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General words used to describe colours

ablaze

adjective

bright and full of light or colour

bleached

adjective

made very pale by chemicals or strong sunlight

bold

adjective

very bright, clear, or strong in colour and therefore easy to notice

brash

adjective

big, bright, or colourful in a way that is not attractive

bright

adjective

bright colours are strong but not dark

chintzy

adjective

too colourful and in poor taste

clean

adjective

clean smells, tastes, and colours are light and fresh

cold

adjective

cold colours are colours such as white, blue, and grey that make you think of things that are cold

colored

the American spelling of coloured1

colorful

the American spelling of colourful

colorless

the American spelling of colourless

colour-coded

adjective

marked with different colours to make it easy to see different features or uses

coloured

adjective

red, green, orange etc instead of black and white or transparent

colourful

adjective

something that is colourful has bright colours or a lot of different colours

colourless

adjective

something that is colourless has no colour

cool

adjective

cool colours, such as white and blue, give an idea of cold instead of heat

dappled

adjective

covered with or forming areas of lighter and darker colour or light and shadow

dark

adjective

strong and not pale in colour

darkly

adverb

in a dark colour

deep

adjective

a deep colour is dark and strong

delicate

adjective

a delicate taste, smell, or colour is pleasant and not too strong

delicately

adverb

in a way that is pleasant and not too strong in flavour, smell, or colour

discolored

the American spelling of discoloured

discoloured

adjective

something that is discoloured has changed in colour and no longer looks new, clean, or healthy

dusty

adjective

used for describing a colour that is not bright because it has some grey in it

fast

adjective

colours that are fast will not become paler when clothes are washed

festive

adjective

bright and colourful in a way that makes you think of a celebration

fiery

adjective

very bright in colour, especially bright red, orange, or yellow

flamboyant

adjective

brightly coloured or decorated

flaming

adjective

brightly coloured red, orange, or yellow

fluorescent

adjective

a fluorescent colour is very bright and seems to reflect light

fresh

adjective

used about colours

gaily

adverb

with bright attractive colours

gay

adjective

brightly-coloured or attractive

glowing

adjective

glowing colours are bright and look warm

grayscale

noun

the American spelling of greyscale

harmonious

adjective

harmonious colours or parts combine well with each other

harsh

adjective

harsh colours or lights are not pleasant because they are very bright

in

adjective, adverb, preposition

used for saying what colour decorations, clothes etc are

iridescent

adjective

showing changing colours in different types of light

jazzy

adjective

bright, colourful, and attractive

light

adjective

pale in colour, not dark

loud

adjective

very bright in a way that does not show good taste

matching

adjective

with the same colour, pattern, or design

medium

adjective

neither light nor dark in colour

mellow

adjective

soft and warm in colour

monochrome

adjective

able to show or produce only black, white, and grey

monochrome

adjective

not brightly coloured and usually grey in colour

monotone

adjective

a monotone colour is all the same shade of that colour

multicolored

the American spelling of multicoloured

multicoloured

adjective

consisting of several different colours

muted

adjective

not as bright or colourful as usual

neutral

adjective

neutral colours are not very strong or bright

neutral

noun

a neutral colour

opalescent

adjective

something that is opalescent seems always to be changing colour slightly

pastel

adjective

having a pale soft colour

pastel

noun

a pale soft colour

psychedelic

adjective

psychedelic clothes, designs etc are very brightly coloured and have big unusual patterns

pure

adjective

a pure sound, colour, light etc is very clear and beautiful

restrained

adjective

not too bright in colour, or not decorated too much

rich

adjective

a rich colour, sound, or smell is strong in a pleasant way

sepia

adjective

sepia photographs are old and are a red-brown colour

showy

adjective

brightly coloured and attractive

sickly

adjective

a sickly colour is so pale that is looks unpleasant

sober

adjective

plain and not brightly coloured

soft

adjective

a soft light or colour is pale, gentle and pleasant to look at

somber

the American spelling of sombre

sombre

adjective

dark in colour, especially grey or black

splashy

adjective

brightly coloured

tinged

adjective

something that is tinged with a colour, feeling, or quality contains a small amount of it

tinted

adjective

containing a small amount of a particular colour

tonal

adjective

relating to the tone of something, especially a colour or sound

translucent

adjective

a translucent colour is very pale or light

two-tone

adjective

two-tone shoes or clothes have two colours

vibrant

adjective

bright and colourful

violent

adjective

a violent colour is very bright and almost painful to look at

vivid

adjective

a vivid colour is strong and bright

warm

adjective

warm colours have red, orange, or yellow in them. Colours with blue or green in them are called cool colours

washed-out

adjective

washed-out clothes have lost a lot of their colour because they have been washed so often

watery

adjective

pale, or not strong

colourfully

adverb

colourlessly

adverb

faded

adjective

vibrantly

adverb

vividly

adverb

vividness

noun

a riot of something

a lot of different bright colours together

pale blue/grey/pink etc

something that is pale blue/grey/pink etc is a lighter type of blue/grey/pink etc than usual

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