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Words used to describe specific colors

alabaster

adjective

very white and smooth

amber

adjective

between brown and yellow in color

amethyst

adjective

light purple

avocado

adjective

with a pale green color

azure

adjective

bright blue

baby-blue

adjective

light blue in color

beige

adjective

very pale brown in color

black

adjective

having the darkest color, like the sky at night when there is no light

blue

adjective

something that is blue is the same color as the sky on a clear sunny day. If something is similar to this color, you can say that it is a bluish color

bluish

adjective

similar to blue or slightly blue in color

bottle green

adjective

very dark green

bronze

adjective

with an attractive brown color

brown

adjective

something that is brown is the same color as wood or coffee

brownish

adjective

similar to brown or slightly brown in color

browny

adjective

brownish

burgundy

adjective

dark red

caramel

adjective

light yellowish-brown in color

cerise

adjective

bright red-pink in color

charcoal

adjective

something that is charcoal is dark gray in color

chartreuse

adjective

bright green-yellow in color

cinnamon

adjective

light red-brown in color

claret

adjective

dark red in color

copper

adjective

red-brown in color

coppery

adjective

red-brown in color

coral

adjective

with a color between pink and orange

cream

adjective

yellow-white in color

creamy

adjective

yellow-white in color

crimson

adjective

dark purple-red in color

dark

adjective

black, or almost black, in color

Day-Glo

extremely bright yellow, orange, pink, or green in color

dun

adjective

between brown and gray in color

ebony

adjective

dark black in color

ecru

adjective

very pale brown

eggshell

adjective

like an eggshell, for example white-yellow in color, not very shiny, or thin and delicate

electric blue

adjective

very bright blue

emerald

adjective

bright green in color

fawn

adjective

light brown in color

flesh-colored

adjective

like white people’s skin in color

gold

adjective

something that is gold is the color of gold

golden

adjective

bright yellow in color

gray

adjective

between black and white in color. If something is similar to this color, you can say that it is a grayish color

green

adjective

something that is green is the same color as grass. If something is similar to this color, you can say that it is greenish or a greenish color

greenish

adjective

similar to green or slightly green in color

greeny

adjective

greenish

greige

adjective

something that is greige is between very pale brown and grey in colour

grey

another spelling of gray

hazel

adjective

light brown and slightly green or golden in color, used especially for describing someone’s eyes

ice blue

adjective

a very light blue color

indigo

adjective

between dark blue and purple in color

inky

adjective

black, or a very dark color

iron-gray

adjective

dark gray in color

ivory

adjective

something that is ivory is a yellowish-white color

jet-black

adjective

very shiny and black in color

lavender

adjective

light purple in color

leaden

adjective

dull and dark gray in color

lilac

adjective

pale purple in color

lily-white

adjective

pure white

lime-green

adjective

bright yellow-green in color

livid

adjective

dark purple or blue-gray in color

magenta

adjective

purple-red in color

maroon

adjective

dark red-brown in color

mauve

adjective

pale purple in color

milk-white

adjective

something that is milk-white is the color of milk

milky

adjective

something that is milky is the color of milk

navy blue

adjective

very dark blue

nut-brown

adjective

medium brown in color

off-white

adjective

something that is off-white is a white color that is slightly yellow or gray

olive

adjective

dark yellowish green in color

olive drab

adjective

dark gray-green in color, like many military uniforms

orange

adjective

between red and yellow in color

orangey

adjective

similar to orange or slightly orange in color

pale

adjective

light and not bright in color

peach

adjective

yellowish pink in color

peachy

adjective

similar to a peach in color, taste, or smell

peacock blue

adjective

dark blue-green in color

pea green

adjective

bright green in color

pink

adjective

between red and white in color. If something is similar to this color, you can say that it is a pinkish or pinky color

pinkish

adjective

similar to pink or slightly pink in color

pinky

adjective

pinkish

pitch-black

adjective

completely black or dark

plum

adjective

between red and purple in color

plummy

adjective

similar to a plum in color or flavor

puce

adjective

something that is puce has a color between dark brown or dark red and purple

purple

adjective

between red and blue in color. If something is similar to this color, you can say that it is purplish or purply.

purplish

adjective

similar to purple or slightly purple in color

red

adjective

something that is red is the same color as blood. If something is similar to this color, you can say that it is a reddish color

red

adjective

red wine is dark red or purple in color

reddish

adjective

similar to red, or slightly red

rose

adjective

dark pink in color

roseate

adjective

pink in color

rose-colored

adjective

pink in color

rosy

adjective

pink in color

royal blue

adjective

deep blue

ruby

adjective

something that is ruby is a deep red color

ruddy

adjective

red in color

russet

adjective

red-brown in color

rusty

adjective

red-brown in color

saffron

adjective

between bright yellow and orange in color

sandy

adjective

pale yellow in color

scarlet

adjective

bright red in color

sea-green

adjective

green-blue in color

sepia

adjective

something that is sepia is a red-brown color

shocking pink

adjective

very bright pink in color

silver

adjective

light gray in color

silvery

adjective

like silver in color or appearance

sky-blue

adjective

something that is sky-blue is the color of the sky on a bright clear day

smoky

adjective

light gray in color

snow-white

adjective

very white

snowy

adjective

very white

steely

adjective

steely blue is gray-blue in color

straw-colored

adjective

pale brown-yellow in color

tan

adjective

light brown in color

taupe

adjective

something that is taupe is a brown-gray color

tawny

adjective

between yellow and brown in color

teal

adjective

between blue and green in color

terra-cotta

adjective

something that is terra-cotta is a brown-red color

turquoise

adjective

bright green-blue in color

ultramarine

adjective

very bright blue in color

umber

adjective

yellow or reddish brown in color

vermilion

adjective

bright red or red-orange in color

violet

adjective

blue-purple in color

white

adjective

something that is white is the same color as milk or snow. If something is similar to this color, you can say that it is a whitish color

whitish

adjective

similar to white or slightly white in color

wine

adjective

something that is wine is a dark red color

yellow

adjective

something that is yellow is the same color as the middle of an egg

yellowish

adjective

similar to yellow or slightly yellow in color

yellowy

adjective

yellowish

apricot

adjective

aqua

adjective

aquamarine

adjective

blackened

adjective

cobalt

adjective

jade

adjective

khaki

adjective

mahogany

adjective

ocher

adjective

primrose

adjective

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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