Rose colour meanings

Picture of a handmade yellow satin finished metal steel rose by Bob Iles of Fandangle Crafts

History has a way of defining meaning, just by time and by implication over time, I have looked into this with regard to roses. Some of what you will read is true, as far as history and implied meaning developing over time, some of what you will read is just for fun.

Gloss red metal steel handmade rose by Bob Iles of Fandangle Crafts
Gloss red metal steel handmade rose by Bob Iles of Fandangle Crafts

When you give a red rose to someone it conveys the following meanings:

  •  One of the most universal of all symbols, the red rose represents true love, always the best way to say ‘I Love You’. It can also mean passion, beauty and perfection. It has also appeared throughout history and across cultures as both a political and religious symbol.
  • A single red rose indicates utmost devotion
  • Two roses entwined together mean ‘Marry me’ (By the way i can supply roses this way)
  • Six roses signify a need to be loved or cherished
  • Eleven roses essure the recipient that they are deeply loved
  • Thirteen roses signify a secret admirer – oh er.
  • A Fandangle Rose means that you have taste, appreciate art and support upcoming Artists*

So all in all a Red Rose is a good thing to give to the one you love, the local vicar or a neon tube sign bender.

*Based on research of 1 person on 1 occasion

Blue steel metal handmade rose by Bob Iles of Fandangle Crafts
Blue steel metal handmade rose by Bob Iles of Fandangle Crafts

When you give a Blue rose to someone it conveys the following meanings:

  •  A rare and wondrous person would receive a blue rose, it can mean innocence and even lost love.
  • A single rose indicates utmost devotion
  • Two roses entwined together mean ‘Marry me’ (By the way i can supply roses this way)
  • Six roses signify a need to be loved or cherished
  • Eleven roses essure the recipient that they are deeply loved
  • Thirteen roses signify a secret admirer – oh er.
  • A Fandangle Rose means that you will definitely be having sex with the person who you give it too*

So all in all a blue Rose is a good thing to give to the one you love, your favorite coffee shop worker or a Customer Happiness Hero.

*Based on research of 1 person on 1 occasion

Lilac satin coloured steel metal rose handmade by Bob Iles of Fandangle Crafts
Lilac satin coloured steel metal rose handmade by Bob Iles of Fandangle Crafts

When you give a Lilac rose to someone it conveys the following meanings:

  • Enchantment, majesty or love at first sight.
  • It can even mean ‘Thank you for washing my socks, week after week, year after year’**
  • A single rose indicates utmost devotion
  • Two roses entwined together mean ‘Marry me’ (By the way i can supply roses this way)
  • Six roses signify a need to be loved or cherished
  • Eleven roses essure the recipient that they are deeply loved
  • Thirteen roses signify a secret admirer – oh er.
  • A Lilac Fandangle Rose means that the person you give it too is EVERYTHING to you*

So all in all a Lilac Rose is a good thing to give to the one you love, someone who lives on the street or even an Air Cartographer.

*Based on research of 1 person on 1 occasion **Completely untrue or may be true, who knows.

Natural steel coloured recycled metal rose handmade by Bob Iles of Fandangle crafts
Natural steel coloured recycled metal rose handmade by Bob Iles of Fandangle crafts

When you give a Natural coloured steel rose to someone it conveys the following meanings:

  • ‘I Love your inner self and your natural beauty.
  • It can even mean ‘Thanks for putting the toilet seat down’**
  • A single rose indicates utmost devotion
  • Two roses entwined together mean ‘Marry me’ (By the way i can supply roses this way)
  • Six roses signify a need to be loved or cherished
  • Eleven roses essure the recipient that they are deeply loved
  • Thirteen roses signify a secret admirer – oh er.
  • A Natural Steel Fandangle Rose means that you think ‘Heaven, must be missing an angel*

So all in all a natural coloured steel Rose is a good thing to give to the one you love, that person you admire from afar or a Orifice bleaching consultant.

*Based on research of 1 person on 1 occasion **Completely something

White satin coloured metal rose recycled steel handmade by Bob Iles of Fandangle Crafts
White satin coloured metal rose recycled steel handmade by Bob Iles of Fandangle Crafts

When you give a White rose to someone it conveys the following meanings:

  • Early tradition used white roses as a symbol for true love, an association which would later become the hallmark of the red rose. Also known as the bridal rose, the white rose is a traditional wedding flower. In this sense, white represents unity, virtue, and the pureness of a new love. White roses are also associated with honor and reverence, which makes them a fitting memorial for a departed loved one.
  • It can even mean ‘I’m wearing clean pants’**
  • A single rose indicates utmost devotion
  • Two roses entwined together mean ‘Marry me’ (By the way i can supply roses this way)
  • Six roses signify a need to be loved or cherished
  • Eleven roses essure the recipient that they are deeply loved
  • Thirteen roses signify a secret admirer – oh er.
  • A White Fandangle Rose means ‘You to me are everything, the sweetest song that I can sing, ohhh baby’*

So all in all a white Rose is a good thing to give to the one you love, the Chamber maid or a Coordinator of interpretive teaching.

*Based on research of 1 person on 1 occasion **Completely singable

Yellow satin metal recycled steel handmade rose by Bob Iles of Fandangle Crafts
Yellow satin metal recycled steel handmade rose by Bob Iles of Fandangle Crafts

When you give a Yellow rose to someone it conveys the following meanings:

  • Joy, best friends, friendship and wonderful disposition.
  • It can even mean ‘You may have behaved badly, but I still love you’**
  • A single rose indicates utmost devotion
  • Two roses entwined together mean ‘Marry me’ (By the way i can supply roses this way)
  • Six roses signify a need to be loved or cherished
  • Eleven roses essure the recipient that they are deeply loved
  • Thirteen roses signify a secret admirer – oh er.
  • A Yellow Fandangle Rose means forgiveness*

So all in all a Yellow Rose is a good thing to give to the one you love, your bestest friend or a Boomerang bender.

*Based on research of 1 person on 1 occasion **Completely believable

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