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Rose Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates)

Roses, with their vibrant colors and delicate petals, have long been admired as a symbol of love, beauty, and elegance. Whether you are a budding artist, a lover of nature, or simply seeking a relaxing activity, rose coloring pages provide a delightful way to engage with the timeless beauty of these beautiful flowers. In this article, we will explore the enchanting world of rose color sheets, discussing lots of fun facts, creative possibilities, and where to find a diverse range of printable options.

Rose coloring pages
Rose coloring pages (free printable PDF templates).

Simply choose the design that most appeals to you, download the free PDF template, print it, and enjoy coloring to your heart’s desire.

Alternatively, you can utilize them as embroidery patterns or draw inspiration for intricate line tattoos.

Rose facts

For those who are unfamiliar with my coloring pages, I want to emphasize that I provide an opportunity for you to delve into the subject matter, transforming it into an educational experience while you enjoy coloring.

So, without further ado, let’s embark on this journey of exploration!

Here are some fun and interesting, simplified, facts about roses (my reference source can be found here):

  • Roses are believed to be around 35 million years old, making them one of the oldest flowers on Earth.
  • There are over 100 species of roses, and they can be found in various colors, including red, pink, white, yellow, and even blue (though blue roses are artificially created).
  • The rose is the national flower of the United States and several other countries, such as England, Iran, and Bulgaria.
  • Roses have been cultivated and cherished by humans for thousands of years, dating back to ancient civilizations like the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.
  • The world’s oldest rose bush, known as the “Thousand-Year Rose,” can be found in Germany and is estimated to be over a thousand years old.
  • Rose petals are edible and have been used in culinary preparations, such as rose-flavored jams, teas, and desserts.
  • The largest rose bush in the world covers an area of approximately 9,000 square feet and can be found in Tombstone, Arizona.
  • Roses are not only known for their beauty but also for their fragrance. Different rose varieties emit distinct scents, ranging from sweet and fruity to spicy and musky.
  • Rose hips, the fruit of roses, are a rich source of vitamin C and are used to make jams, jellies, and herbal teas.
  • Roses have been used for their medicinal properties throughout history. They have been utilized to treat various ailments, including digestive issues, skin irritations, and headaches.
  • The cultivation and hybridization of roses became especially popular during the 19th century, resulting in the creation of numerous rose varieties and cultivars.
  • The practice of giving roses as a symbol of love and affection can be traced back to ancient Greek and Roman mythology, where roses were associated with the goddesses of love, Aphrodite and Venus.
  • The famous “War of the Roses” was a conflict between two English royal houses, the House of Lancaster (symbolized by a red rose) and the House of York (symbolized by a white rose).
  • Roses are often used in perfumery and are a key ingredient in many renowned fragrances.
  • The rose is considered a classic flower in the art of tattooing and is often chosen as a symbol of beauty, love, and femininity.

These fascinating facts about roses highlight the rich history, cultural significance, and diverse characteristics of this beloved flower, but there is definitely more to know.

If you would like to continue in your quest for rose knowledge, here are some other reputable resources to learn about them while coloring:

  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • To see an alphabetized index of my coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my botanicals coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my floral coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Valentine’s Day related coloring pages, go here.

Coloring tips

Here are some of my best tips and tricks when coloring a picture of a rose:

