Probably one of the most underappreciated colors - orange roses and orange flowers are amazing ways to say you care and express a number of different sentiments other colors cannot.
There is no denying that orange rose arrangements are captivating. Their bright, vivid hue catches the attention of anyone nearby, and the energizing quality of orange brings excitement to any occasion. But orange roses’ meanings are usually little-known secrets.
Did you know that orange rose arrangements might be the perfect bouquet to send your crush? That’s because they often stand for fascination - someone you can’t stop thinking about because of all their interesting personality quirks.
Orange rose arrangements that take on a deep orange, almost red color can mean you’re not only fascinated by the person but that you also have great passion or desire for them. It’s a way to “light” the orange flame of love and hope it takes root with the object of your affections.
In non-romantic settings, orange roses’ meaning of fascination might extend to a person whose work you really admire - like a business mentor or a talented artist. And those aren’t the only things orange flowers’ meaning can convey. While many don’t know it - orange rose arrangements can symbolize enthusiastic pride. So, if you’ve got a budding actor or musician in the family, consider bringing an orange rose arrangement to their next performance as a salute to their achievements. Likewise, you might decide to bring orange flowers to a graduation or offer them to a co-worker who has recently been promoted. The same meanings extend to other shades of orange, such as coral, salmon, or peach - though like with other flowers, the intensity of the color is meant to reflect the intensity of emotion. So while you might give deep orange rose arrangements to a family member of whom you’re proud, coral or peach roses may be appropriate for an acquaintance at work or a casual friend.
Outside of their symbolic meaning, orange roses’ meaning is often used to represent autumn and the harvest. The rusty hue mirrors that of leaves changing color and a desire for warmth (by the fire, with a toasty mug of cider, or with the company of others). Sure to fit with any table setting during Halloween or Thanksgiving, orange rose arrangements make excellent hostess gifts when you’re looking for a more unique option than a bottle of wine or a store-bought dessert. Surround the arrangement with some fall foliage and you’re set with a gorgeous centerpiece.
One of the lesser-known meanings of orange roses is actually an extension of pride - the wish for someone to not give up or to persevere. This is also tied to orange roses’ meaning of energy and strength, but can easily be adapted to say, “I believe in you. Keep going. You’ll get there.” Many occasions suit this expression, from someone dealing with a tough illness to someone working hard to achieve goals ranging anywhere from earning a college degree to weight loss to running their first marathon. Orange rose arrangements in these scenarios let the recipient know they’re not alone and that you’re there to cheer them on, just like the cheerful blooms themselves.
The broad range of pink roses’ meaning also means they’re suitable to give anyone without worrying that the gift would be misconstrued as a romantic gesture or anything other than a gesture of grace and beauty.
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