Okay something has been bothering me for a while now about the roses in Ouran. I was looking around at rose meanings for a little project I’m working on and I was like, hey remember that one time you accidentally coloured Tamaki’s rose green? Wild, amiright?
Well, here comes the things that messed me up.
Tamaki’s rose colour is white, sure, that’s great and dandy -innocence, youth, whatever. But pretty much every time you see roses in his colour, they’re off white. They’re almost green.
Then this site hit me with a green rose symbolism. “Green is the colour of life, abundant growth, and constant renewal of life and energy. The green rose signifies the constant rejuvenation of spirit, and is therefore a messenger of cheerfulness.” (passiongrowers.com)
I’m sitting here thinking: that’s pretty much exactly the essence of Tamaki’s character. I know you’re all thinking: look at this nerd reading way too far into it. It’s just the watercolour affect. No big deal.
Maybe you’re right. All I’m saying is that maybe it was tinted green on purpose. I mean, it could have been yellow or pink or something. But they chose to tint it green.
Just a thought.