Valentine's Day is coming up on Tuesday!  Roses are a traditional gift. The other day, Jeff told you about the number of roses given and what the meanings are. The color of the rose has a meaning as well. Depending on what you want to say to you Valentine depends on the color of the rose. Here is a run down of the different colors of roses and their meaning. Chose carefully or you might end up in the dog house!

Red means romantic love (the Valentine's Day gift par excellence).

Purple, coral and orange challenge red as the color for Valentine's Day. The rose color meanings for these 3 are as follows:

The specific purpose of purple is to signify that the giver has fallen in love with the recipient at first sight.

Meanwhile, coral signals desire.

And orange, along with apricot, connotes enthusiasm.

The meaning of yellow is joy and friendship.

We express our gratitude and appreciation with pink....

While feelings of admiration and sympathy find words with roses that are light pink in color.

Peach is more ambiguous, as it can signify either sympathy or gratitude.

Its purity naturally enough lends to white the meaning of reverence and humility.

and Black roses, yes they are out there and they mean eternal love. Although, I'd be careful about this one, unless your true love is a little goth!

via Rose Color Meanings.