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Color Of Valentine Roses Send Different Messages

Over the years, the colors of roses have come to symbolize many emotions and feelings, and the most common color of Valentine roses is red. The color has long been associated with love, and the different shades of red offer symbolism for different strengths of love. Pink, for example, is known as showing gentle feelings of love and when included in a bouquet of Valentine roses may be saying the giver thinks you are special but it is not yet love.

A large bouquet of Valentine roses can also include deep pink, which would show gratitude or light pink to symbolize devotion, admiration or even sympathy. A person giving a dozen or more red roses may be saying how much they love the other person, while by giving of one red rose, the message may be they love them, but are not willing to spend a bundle to show it. Especially for Valentine Day when red roses are the most popular and florists have a tough time keeping up with demand, driving up the prices.

Lavender, or lilac roses are said to mean love at first sight and that the sender is enthralled by the person while yellow roses symbolize a platonic relationship or a meaning of friendship. They should not be used in a Valentine roses bouquet or as a single color if the hope is for a more romantic relationship.

Who You Ask May Change Color Meaning

While one of the oldest translations of flower colors comes from the Victorian language of flowers, there are some modern variations. Some have been attributed to the number of a certain color florists may have left over from a season, and by attributing the color to other emotions, have been able to lessen their losses.

For example, the language of flowers says that pink is symbolic for infatuation or initial feelings for love, today’s florists may say that pink is for saying thank you. Valentine roses containing red and pink could be sending a message of thanking someone for loving them or a mixed message of love and infatuation. Sending a bouquet of red and yellow roses would definitely be confusing as they would mean deep love and devotion to a friend.

In any floral language, regardless of the color, giving someone a dead rose is simply saying the relationship is over and nothing one person can do or say is going to bring it back to life.


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