The Meanings of Yellow (Gold) Roses

Yellow roses in their unassuming charm and sweet simplicity send out an equally alluring message. Colors range from light yellow to golden. Yellow roses express joy, gladness, and friendship. They are given to new mothers, newlyweds, and graduates. They're also used as a reminder to a loved one to show that you care.

Friendship and "I care" are the foremost meanings of a yellow rose. Unrestrained and uninhibited as the breeze, free from attachments, the yellow rose definitely says that the sender is keen on friendship alone.

Here, you will not find the heat of passion, only the warmth of a genuine and sincere smile. The sender of yellow roses delicately indicates that while his affection is straight from the heart, there are no hidden depths.

Unbridled joy is another meaning of a yellow rose. Therefore, yellow roses are often congratulatory in tone. Yellow roses are given to celebrate new beginnings. These delicate flowers proudly laud an accomplishment, a consummation or a fulfillment. You simply cannot do without yellow roses when you send flowers to express joy and pride in another's achievement.

The color yellow was interpreted as a "pale" color during the early Victorian period. They had shades of negative meanings ranging from lukewarm affection to jealousy. They indicated a frame of mind that was on the one hand lacking in fervor, while on the other mutinous and envious in tone. But, the yellow rose has overcome these negative intonations and now mean "warm and sunny" affection, joy and pleasure.

Another truly wonderful meaning of a yellow rose is that it indicates a determination to start anew, to begin afresh. A rift, a misunderstanding, or a quarrel that needs to be mended - these are all set right by yellow roses. "Let's put it all behind us and start a fresh page", the yellow rose humbly tries to persuade. Yellow roses are conciliatory and appeasing in their symbolism.

Yellow roses are sometimes tinged with sorrow. The yellow rose bids adieu and says farewell. The impending departure is reason enough for a little distress, but there is also joy that newer prospects may usher in. Yellow roses speak well as messengers of good luck, and leave-taking.

Human nature being what it is, there is nothing in this world that is free from a little negative nuance. The yellow rose sometimes symbolizes infidelity in love. A waning of passion, a "bloodless" love that no longer throbs with pleasure is what a yellow rose seeks to convey between lovers. Yellow rose is a word of caution if things are not going well in a relationship.

The yellow rose within marriage implies sweet domesticity and familiar love. Contentment, everlasting joy and a sense of snugness are what the yellow roses convey here. A love that has matured with age and no longer seeks to achieve impossible heights, a relationship secure in the knowledge of its strengths - the yellow rose stands for steadfast affection.

All roses seek to convey varying textures and shades of affection. The wealth of meaning in a yellow rose lies in its delicate shade of sunny yellow, a color of richness, warmth and joy.

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