the people you love. Of course, we all love a good birthday bash, but if you’re looking to send the gift of roses to a special woman in your life, one gift stands above the rest. There is no better way to share the joy of a birthday with someone you care for deeply than by sending over a beautiful bouquet of flowers that will bring a smile to her face.

But there are so many types of flowers! How should you go about selecting the bouquet that best expresses the joy of the occasion and represents the personality of the recipient? In the past, we’ve shown you some of the best colors and styles to reflect in a birthday bouquet.

Roses, of course, are always a popular choice, and we will discuss how to choose the best rose arrangement for the birthday occasion. But as many of us know, different colors of rose carry different meanings and associations as gifts. Knowing these different meanings can be very helpful when thinking up the perfect gesture to wow her on her special day. 

We’ve prepared a special list of the rose colors that we think will convey the perfect range of possibilities you may face when gifting for that special lady’s birthday—whether yours is a love romantic, familial, or yet undefined, we at Venus ET Fleur® are here to make sure that you show up to this special day prepared and equipped. 

Why the Rose?

The belief in red roses as the symbol of love can be traced all the way back to the Greco-Roman era. Roman mythology holds that Venus, their goddess of love, created red roses when, as she hurried to save Adonis from an assassination plot, she ran through thorn bushes and severely cut her ankles. Adonis could not be saved, and the blood she spilled fell to the ground and created the rose bush.

Since that time, red roses have been how we tell our partners and love interests that we care for them, under perhaps less extreme circumstances than Venus herself.

– Real Roses that Last a Year

Everyone loves the delicate scent of roses in their home. Something about the fragrance brings back special memories for everyone who encounters them. Venus ET Fleur prides itself on our special Eternity® Roses, which are full of that wonderful fragrance that you love so much about roses, which, best of all, allow you to enjoy it for months on end as opposed to other rose bouquets.

Made from 100-percent real roses cultivated in the lush, vibrant rose fields of Ecuador, each delicate flower is carefully cultivated until it reaches a full bloom. Our roses reap the benefit of natural light year-round because of their close proximity to the equator. From there, each rose is treated with a formula made from non-toxic and non-allergenic wax, as well as natural oils. This formula is similar to silica and effectively dehydrates the roses to help preserve them. Once the dehydration process is complete, the roses soak in dye to give them the bright and vibrant colors you’ve come to expect from our gorgeous Eternity Roses.

Utilizing the process described above, our Eternity Roses will last a year or more with proper care, allowing you to enjoy their beauty month after month.

The Best Colors for Her

Gratitude and Respect – The Pink Rose

From an aesthetic perspective, many experts say that medium pink is the most versatile of all the feminine shades. These roses are appropriate for a wide variety of occasions. They are best given to communicate feelings of gratitude or appreciation. A bouquet of pink roses is the perfect birthday gift for a mother, a sister, or someone close to you who isn’t necessarily a romantic partner (though we should add, giving pink roses to your paramour is not a faux pas by any means).

In the even that you want to commemorate that special woman’s birth with a bouquet of pink roses, we feel that you cannot go wrong with our gorgeous Le Plein arrangement in vibrant pink.  This arrangement is one of our most classic—a refined cluster of stunning Eternity Roses set in a Parisian hat box-inspired vessel. This handcrafted arrangement is magnificent in its simplicity and will make any space feel more elegant and refined.

Joy and Friendship – The Yellow Rose

This cheerful hue is singular in its ability to brighten anyone’s day. Custom holds that yellow roses not only symbolize love and caring but that these color roses are among the few that convey no romantic intent whatsoever. That makes these radiant blooms ideal for the birthday of a close friend, co-worker, or simply someone whom you want to make sure knows how much you appreciate them.

Sending yellow roses is a lighthearted but still very impactful gesture that can make all the difference on the one day a year she gets to celebrate herself. Mark the occasion with one of our tastefully elegant Le Clair arrangements. This piece features a single, glamorous Eternity Rose encased in a clear, geometric acrylic box that will protect the rose while also windowing and displaying its true beauty to the world and the space around it. This simple little luxury will make any space feel more sophisticated. And because this is an Eternity Rose, this thoughtful gesture may serve as a reminder of your appreciation for a full year.

First Blush of a Romance – Purple or Lilac

Purple roses are considered to be a sign of enchantment, immediate infatuation, or “love at first sight.” In the event that you’re experiencing the early throes of romance, a gorgeous bouquet of lilac- or lavender-colored roses can convey a beautiful sentiment on her birthday and is sure to both surprise and delight.

Our Le Petit arrangement is perfect for this spontaneously romantic display of new affection, which features four splendid Eternity Roses snugly housed in one of our classic Parisian hatbox-inspired vessels. This fragrant reminder of your affection is sure to make your new love grow and blossom.

Deep and Lasting Affection – The Red Rose

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the flower most traditionally associated with romantic love is the classic red rose. Following the myths of Venus and Aphrodite, centuries of tradition uphold the red rose as the obvious choice for someone looking to express feelings of lasting romantic love.

If you have a special woman in your life whose birth you’d like to celebrate your deep and lasting romance with, no flower is more appropriate to the occasion.

For a gift that conveys all the effects of passionate romance while still dripping with elegance and refined taste, we strongly recommend that you consider the Petit Love Locks Box, filled with vibrant red roses. This unique and impressive piece is carefully crafted to emulate the love locks on the Pont des Arts. This classic, elegant gift can be personalized to make an even greater statement of your love on her most special day. This piece is equally at home on a coffee table as in an office setting and will radiate refinement in either environment.

The Best Color is Her Favorite

While we would be happy to go on at length about roses and their many splendid colors, there are certain cases where a personal touch can travel greater distances than the richest traditions. If the special lady for whom you’re shopping is one of singular tastes, you may best be served by a more specialized approach.

We can imagine no better way to tell your partner that you love and appreciate them than to create a gift from the heart. Our custom rose boxes empower you to do exactly that. With more than 20 colors of roses for you to choose from and 35 unique designs, you can pay tribute to her tastes by selecting flowers in her most favorite colors. 

You can write her a message in flowers or arrange them into a shape that evokes an even more personal significance. The choice is yours alone. This most important she in your life will surely love to receive a gift custom-tailored for their eyes alone.

Final Remarks

The gifting of flowers to mark occasions of celebration and significance has a rich history that prominently includes the development of “floriography,” a whole dictionary of flowers and their meanings. We’re not saying you need to become fluent in the syntax of stems and blooms, but a well-picked and well-arranged bouquet of flowers can send a peerless and timeless message when it comes to celebrating that special lady’s special day.

We hope that this list and these suggestions were helpful to you as you search for the best way to show her how special she is to you.