English Colors Vocabulary

12 different colored crayons

Basic English Colors

This English colors video below shows you the basic colors.

To talk about shades of color, we can say "light," "dark" and "bright."  For example, we can talk about blue, light blue, dark blue and bright blue.  The colors just mentioned have specific names: blue, powder blue , navy blue and turquoise.

However, it is easier for beginners to just use "light," "dark," or bright to describe the shades of the colors. 

English Colors Video

Click the player below to hear the names of the words of the colors in the picture shown above.

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More Colors

Here are some more colors in the English language. What color would you paint the rooms in your house? Leave a comment below to tell us your favorite colors.

A bucket of white paint.


A bucket of black paint.


A bucket of light grey paint.

light gray

A bucket of brown paint.


A bucket of grey paint.

dark gray

A bucket of light brown or coffee-colored paint.

light brown (coffee)

A bucket of green paint.


A bucket of purple paint.


A bucket of dark green paint.

dark green

A bucket of light purple paint.

light purple

A bucket of light green paint.

light green

A bucket of blue paint.


A bucket of pink paint


A bucket of light blue paint.

light blue

A bucket of pink paint.

light pink

A bucket of red paint.


A bucket of yellow paint.


Your turn to practice this vocabulary

What are some of your favorite colors? What color is your room painted? What colors are your eyes and hair? Do you paint your nails? If so, what color? What are the colors that you look the best in? Do you wear a lot of bright colors? Do you have a car? What color is it? Describe the colors of your favorite fruits and vegetables?

Now, practice your English by writing answers to these questions on a piece of paper or by speaking out loud or with a partner.

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