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Posted by Breens Florist on February 9, 2015 | Last Updated: February 28, 2023 Blog

What the Many Different Colors of Roses Mean

shutterstock_14492851For many couples, setting aside particular days to celebrate their love can be a wonderful way to reconnect and improve their bond with one another. Anniversaries and Valentine’s Day in particular tends to be wonderful occasions for this type of celebration. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, now is a common time for many people to begin the hunt for the perfect gift for that special someone.

At Breen’s Florist, we have developed a guide to some of the most common rose colors that we think are absolutely perfect for those looking to celebrate their love. Each of these flowers has particular traditional meanings that can communicate different messages. Use this guide to begin considering what color will send the message that will work best for a particular relationship.

The red rose

Red roses are one of the most traditional flowers of love. These flowers are commonly associated with romantic and passionate love, making them a wonderful selection to tell that special someone the value they have.

Many people in relationships, however, want to find a way to leave their own mark on the gifts they give, rather than just giving a standard, traditional gift. Look for an arrangement that has something unique. For example, we offer an arrangement of six, stunningly deep red roses that appear in the glass vase. On the outside of the vase, we attached a carefully crafted leaf heart accent. The details of a gift tend to be what people appreciate the most.

The white rose

The white rose can be a delightful alternative to red roses for those who do not want to go the traditional route. White roses commonly have associations with young love and innocence. They also speak to loyalty. Their elegance and gentle beauty help them appeal to just about every one as well. This is a stunning arrangement that should bring a smile to the face of any recipient.


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Purple and lilac 

Purple and related shades and hues can also be excellent alternatives to traditional red. This color has strong ties to enchantment, love at first sight, and desire. The message they communicate makes them an excellent choice for a couple in love.

It can also be fun to take a break from the standard bouquet of roses. Consider getting our Twilight Spice arrangement containing 10 roses in a low, long vase. When the flowers open as the gorgeous and breathtaking blooms they are, it will make anyone appreciate this thoughtful gift.

Celebrate love with the wonderful gift of flowers. Those who struggle to come up with the right gift for that special someone should consider some of these alternate rose colors and see if one of these messages would work well for them and their relationship.