Pick A Rose, (Not) Any Rose: What Your Color Choice Says About Your Loveby Cass Colin on January 17, 2012
Roses = love, right? Actually, it’s more complicated than that. Flowers could signify a life of close friendship, or they could be a multi-meaning ode to how you fell in love at first sight. Before you get stressed, read up on these flowers and their meanings, so you’ll be sure to give just the right bouquet this February 14.
Pink: Pink roses are actually the first known variety of the flower, and early on signified love and gratitude. Once the more fiery red roses came in and stole their thunder, pink roses became known for more poetic romance and grace. The darker shades continue to signify thanks, while lighter hues send a message of adorable admiration (or sympathy in some cases).
Yellow: In Victorian times, the yellow rose symbolized jealousy (so probably not a great choice if it’s an issue in your relationship), but now the sunny shade represents friendship and affection, so it’s a great this isn’t weird option to send to your just-a-friend friend. It’s also perfect for people from Texas.
Orange: A rose the color of a traffic cone makes a bold statement — in more ways than one. The color symbolizes fiery passion and desire and is the traditional choice to symbolize taking it to the “next level,” as it’s the bridge between friend zone yellow roses and more romantic reds. If she or he doesn’t respond to the hint, they also can represent pride, so tell them orange roses mean you’re proud of them and abort mission.
Black: You already know – you either hate this person, or you’re into this sort of thing.