What Color Is LOVE?
Author: Special To C2 Magazine
Pink roses are sent to convey admiration, joy or appreciation. They are among the most common roses growing in the wild. The shade of pink can be used to convey different messages. Dark pink roses denote gratitude and are often sent as a thank-you. Light pink roses are used to express admiration and are often sent in sympathy. In general, pink roses are associated with elegance, grace and sweetness.
C2 Translation for the ladies: The guy who sent you these is probably your grandson. Very sweet.
In general, white signifies purity, innocence and honor. Originally, white roses were the symbol of true love that is now conveyed through red roses. White roses are often seen at weddings, so they have also become associated with unity and virtue. Because of their association with reverence and honor, white roses are often sent to a funeral as an expression of sympathy.
C2 Translation for the ladies: The florist ran out of red roses (because your husband, boyfriend, significant other waited until the last minute) and this was the only color left. It’s the thought that counts.
An orange rose means desire, passion and enthusiasm. They are also associated with warmth and sweetness. Peach roses are considered a shade of orange. Since orange is made from mixing red and yellow, the orange rose is sometimes seen as a cross between romantic love and friendship. Orange can be seen as soothing or fiery, depending on the context.
C2 Translation for the ladies: This guy wants to see more of you.
Red is the most popular rose color and is symbolic of love, romance and passion.
C2 Translation for the ladies: This guy loves you.
Yellow roses symbolize friendship and joy. When they were first cultivated in the 18th century, the color yellow had negative connotations, particularly with jealousy. It would take time before yellow roses became associated with more positive emotions. Yellow roses have a platonic connotation that pink and red roses do not convey.
C2 Translation for the ladies: The guy who sent these is your best guy friend, and he knew you wouldn’t be getting any other flowers on V-Day. Sympathy flowers for the single gal.