A Guide to Picking the Right Color Roses

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The roses aren’t always red.

After reading a few different symbolism descriptions–which can be found here, here and here–we made it easy for you to decode the colors you want to ask your florist to use in your bouquet.

Red

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  • Symbolizes: Love, romance
  • What You Think It Means: “I love you”
  • What It Actually Means: “I promise to love you forever–every single day of forever”- Edward Cullen, Twilight

Pink

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  • Symbolizes: Grace, sweetness
  • What You Think It Means: “I think you’re cute”
  • What It Actually Means: “You’re such a princess. Sorry I couldn’t afford a tiara.”

Peach

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  • Symbolizes: Gratitude
  • What You Think It Means: “Thank you for everything you do”
  • What It Actually Means: “I don’t know how you put up with me, but I am beyond grateful that you do anyway.”

OrangeĀ 

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  • Symbolizes: Passion
  • What You Think It Means: “I am crazy about you”
  • What It Actually Means: “You’re crazy, but at least you’re hot and crazy.”

Yellow

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  • Symbolizes: Friendship
  • What You Think It Means: “You’re my best friend”
  • What It Actually Means: “You’re my best friend, but you’re not my girlfriend.”

Lavender

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  • Symbolizes: Loyalty
  • What You Think It Means: “You’re always there for me”
  • What It Actually Means: “I don’t think you’ve cheated on me? …I really hope you haven’t cheated on me.”

White

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  • Symbolizes: Purity, New Beginnings
  • What You Think It Means: “You are perfect to me”
  • What It Actually Means: “We’re not married yet? That’s funny, because I have something I want to ask you…”

[Ed. Note…for some amazing Valentine’s Day floral arrangements, check out Carlone’s Valentine’s Day Page]