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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 in English

the colour of snow, milk or bone 
white, color

the darkest colour like a very dark night.
black, color

Red 

Roses are red, violets are blue.
red, color

The leaves were beginning to turn yellow.
yellow, color

Carrots are orange. 
orange, color

Green is the colour of grass.  
green, color

Blue 

The sky was blue. 
blue, color

Purple 

Purple is the colour of plum. 
purple, color

Pink 

The pink lipstick is my mam's.  
pink, color

Brown 

The colour of coffee is brown.  
brown, color

Grey/Gray  

The air was thick with the grey smoke of cigars. 
gray, grey, color

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 example, navy blue is a shade of blue. 
We commonly use lightbright and dark to describe a colour.
Colors in English
   
You can talk about shades of colour by using nature words.
sky blue, forest green, midnight blue, etc.

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