Color is everywhere! Look around you. How many colors can you see? Do you know the names of colors in English? Do you know how to spell the colors properly? Here is a color chart* to help you with some of the most common colors. The first 7 colors on the wheel are the colors of the rainbow.
- grey / gray
* These colors may look slightly different on some computers.
How to use color in a sentence
There are three different ways to describe the color of something:
My dad’s car is red.
The red car is my dad’s.
Red is the color of my dad’s car.
Colors have different shades. You can have:
dark green, light green, bright green
When you aren’t exactly sure how to describe a color you can use the suffix -ish. Native speakers often use -ish to describe colors! For example, a color can be:
purplish, reddish, blueish
If you love these colors, you will enjoy learning many more colors in English. There are so many fun ones to learn. Colors are often named after things they remind us of. For example: