Color Me Red, Pink & White for Valentine’s Day

Written by
Kyle Sherman
Published on
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Red, Pink and White – no other colors are more associated with Valentine’s Day, February’s most heartfelt holiday.

Each of these Valentine colors has its own special meaning for lovers, friends and family. Although roses are a traditional gift, almost any color present wrapped in Valentine colors will represent the giver’s love and affection for the object of their desire. Other colors and color combinations also have unique meaning on Valentine’s day – read on to learn more.

Red roses symbolize energy, passion and deep love.

Adored for their fragrance and beauty, red roses are typically reserved for the most intimate romantic relationships. From Biblical times, red also represents life. The first human life in all creation is a man called “Adam,” a name that can be translated as either “man” or “red” in Hebrew.

Pink roses speak of affection, sweetness and understanding.

A great choice for a friend or family member, this color is created by combining red and white. Light pink represents grace, gentility, admiration and friendship. Dark pink symbolizes gratitude, appreciation and thankfulness. Overall, pink is associated with innocence and virginity. For Christians, pink can signify the complete love story between Christ and his church, considered “the greatest wedding of all time.”

White roses symbolize spiritual love, purity, reverence, humility and faithfulness.

Interestingly, the color white in the Bible is most often used to describe the garments of the holy, like Jesus Christ, the angels and the saints. Clothes that are “white as the light” is a popular description.

While Valentine colors for roses or gift wrappings and presents have their own messages, many gift-givers enjoy gifting colors that are especially significant to a relationship or one that is a favorite of the recipient. For instance:

Purple, lavender– symbolizing enchantment and originality, these are the colors of love at first sight.

Coral– the color of desire.

Orange, apricot– represent enthusiasm and fascination.

Yellow– the color of gladness, joy and friendship, yellow personifies the sentiment of “welcome home.”

Peach– represents sympathy, sincerity, gratitude and modesty.

In addition, specific color combinations carry unique messages:

Red and white speak of unity.

Yellow and orange reflect thoughts of passion.

Red and yellow are celebratory colors that offer congratulations.

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