Roses are the traditional gift given on Valentines Day, but they're certain to be well-received any time of year. But before you buy roses, know what message you're sending.

The color of a rose can have a very different meaning from what you intend. To ensure that your love understands what the roses you bestow mean, check this guide to rose colors and their meanings:

3/4 of men say they would love to get flowers and most women love floral gifts as well. Now here is something you may not know: Color Talks! Although it is commonly accepted that all roses convey warmth and affection, the person receiving them may know and understand the meaning of roses colors and the symbolic message conveyed. It would be nice to insure that you are communicating the right message to that special person. Read on to find the meaning of the color of roses!

  Red Roses

No color can say “I love you” better than this Valentine Favorite. It not only speaks of passion, but also stands for noble values such as respect and courage. They are the ultimate symbol of romantic love and enduring passion. Florists can't keep up with Valentines Day demand for red roses, which makes them especially expensive in February.


In general, symbolizes grace and gentility, The pink carries that message of happiness. Light pink conveys admiration and sympathy.

The rose of sweet thoughts.

Dark pink:

Dark pink roses are symbolic of thankfulness and friendship.



Pure white roses symbolize truth and innocence. They also send other messages: "I miss you" and "You're heavenly."


  Coral Roses

Coral roses express one thing with their passionate color: Desire.


Conveys sociability and friendship, modesty, appreciation, admiration and sympathy.


Denotes enthusiasm and desire. Perfect for letting people know that you want to get to know them better.


  Yellow Roses

Yellow roses indicate friendship and freedom -- so don't send them if your intentions are romantic and long-lasting. Yellow roses are also appropriate for sending congratulations to newlyweds, graduates, Texans, and new mothers. Expresses joy and gladness – the best gift for new mothers, newlyweds or graduates.



Fantasy and impossibility. Hoping for a miracle and new possibilities. These roses are attained by placing a blue die into the bark of the roots.

Black Roses

The color of the crone, the wise lady of death. The promise that soon you will know something you did not know before. Some see it as a bad omen. Death of fixed thoughts or ideas. Signifies a rejuvenation on the horizon. May not be understood as a gift. Sometimes a beautiful deep red rose will bloom from a blackened bud.

Dead Roses

Regardless of the original color, dead roses say "It's over" loud and clear.


The Rose color wheel

This model explains a broad range of behaviors in rose coloration with some very simple models.

Take the case of the red rose. A notorious problem of red roses is that they change color when exposed to the sun, they 'blue.' This doesn't mean that they literally turn blue - they actually turn a bit purple - but their appearance looks more blue because a pigment containing yellow has bleached out of the petals making them look blue.

This model is most useful in helping us understand why colors like orange, gold, coral, copper, salmon, apricot, and shell pink are relatively rare in roses compared to colors like yellow, crimson, rose, pink and white. The former colors are more complex. They result from mixtures of two or more pigments. This explains further why the roses with the most complex colorations tend to be most variable. Tiny changes in the amount of one pigment can shift the perceived color quite a bit. If the scarlet pigment in a salmon rose starts to fade, the rose moves quickly toward buff and primrose in coloration. If the yellow fades from a coral or copper-colored rose before the red does, it will change quickly toward pink.


Numbers of Roses
1 rose Love at first sight
2 roses Mutual Feelings
3 roses I love you!
7 roses I'm infatuated with You!
9 roses Together as long as we live!
10 roses You're Perfect!
11 roses You're my treasured one!
12 roses Be my Steady!
13 roses Forever Friends!
15 roses I'm really sorry!
20 roses I'm sincere towards You!
21 roses I'm committed to You!
36 roses I'll remember our romantic moments
40 roses My love is genuine!
99 roses I'll love You till the day I die...
100 roses I'm totally devoted to You
101 roses You're my one and only
108 roses Will you marry me?
999 roses My love will last till the end of time...