You meant to say, “thank you,” but instead you said, “I’m falling for you!” When you send Valentine’s Day flowers, you’re honoring tried and tested tradition. However, sending roses of certain colors may say more than you think.

“Sending roses on Valentine’s Day is a classic idea and will always win you points, but make sure that the color of the roses you’re sending match your true feelings”, says ProFlowers design expert, Eriko Ono.

Red roses are the traditional way to say “I love you,” and are, therefore, the most popular flower sent on Valentine’s Day. However, think beyond red this year. Valentine’s Day is when we celebrate love, of course, but in the people we love, there is often much more to celebrate. Luckily, for most every feeling and sentiment, there is a color of rose.

What the flowers convey:

Red:”I love you”
Nothing says “I love you” like red roses. Red symbolizes love, beauty, courage, respect, romantic love, and even congratulations.

White: “I am the one for you”
While many send red roses on Valentine’s Day, surprise your Valentine this year with white roses that symbolize true love, purity, innocence, reverence, humility, youthfulness, and charm.

Pink: “Thank you”
Perfect for a friend that you want to honor on Valentine’s Day, pink roses show appreciation, grace, perfect happiness, admiration, gracefulness, and gentleness.

Yellow: “We’re friends and I care about you”
Another way to honor your friendship, yellow stands for joy, gladness, friendship, delight, new beginnings, welcome back, and remembrance.

Yellow with Red Tip: “I’m falling in love with you”
The beautiful sunset roses let that new person in your life know that you want more than friendship—they symbolize falling in love.

Orange/Coral: “I want you in my life”
Orange lets the receiver know that you are passionate about them. The color means desire, enthusiasm, and fascination.

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Red and White Together: “We are a great match”
Send a mixed bouquet of red and white roses to your Valentine to signify unity.

Peach: “Let’s make this a memorable Valentine’s Day”
If you are ready to say, “Let’s get together,” peach roses are the ones to choose as the rose color symbolizes intimacy.

If there’s not a rose color that says precisely what you feel, ProFlowers offers a variety of arrangements with colorful flowers such as tulips and lilies that will be sure to brighten anyone’s Valentine’s Day.

So, this Valentine’s Day, make sure you are sending your special someone the right signals with the right Valentine’s Day flowers from ProFlowers.