As the popularity of wooden roses has grown, so has the availability of custom color wooden roses. While there are many great color choices out there, one of the most popular choices for weddings is red wooden roses. Red is by far the most popular color for anything on planet earth, and is the choice color of over 32% of all automobiles in the United States alone. However, the color red has a rich history and is considered by many to be of significant symbolism for wedding ceremonies.
The History and Meaning of the Color Red
Since the invention of dyes, red has required a fixative to maintain an insoluble pigment that won’t fade, bleed, or run. To achieve this, Henna and Madder were combined with aluminum and potassium to create the first red dye. Although it was much paler and less intense than the reds we know and love today, this was the first successful attempt of making a red dye.
More relevant to weddings, Louis the XV’s fashion-forward mistress, Madame de Pompadour, grew to love the color red nearly 50 years Louis the XIV’s famous red heels shaped the fashion movement in France. Soon after, nearly every room she had access to was decorated with rich red fabrics from sofas to bed linens. She maintained that there was no color more tranquil than red, and declared it to be the official color of comfort.
So when you decorate with red wooden roses for your wedding, it is said to represent a comfortable and peaceful joining of two similar spirits.