6 Rose Color Meanings



Red: Love and Romance

Red: Love and RomanceSVETAP/ISTOCK
One of the most universal of all symbols, the red rose represents true love. It has also appeared throughout history and across cultures as both a political and religious symbol. Perfect for:Freaking out your first date; covering beer stains; wooing a hunky bishop.

Yellow: Friendship, Joy, Get Well

Yellow: Friendship, Joy, Get WellSVETAP/ISTOCK
Throughout history, yellow has been closely associated with the sun, making these roses excellent for cheering people up. Yellow roses send a message of appreciation and platonic love without the romantic subtext of other colors. The color represents feelings of joy and delight. Perfect for:Tormenting your ex; worshiping Sekhmet or your solar deity of choice; picnics in the 1930s.

Lavender: Enchantment, Majesty, Love at First Sight

Lavender: Enchantment, Majesty, Love at First Sight