These are a Valentine’s Day classic for a reason. Signifying love, commitment, and romance, these vibrant roses are the perfect bouquet to gift your partner any day of the year.
Symbolism: Commitment, romance, respect, and passion.
Soulful and deep like a glass of merlot, these dark red roses epitomize love and beauty. Given their rich hue, they feel more sophisticated and grounded than a classic bright red option. Their warmth and seriousness is the perfect way to express affection and loyalty.
Symbolism: Loyalty, love, and eternal beauty.
A mix between the grown-up passion of bright red roses and the sweet modesty of light pink roses, hot pink ones are a happy medium that adopts qualities of each. Think youthful passion and sweetness with an attitude.
Symbolism: Excitement, flirtation, and creativity.
These roses evoke a softspoken grace and kind-heartedness. While they are definitely romantic, they are less overtly so than say, red roses, and less playful than their brighter pink counterparts. As a more muted color, they take a backseat and won’t overwhelm a neutral palette. They also often represent self-love.
Symbolism: Sweetness, peace, and tenderness.
Blue roses don’t actually exist in nature, but because purple is made up of some blue pigment, it can carry it with some associations of the impossible. These feel enchanted and magical, which makes them arguably the most romantic roses of all. They’re great for a budding romance.
Symbolism: Majesty, uniqueness, wisdom, and mystery.
Some white roses err on the light pink side while others appear greener, with cooler undertones. You can also find some that look creamy, with a buttery yellow base. They’re super common in wedding ceremonies because of their association with marriage, but they’re also quite common in life’s more somber moments.
Symbolism: New beginnings, innocence, purity, elegance, and spirituality.
Light orange-pink, coral, and peachy roses are often associated with more platonic and professional occasions. As a result, they’re a great one to spotlight in a bouquet when it’s time to say “thank you” or in a budding relationship, due to the energizing, transitional color.
Symbolism: Warmth, support, loyalty, and enthusiasm.
Historically, these didn’t have the best connotations (jealousy was a common one), but today, they’re much more light-hearted. These sunny roses radiate warmth and cheer. They can look quite fresh and avant-garde paired with unexpected blue florals, like an edgy electric blue orchid or a bunch of splashy blue baby’s breath. They can range from marigold to vibrant lemon to paler buttercream.
Symbolism: Friendship, warmth, joy, youth, energy.