Giving Roses on Valentine’s Day? Be Sure You Know What the Colors Mean
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and if you’re planning to head to your local flower shop to pick up a bouquet, it’s important to make sure that you’re sending the right message.
“What kind of message do you want to send as you are starting to think about who you want to maybe get flowers for, for your sweetheart or your friend or your neighbors,” Edgington said.
“White is a little bit more innocent or pure and it’s sometimes the rose to perhaps give like a grandmother,” Edgington said. “Or to a child would be a nice white rose as well.”
“Ivory evokes more calmness and thoughtfulness, so it’s a little bit more of a rich tone than the white,” Edgington said.
“Yellow is the happy rose, or the friendship rose, the joy, the caring, the warmth rose,” she said. “So this might be a great rose for girlfriends to give to one another, or if you’ve got coworkers, ladies you work with that are just really good friends, a yellow rose would be the perfect rose to give; and it’s kind of a timeless color because yellow is perfect all year round.”
“Pink is really the rose that if you want to give a statement of, ‘I really like you,’ it’s an elegant color. It’s also another good rose for dads to give to little girls,” Edgington said. “Because pink tends to be a popular color with children, little girls especially, so it’s the perfect color to give to little girls to say, ‘I love you.’”
Edgington added that pink is another perfect color for ladies to use during “Galentine’s Day” celebrations.
“Orange is a happy color,” she said. “It’s the rose that if you really want to send a statement of passion to somebody, this would be a good one as well. The orange is excitement, exuberance, it’s like a fun rose.”
“Lavender, this is the secret crush rose,” Edgington said. “So if you’ve got a secret crush or if you’re newly dating somebody, lavender is the one that you want to give.”