The Color Of Valentines Day
We all associate the color red with Valentine’s Day. It seem to be on every card, gift box and piece of lingerie that’s out for this celebrated holiday. But do you know the reason that red is so closely connected with love? What about the other colors typically seen in Valentine’s Day gifts? We’re here to explore the colors of Valentine’s Day!
Starting with the most popular, red has been connected with St Valentine, and the blood he spilled as a martyr. While that’s not the most romantic notion in the world, it does explain why the shade of red that we tend to see around Valentine’s Day is of a darker shade. Roses are often given as Valentine’s Day gift, with red roses symbolizing deep love and passion. That’s why it’s not suggested that you give red roses to someone that you’re not in love with – they aren’t the gift for your friend who needs a Valentine’s Day pick me up!
For those situations, the color pink may be a better choice. Pink roses affection and understanding, but without those romantic overtones. They’re great for relatives as well – especially younger daughters who aren’t totally into the whole ‘Valentine’s Day’ thing yet! On the other hand, there are those that see pink as the color combination of red and white – bringing together the red’s idea of love and lust with the white vision of purity and reference. For them, pink means innocence and virginity.What about the purple tones that you see appearing in Valentine’s Day themed items? Well, other than the fact it’s a visually appealing accompaniment to pink, it also has its own special meanings. When you give purple roses, you’re letting the receiver know that you’ve fallen in love with them at first sight. It also has a secondary meaning of ‘enchantment’ – which is quite similar to the first!
Another common color seen this time of the year is peach. It’s not quite as pinky and feminine as your standard color scheme, but it does have its meaning as well. Peach roses are thought to represent a number of qualities, including gratitude, modesty and sympathy. Maybe this is the color you should be giving if you somehow goof up your Valentine’s Day plans!
A the other end of the spectrum are colors that don’t quite show the level of love that usually comes in February – possibly making them a great ‘Anti-Valentine’s Day gift’. Blue and black roses don’t appear naturally, but you can sometimes find them in floral shops that are a bit on the creative side. Blue roses have come to mean that the receiver is unattainable or impossible to connect with – a very ‘Romeo and Juliet’ situation. Black roses can sometimes be associated with rebirth and new life, but more often are connected with death and mourning.