Spanish Colors

SPANISH COLORS

Spanish Colors

Why do Spanish students must learn Spanish colors? When the lights are off at night, everything looks gray or black. You can see color when there is light. You can see color at home, at schools, and outside. Everywhere you look, objects have color. It encourage people to wonder themselves: What is Color? , and a brief definition would be: all manifestations of color are created when electromagnetic radiation at wavelengths in the visible spectrum interact with physical matter. In simple words, color is a specific visual sensation produced by visible radiation, or “color stimulus”.

Look around you, everything has color. This is the main reason why Spanish students must learn the name of Spanish colors in order to be able to describe the objects. Colors are adjectives, and there is a large list of different colors. These new Spanish words will help you structure complex sentences and improve your Spanish pronunciation and other language skills. Spanish colors are an essential part to handle Spanish as one’s second or foreign language.

Colors in Spanish

Reds (Rojos)  AlizarinAlizarina  AmaranthAmaranto  VermilionBermellón  BurgundyBorgoña  CrimsonCarmesí  CarmineCarmín  ScarletEscarlata  GarnetGranate  RedRojo  American roseRosa Americana
Oranges (Naranjas)  ApricotAlbaricoque  Amber (sae / ece)Ámbar (SAE/ECE)  BeigeBeige  CoralCoral  OrangeNaranja  SkinPiel  SalmonSalmón  SesameSesamo
Browns (Marrones)  BistroBistre  CinereousCinereous  TaupeGris Pardo  Seal brownMarrón Foca  BrownMarrón o Pardo  OcherOcre  Half BrownPardo medio  Pale BrownPardo pálido  SienaSiena
Yellows (Amarillos)  YellowAmarillo  LemonLimón  GoldenDorado  AmberÁmbar
Greens (Verdes)  Ao englishAo Inglés  HarlequinArlequín  EmeraldEsmeralda  AsparagusEspárrago  FeldgrauFeldgrau  JadeJade  KakiKaki  GreenVerde  Hunter greenVerde Cazador  Kelly greenVerde Kelly  Lime greenVerde Lima  Apple greenVerde Manzana  Green OliveVerde oliva  Veronese greenVerde Veronés  XanaduXanadu
Clear blues (Azules Claros)  AquamarineAguamarina  Sky-blueCeleste  Cerulean or sky-blueCerúleo o Azul Cielo  CyanCian  TurquoiseTurquesa
 Dark blues (Azules Oscuros)  BlueAzul  Cobalt BlueAzul cobalto  Air Force BlueAzul de fuerza aérea  Prussian blueAzul de Prusia  Navy blueAzul marino  AzureAzur  GlaucousGlauco  SapphireZafiro
Violets (Violetas)  IndigoAñil o Indigo  Old pinkFucsia Antiguo  Lavender FloralLavanda floral  PurplePúrpura  Tyrian purplePúrpura de Tiro  Quartz roseRosa Cuarzo  VioletVioleta
Pinks (Rosas)  Old bronceBronce Antiguo  FuchsiaFucsia  LavenderLavanda  LilacLila  MagentaMagenta  MallowMalva  PurpleMorado  PinkRosa  Pale sienaSiena Pálido
Whites (Blancos)  KernelAlmendra  Alicia blueAzul Alicia  BeigeBeige  WhiteBlanco  Antique whiteBlanco Antiguo  EggshellCáscara de huevo  SeashellConcha de mar  CreamCrema  BoneHueso  MagnoliaMagnolia  IvoryMarfil  SnowNieve  PearlPerla  VanillaVainilla
Blacks (Negros)  BlackNegro
Grays (Grises)  ArsenicArsénico  CharcoalCarbón vegetal  CinderCeniza  GrayGris  Battleship gray / battleshipGris Acorazado / Nave de batalla  Cadet grayGris Cadete  Davy grayGris de Davy  Cool greyGris Fresco  Slate grayGris Pizarra  LiverHígado  SilverPlateado  PlatinumPlatino

Spanish Colors Pronunciation

       
YellowOrangeAquamarineBlueNavy blueWhiteDark brown
Amarillo
Anaranjado
Aguamarina
Azul
Azul marino
Blanco
Café
       
Light blueGoldenGrayBrownPurpleBlackSilver
Celeste
Dorado
Gris
Marrón
Morado
Negro
Plateado
       
RedPinkTurquoiseGreenLight greenVioletSapphire
Rojo
Rosado
Turquesa
Verde
Verde claro
Violeta
Zafiro

Notes about Spanish Colors

  • Orange color can be called either “Naranja” or “Anaranjado”.
  • If you want to refer to a strong color, you can use the word “oscuro” after the color. For example:Verde oscuro — Dark greenRojo oscuro —Dark red
  • If you want to refer to a color with a low shade, you must use the word “claro”, except for the color blue, since the way to say “light blue” or “sky blue” in Spanish language is: “Celeste”.Verde claro — Light green
  • We have listed some other colors which derive from flowers, fruit or minerals like: naranja (fruit), café (coffee), marrón (chesnut), rosa (rose), esmeralda (esmerald), jade (jade), zafiro (sapphire), aguamarina (aquamarine), ocre (ochre), albaricoque (apricot), vainilla (vanilla), marfil (ivory).

There are few things you must remember whenever you use colors in Spanish, for example:

1.  Usually, the name of the color comes after the noun it describes. For example:

2.   In the case of the color describes an inherent quality it comes before. For example:

3.   Spanish color adjectives, often change the gender to the noun of they describe. If the noun is masculine the color ends in “o”, and if the noun is feminine the color word should to ended in “a”. For example:

4.   When the color ends in “o” or “a” and the noun becomes plural, also the color word change, adding an “s”. For example:

5.  For these colors: azul, marrón and gris, add “es” with plural nouns.

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