Color Names in Spanish! Learn these names of colors to improve your vocabulary words in Spanish. When talking about a variety of subjects, you may need to refer to a particular color. This could be true when talking about clothing, food or even the weather, for example ‘Look at those grey clouds in the sky!’ So you see, colors are everywhere and it is important to learn their Spanish names so that you can effectively communicate.
In this section, you will be presented with the English names and Spanish names for a whole host of colors, giving you an expansion on your vocabulary as well as a new skill in being able to describe the colour of something and in turn, progress in your conversational skills.
Colors names in Spanish / Los colores
List of Colors/ Colours in Spanish
- Color/colors = El color/los colores
- Primary colors = Los colores primarios
- Secondary colors = Los colores secundarios
- Dark = Oscuro/a
- Bright = Brillante
- Black = Negro
- White = Blanco
- Yellow = Amarillo
- Blue = Azul
- Red = Rojo
- Green = Verde
- Orange = Naranja
- Violet = Violeta/Morado
- Purple = Púrpura
- Pink = Rosa
- Gray = Gris
- Brown = Marrón
- Silver = Plateado/Plata
- Gold = Dorado/Oro
- Lemon = Limón
- Lime = Lima
- Mustard = Mostaza
- Lavender = Lavanda
- Lilac = Lila
- Salmon = Salmón
- Fuchsia = Fucsia
- Magenta = Magenta
- Scarlet = Escarlata
- Burgundy = Borgoña
- Ivory = Marfil
- Champagne = Champaña
- Beige = Beige
- Ocher = Ocre
- Copper = Cobre
- Amber = Ámbar
- Aquamarine = Aguamarina
- Turquoise = Turquesa
- Cyan = Cian
- Baby Blue = Azul Claro
- Prussian Blue = Azul de Prusia
- Navy Blue = Azul Marino
- Jade = Jade
- Olive = Verde Oliva
Color Names in Spanish | Color Images
You will notice that for some colors there are two different words for it. Which one you use depends on the country you are in.
It is important to remember that the colors that end in -O or -A have a masculine and feminine form as well as a singular or plural form and must coincide with the noun (or subject).
- morado (m), morada (f) – purple
- rojo (m), roja (f) – red
- amarillo (m), amarilla (f) – yellow
- blanco (m), blanca (f) – white
- dorado (m), dorada (f) – gold, golden
- rosado (m), rosada (f) – pink
- negro (m), negra (f) – black
La camioneta roja. → The red truck.
La manta morada. → The purple blanket.
Colors are adjectives that must agree with the gender and number of the noun.
- Un sombrero blanco – (Blanco is in masculine and singular form, just like the word it describes)
- Unos sombreros blancos – (Blancos is in masculine and plural form)
- Una casa blanca – ( Blanca is in feminine and singular form)
- Unas casas blancas – ( Blancas is in feminine and plural form)
With words that don’t end in -O or -A (like verde and gris) don’t have a change in the masculine or feminine form. These are:
- azul – blue
- verde – green
- naranja – orange
- El gato naranja. → The orange cat.
- La silla verde. → The green chair.
You do however have to add the -S or -ES for its plural form.
- Un sombrero verde
- Unos sombreros verdes
- Una casa verde
- Unas casas verdes