Different Color Roses: 13 Rose Color Meanings

At Venus ET Fleur®, we have many different color options when it comes to roses. If you customize our Eternity® Roses, you will notice that we have plenty of choices in making the arrangement unique to you. 

Do you know what the different colors of roses symbolize? When picking out the colors of your flowers, you will want to be aware of the messages that you are sending to the recipient. But do not worry, we have got you covered!

Now the next time you send out one of our beautiful flower arrangements, you will know exactly what you are saying. These are what the different colors of roses symbolize.

What You Need to Know

Floriography is the “language of flowers” and was a common practice when sending flowers in the Victorian era. Back then, giving someone flowers was never just a simple gift; every flower had its own secret meaning that could be used to send a message.

This even included how the flowers were arranged and how they were delivered. Floriography was used to say many different things, such as “I love you,” “I’m sorry, please forgive me,” or “I appreciate you.”

Even then, roses symbolized true love. However, this could be in the form of platonic or romantic love— depending on the color of the rose that was sent. This list will help you send the right kind of rose depending on your relationship with the recipient. 

Red Roses

Red rose color meaning

These are the classic choice for sending flowers to your significant other. Red roses symbolize passion, romance, and true love. They are a timeless way to tell someone “I love you” and are the most popular color of a rose for Valentine’s Day.

The shade of red can also have slightly different meanings. A deeper color of red can mean that you are ready for commitment when given to someone you are interested in. 

The arrangement can also change the message of the red rose. Specifically, when included in a wedding bouquet, they can symbolize happiness in marriage or appreciation for your partner. 

Overall, the red rose is the best way to tell someone that you love them and appreciate everything that they do for you. This classic flower is timeless, elegant, and perfect for giving to a loved one. We have many choices at Venus ET Fleur for a beautiful arrangement of classic red Eternity Roses.

White Roses

White rose color meaning

White roses are another popular choice of rose color. It is better to save gifting this kind of flower for special events or important moments in the recipient’s life. 

This is due to the white rose symbolizing purity, loyalty, and innocence. Since they represent these ideas, the white rose has also become the most popular flower to be seen at weddings. They also can symbolize a new start, an eternal love, and the feelings of a bride on her wedding day.

They are also the perfect graduation gift for a young woman since they can represent a new start and hope for the future. These flowers also have a deep and long history, including a connection to Aphrodite in ancient Greek mythology.

Pearl Roses

While very similar to white roses, pearl roses have a different meaning behind them. They represent thoughtfulness, gracefulness, and perfection. If you want to let someone know that you care about them, without any romantic messages, then pearl roses would be the perfect option.

Yellow Roses

Yellow rose color meanings


Yellow roses are the color of friendship. They represent joy and caring, and the bright color can also be seen as a reference to the sun and the warmth that it provides. The yellow rose has become the perfect flower choice for gifting to a close friend.

They are also a good option for brightening up another person’s day, as they radiate positive energy and happiness. 

In the Victorian era, yellow flowers symbolized jealousy— making them a terrible option to send to your friends. The meaning has come to change over time. You can be certain that gifting anyone a beautiful arrangement of yellow roses will make them smile.

However, you would not want to give yellow roses to someone that you have romantic feelings for. Doing so would tell them that you want to stay just friends.

Gold roses carry similar meanings but are also considered to be more elegant and luxurious. 

Peach Roses

Peach roses are a lovely shade that holds messages of sincerity, gratitude, and genuine appreciation. These flowers are a great way to let someone know that you are grateful for them or to tell them, “Thank you!”

They are most commonly gifted when closing business deals or showing appreciation to a family member or close friend.

Orange Roses

Orange rose color meanings

Orange roses are bright and bold, often holding messages of energy, enthusiasm, and fascination. Because of this, they are a great way to let someone important to you know that you are proud of them.

If you are feeling down and have no energy, then ordering yourself some vibrant orange roses can be an excellent pick-me-up. They can give you the extra energy that you need and look amazing when displayed at home. 

Colors similar to orange, such as coral, will have the same meaning. However, since peach is so much lighter in shade, the meaning is different. Lighter colors of roses tend to be more sincere and offer calming messages. 

Green Roses

Green rose color meanings

Green is the most prominent color in nature, making it the color of natural life. It represents growth, energy, and life. The green rose itself symbolizes the spirit and fertility. 

As green is also the color of money, some people may see it as the symbol of bounty or richness.

These roses can also make a person feel at peace, much like other green plants do when placed in the home. This makes receiving these flowers a pleasant surprise for anyone.

Lavender Roses

Purple and lavender rose color meanings

These roses are unique in their beauty. Their message is quite different from the other colors of roses as well. The lavender rose represents wonder, mystery, and enchantment.

These ideas make them the perfect rose to symbolize love at first sight. This makes them the most popular color for telling a crush that you have feelings for them. If someone has stolen your heart and has no idea, send them elegant purple roses to let them know!

Pink Roses

Pink rose color meanings

The meaning behind pink roses can vary, depending on the exact shade of the petals. Often, pink represents femininity, refinement, sweetness, and elegance. But, a deep pink tends to symbolize gratitude and appreciation, making them another great choice for saying, “Thank you!”

A lighter or pastel pink rose will contain messages of gentleness, happiness, gratefulness, and joy.

Blue Roses

Blue rose color meanings

Blue roses are a way to tell someone that they are unique, and you appreciate that part of their personality. This is because the blue rose symbolizes mystery and originality. 

Black Roses

Black rose color meanings

Black roses can communicate many different meanings. They might be seen at funerals or other events that are centered around mourning.

However, black roses can have more meanings than just representing death. They can symbolize the start of a new chapter in your life or other massive changes that are about to happen. Black roses are meant to inspire people and give them the courage to pursue their new life and make good changes.

Arrangements with Mixed Colors

Mixed floral meanings

Many of Venus ET Fleur’s arrangements include different colors set up into a beautiful design. When you combine different colors of roses, you are sending the recipient multiple messages. 

For example, red and white roses are standard at weddings as they represent unity and love. Yellow and red roses would have a message that expresses love, happiness, and cheerfulness.

Multicolored/Rainbow Roses

Rainbow rose meaning

Multicolored or rainbow roses did not exist in the Victorian era, so they do not have a history of messages and secret meanings behind them. 

These flowers are unique and colorful, making them a unique gift. You may be able to use them to send your recipient a variety of messages— or you could send them because you like their unique appearance and feel that they would appreciate them.

Blended colors can communicate your message more clearly. For example, a yellow rose that changes to red at the end of the petal might symbolize that you are falling in love with your friend.

Due to their bright and fun colors, the rainbow rose has become a popular present to give at birthday parties. 


Those were many of the most popular rose colors and what they mean. Roses can come in a wide variety of shades, and each is beautiful in its own way. If you want to send someone a specialized message, then you will need to do a little bit of research into the background of the rose colors.

If you would like assistance in designing the perfect arrangement of roses, we would love to help you. Email our customer service at info@venusetfleur.com or call us at 1-800-808-9830.

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