  • Observe Real Roses: Take a close look at real roses or reference photographs to study the color variations, shading, and texture of the petals. This observation will help you achieve a more realistic coloring result.
  • Start with Light Shades: Begin coloring with lighter shades and gradually build up the colors and shading. This approach allows for easier blending and layering to create depth and dimension in your rose coloring picture.
  • Use Colored Pencils or Watercolors: Colored pencils and watercolors are excellent mediums for coloring roses. Colored pencils offer control and precision, allowing you to add intricate details, while watercolor can create soft, flowing washes and gradients.
  • Experiment with Blending Techniques: Explore various blending techniques such as layering, burnishing (applying heavy pressure with color pencils), or using a blending stump. These techniques can help you achieve smoother transitions between colors and create a more realistic appearance.
  • Play with Complementary Colors: Complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel (e.g., red and green). Experiment with using complementary colors for shading and highlighting areas of the rose to create contrast and make your coloring pop.
  • Add Highlights and Shadows: Enhance the three-dimensional look of your rose by adding highlights and shadows. Consider the direction of the light source and imagine where the light would hit the petals to create highlights, while shadows will be present on the opposite side.
  • Experiment with Different Rose Varieties: Roses come in various colors and patterns, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different color combinations and create your own unique rose designs. Let your creativity flow and have fun!
  • Practice Blending Techniques: Blending is crucial for achieving smooth and realistic color transitions. Practice blending techniques on a separate piece of paper before applying them to your coloring page. This will help you both gain confidence, and refine your skills.
  • Use Reference Images: If you’re unsure about color choices or need inspiration, refer to reference images of roses or even real roses as a guide. These references can provide valuable insights into color variations and help you capture the essence of different rose varieties.
  • Enjoy the Process: Coloring should be a relaxing and enjoyable activity. Take your time, experiment with different techniques, and embrace any imperfections as part of the artistic process. Allow yourself to immerse in the beauty of roses and let your creativity shine.

Remember, practice makes perfect. With time and patience, you’ll develop your own unique style and techniques for coloring roses.

Enjoy the journey and have fun exploring the world of rose coloring!

Options For Printing:

Letter R is for rose writing practice worksheets

*My letter R is for rose coloring sheet printables are specifically designed to be used in a classroom setting, they are the only printable options on this page that do not need written permission to use in a public setting.

Please send the link to this post along if anyone asks you where you got them. Thank you!

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What is the most common rose color?

The most common rose color is red. Red roses have long been associated with love, passion, and romance, making them a popular choice for expressing heartfelt emotions.

Red roses are often given as gifts on special occasions like Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, or to convey deep affection and admiration.

However, it’s important to note that roses are available in a wide array of colors, and personal preferences may vary.

How many colours of rose are there?

There is a wide range of rose colors available, with numerous shades and variations. While it’s difficult to provide an exact number, it is estimated that there are thousands of rose varieties, each offering its unique coloration.

These colors include traditional hues such as red, pink, white, yellow, and orange, as well as more specialized shades like lavender, purple, burgundy, coral, and even green.

Additionally, through hybridization and selective breeding, new colors and combinations continue to emerge, showcasing the incredible diversity of rose colors.

*I will add more rose colour / color questions and answers as the questions get sent to me.

In conclusion, exploring the world of rose coloring pages opens up a world of creativity, relaxation, and appreciation for the beauty of these beloved flowers.

As we have seen, roses have captivated hearts and minds throughout history, symbolizing love, elegance, and enduring beauty.

Engaging in the therapeutic art of coloring not only allows us to develop our artistic talents but also provides an opportunity to learn about the intricacies of roses and their diverse colors, shapes, and textures.

Whether you are a seasoned artist or just starting your coloring journey, the joy and satisfaction of bringing these enchanting blooms to life on paper are truly rewarding.

So, grab your coloring tools, immerse yourself in the graceful allure of roses, and let your imagination bloom as you indulge in the soothing and creative world of rose coloring printables.

Let the vibrant hues and delicate petals transport you to a place of serenity and artistic expression, where the timeless beauty of roses can be appreciated in all its splendor.

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Check out my other free printables

  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • To see an alphabetized index of my coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my botanicals coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my floral coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Valentine’s Day related coloring pages, go here.

Otherwise, here are direct links to several of my other related posts that you’re also going to love:

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Botanicals / Fruits

Winter Coloring Pages


New Years

St. Patrick’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Spring coloring pages


Summer coloring pages

Fall Coloring Pages



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