Colours in English

'What's your favourite colour?', 'What colour are your eyes?' or 'What colour is the car?' - these are the most common questions about colour in English. If you know the names of the colours in English, you will answer those questions. 

Here is the list of the most common colour: 
Colors Colours in English


White 

the color of snow, milk or bone 

Black 

the darkest colour like a very dark night 

Red 

Roses are red, violets are blue.

Yellow 

The leaves were beginning to turn yellow. 

Orange  

Carrots are orange. 

Green  

Green is the colour of grass.  

Blue 

The sky was blue. 

Purple 

Purple is the colour of plum. 

Pink 

The pink lipstick is my mam's.  

Brown 

The colour of coffee is brown.  

Grey  

North American English Gray 
The air was thick with the grey smoke of cigars. 

Warning 

Color is the American spelling of colourOther than the spelling, there is no difference between the two words.  

Colour+ish  

If something is similar to the colour that you want to describe, you can use the suffix ish (though not black or white) 
  • greenish car (almost green) 
  • reddish hair 

Shades 

A shade of a particular colour is one of its different types or degrees. For examples navy blue is a shade of blue. 
We commonly use lightbright and dark to describe colour.
Shades of colors
   
You can talk about shades of colour by using nature words.
sky blue, forest green, midnight blue, etc.

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