The appearance of a rainbow is always a somewhat magical event. Whether the light hits just right through a crystal, you’ve located the rainbow after a recent rainfall, or a bouquet of rainbow roses has arrived for you, the beautiful spectrum of color has long-standing significance beyond the often unexpected moment of its appearance. Across a myriad of cultures, the rainbow often symbolizes hope, a promise of better, a bridge of connection, diversity, and equality. Whether a naturally-occurring phenomenon or intentional design choice, rainbows, like roses themselves, are charged with meaning. Combining their multiple significances into a collection of rainbow roses simply multiplies the impact of whatever you hope to express with such a meaningful bouquet or centerpiece.
Like some blue orchids and many other flowers, rainbow roses are achieved through a dyeing process, so the product is ultimately not a fake flower nor is it a hybrid, which is another way unique flower colors, such as the purple rose, have been crafted. Although you can certainly create your own rainbow-inspired bouquet from the existing array of rose colors, rainbow roses use a spectrum of dyes to create multi-layered coloring that can vary with each petal of a single flower. Because of the dyeing process, each bloom expresses radiant vitality in its own way; thus, they are a perfect choice for many people and events!
10 Reasons for Rainbow Roses
Although there are many different meanings for both rainbows and roses, rainbow roses can also be distilled to one central intention: joy. This list provides you with times when including these flowers as part of your merriment can make a positive and uplifting impact. From DIY opportunities to contributing to inclusive environments, rainbow roses may be the best choice for your gifting and hosting needs.
1. LGBTQ Pride
Since 1978, the rainbow flag has been a symbol of pride for the LGBTQ community. Choose a collection of rainbow roses to celebrate you or your loved ones or as one of many ways to show your support during Pride Month (June) or all the time!
2. Crafting Fun
These instructions enable you to organize your own rainbow rose adventure. Whether you choose this opportunity to revive the spirits on a snowy day or to apply with your own white roses on a beautiful summer day, your fellow dyers are sure to feel enlivened by the opportunity to create their own rainbows and enjoy much merriment in the process.
3. Mood Booster
Bringing any color to the darker days of the winter season with a joyful flower arrangement can bring much needed cheer. Deliver happiness with the unexpected arrangement of rainbow blossoms.
4. Trend-setting Style
Rainbow roses are relatively new to the flower scene with the first availability noted in 2005; however, in recent years, rainbows have returned enthusiastically to the fashion forefront because of their association with happiness. For the trendsetter in your life or someone who has always loved rainbows, this specialty floral arrangement is an inspired choice!
5. Cue the party!
Born in 2005 or otherwise, decorating with rainbow roses as single stems in petite vases or a central energetic collection tells everyone that it is time to party! These flowers don’t last long, so you could even send them as a parting gift to each guest.
6. Date Night
Setting up a special date or meeting someone new? Put a new twist on the classic by having a single rainbow rose at your table or using them as centerpieces for an anniversary.
Turn frowns upside down with a bouquet of rainbow roses that will both intrigue and energize your intended recipient! For your gardener friend who has never seen such a sight, to your dad who loves to learn about something new, your gift of rainbow roses will certainly give your recipient and everyone who sees the flowers something to investigate and talk about!
8. DIY Rainbow-Inspired Connections
While rainbow roses technically speak to those roses that have been dyed, you can also create your own rainbow-inspired flower centerpieces or bouquets with readily available roses in more traditional colors. As rainbow roses can convey a host of sentiments within a single bloom, you too can curate your own collection of feelings to share. For example, the combination of white roses, yellow roses, and pink roses thoughtfully honor a deep friendship with each flower’s respective association of peace, friendship, and gratitude.
9. Baby Shower
More and more people enjoy celebrating a baby’s impending arrival in a more gender neutral way. Choosing rainbow roses as a gift for the new parents or as part of your party decor conveys both love and excitement!
10. Theme Night
Whether you make your own rainbow roses with dye, take a rainbow-inspired approach to the many available colors of roses, or order these specialty flowers, rainbow roses will undoubtedly evoke joy for you or anyone whose day they become a part of. Feeling a bit more traditional or looking for a more monochromatic design? This rose and alstroemeria bouquet or any of our other best-selling FruitFlowers® combinations can help you further refine what you hope to convey as relative to the person, context, or occasion.