In many cultures, the color associated with love is red, along with shades of red, such as pink. For example, the historical meaning associated with a dozen red roses is that of romantic love. Pink suggests familial or nurturing love, such as that between sisters or a mother and daughter.
Red is the color most closely associated with romance, love and passion. Pink suggests a more innocent love. Pink roses, for example, can indicate admiration or a sweet feeling, such as gratitude or appreciation, without the sensual implications of the more passionate red. Many symbols of love on Valentine's Day are traditionally red and include hearts.