The beauty of roses is not only their romantic and sentimental symbolism, but also that they come in a variety of colors, allowing gift-givers to add their own personal flair to their selection when gifting a beautiful bouquet. But did you ever wonder what rose colors really represent? Check out what our friends at Teleflora have to say about the meaning behind some of our favorite roses.

If you’re interested in giving someone you love a bouquet, stop in at Belle Fiori’s Milwaukee flower shop to select your perfect combination. We’d love to help you create the perfect floral arrangement!

Red roses red
There’s nothing secret about the red rose’s symbolism of love. Valentine’s Day would hardly exist without this bold and dramatic bloom. The ultimate symbol of romantic love and enduring passion, the red rose also conveys respect and the creative spirit of love. Representing true love stronger than thorns, the red rose is known universally as the lover’s rose. 
White rose white
Representing, humility, purity and innocence, the white rose – often referred to as the bridal rose – is associated with young love. In Scotland, when the white rose bloomed in autumn, it was seen as a token of early marriage. Also symbolizing truth and reverence, it sends a message of loyalty and says “I am worthy of you.”
Yellow roses yellow
While in Victorian times, the yellow rose symbolized jealousy, today it represents friendship, joy and caring. A bouquet of these sun-filled blossoms conveys warmth, gladness and affection. 
Pink roses pink
Symbolizing gentility, femininity, elegance and refinement, the pink rose also carries additional meanings depending on its hue. A deep pink conveys gratitude and appreciation, while pale shades connote grace and gentleness, admiration and happiness.
Orange roses orange
With their warm, vibrant tones, orange roses symbolize enthusiasm and desire. If you’re looking for a way to express admiration and attraction – with an underlying message of passion and excitement – then send a bouquet filled with these fiery blooms.
Lilac roses lilac & purple
Thought to be almost mystical in nature, with symbolism tied to enchantment, desire and even proceeding cautiously, it’s not surprising that lilac and purple roses send a message of love at first sight, A great Valentine flower.
Multi-colored roses multi-colored roses
In some instances – usually when mixing red with another color rose – you can send additional messages with your choice of bouquet. For example, a combination of red and yellow roses conveys gaiety and happiness, while a mix of red and white roses symbolizes unity.