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Rose Color: Meanings and Symbolism

Rashida Khilawala
The colors of roses and their symbolism have a big impact on most relationships these days. It goes without saying that roses are one of the best ways to express love. Let's find out the various colors of roses, and to understand their dynamics better.
Roses have been the symbol of love and affection since times immemorial. They are the perfect indicators of many things like love, life, feelings, and identity. They work as metaphors in poems, and silent words in love stories..
Their importance cannot be left ignored. They cannot be replaced or underrated. So, now that we know how important they are, let's check out what each colored rose stands for.
A red rose exhibits love, passion, desire. Giving a red rose to someone stands for honesty and courage, as that is what it takes to express your true feelings to a lady.

A dark shade of red is to express that the recipient is unconsciously beautiful.
A yellow rose is the classic representation of friendship, respect, and joy.

Contradictorily, it is also used to signify jealousy. So, when receiving a yellow rose, give special attention to the giver, you never know what they really wish to express.
A white rose stands for peace and purity. It is often used to end a disagreement or a fight. It is the best way to patch up differences, and settle conflicts.
A pink rose stands for friendship and appreciation. It is used to let someone know that they are more special, compared to others. It is perfect for the best friend.
The lavender rose is for the emotion of love at first sight. It tells how the giver was enchanted by their beauty.
Black roses are used to signify death or protest. In order to carry out a protest, many rebels in the past have used black roses as a symbol to show an open rebellion. People at high posts should beware of a rose of this color.
A blue-colored rose is given in the beginning of a new adventurous and mystical journey. Giving of this rose shows the giver's support and faith.
This was the explanation of the inference of a single rose. The meaning of different colors of roses changes when in a group.
A bouquet of white and red roses is for unity. It tells the receiver that basic intention of the giver is the same as theirs.
Giving many thorn-less roses is a way of showing deep attraction at first sight, as well as concern, for the receiver.
Giving a person dead roses is a subtle way of telling him that any relationship that existed between them is now over. This method was used in earlier days. However, its usage has reduced in modern-day communication.
When white and yellow roses are given together, it works at expressing the giver's desire for harmony. It is used very often in marriages, no kidding!
Red and yellow roses together symbolize celebration and happiness. They are often given to let the receiver know that the giver is happy about their happiness
Giving a bouquet of tea roses shows that the giver will remember the receiver. It is often used in farewell.
Giving a person rose buds is a way to express that the receiver is youthful and beautiful. However, in the light of growing pedophilia today, this mode of communication is often avoided.
When two roses (either yellow, pink, red, or white) are entwined and presented, it means the giver wishes to propose marriage to the receiver. It was used a lot in old movies and theater. Nowadays, only a thorough romantic would use such a method of proposing.
Roses are important in literature and lifestyle. They are extremely important when it comes to communication.
With growing use of technology, these have just become a way to decorate the center table, while the actual concept behind their use has lost its meaning.