The color rose most appropriate for a funeral is a white rose as it symbolizes remembrance and purity. Roses are a popular choice for funerals. A wake or service may seem more personal when the deceased's personality or their favorite color is taken into consideration.
Other colors of roses to use in a funeral arrangement include:
- Red roses to say "I love you." Red symbolizes beauty, perfection and love.
- Deep crimson roses to symbolize sorrow and grief.
- Pink roses, which symbolize grace, elegance, appreciation, and joy.
- Yellow roses for friendship, which may evoke sunny feelings of warmth, happiness; for remembering a friend who has passed.