For centuries, this flower has been crowned the bearer of special silent messages. Did you know that the Latin phrase ”sub rosa” which literally means ”under the rose” was used to denote secrecy and confidentiality? Thanks to its subtle scent and unique beauty, the message given by this flower doesn’t go unnoticed. Have you ever wondered what the person giving you roses is really trying to say? The answer lies in the choice of color.
Red – This type of rose is a symbol of love and romance which is a sign of true beauty. A bouquet of 12 red roses given to your loved one is an expression of your feelings and your desire to be with that person, while a bouquet of 40 red roses says you truly believe in your love.
Valentine’s Day is not Valentine’s Day without a rose; it depicts love that’s stronger than thorns, and the color red passion you feel for your loved one which is why it comes as no surprise that it’s considered a flower of love. Moreover, this color, above everything else, is a sign of respect because that is what true love is all about.
Yellow – In the Victorian era this color depicted jealousy, whereas today, it’s a symbol of friendship, happiness and caring. A yellow rose bouquet brings with it feelings of warmth and indescribable joy.
Pink – This type of rose is a symbol of tenderness, elegance and womanhood. Darker shades show gratitude and understanding, and lighter shades, affection and admiration.
Orange – The warm orange shades symbolize eagerness and desire. If you want to let that special someone know how much you like her, this is an ideal color because it sends out a message of passion and arousal.
Lavender – With this color you’re showing your infatuation for the person dear to your heart; also, it is a symbol of love at first sight.
White – This is a symbol of innocence, purity and chastity. White roses are usually connected with young love, and brides. They can be seen at weddings symbolizing new beginnings, as well as truth, respect and complete loyalty.
Blue – Since this type of rose can’t be found in your next door neighbor’s garden, they symbolize something that is almost unattainable.
Translation: A. Slišković