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Colour names List

Colour names, names relating to colours, hues and tints. - Created by Jinks_blinks

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  • Alizarin

    A type of crimson.

  • Amber

  • Amethyst

    Shortened to Amy.

  • Ash

  • Auburn

  • Azure

  • Almond

  • Amaranth

  • Ao

    Japanese colour word meaning both blue and green.

  • Apricot

  • Aquamarine

  • Arylide

    A type of yellow pigment used in oil paints and watercolours.

  • Aureolin

    yellow pigment used in oil paints. Alternative spelling: Aureolyn.

  • Bluebell

  • Byzantine

    purple in colour.

  • Carmine

    Red in colour.

  • Celeste

    Palest turquoise blue.

  • Cerise

    Pink

  • Cerulean

  • Charleston

    A deep dark shade of green.

  • Clementine

  • Cobalt

    Boldest blue.

  • Coral

    gentle pink.

  • Cordovan

    Rich burgundy, a Spanish city Cordoba, where they produced leather of the same rich colour.

  • Cardinal

    vivid red.

  • Cherry

  • Cinis

    Latin for Ash. Grey.

  • Cinnamon

  • Cinnibar

    Copper red in colour.

  • Citrine

  • Copper

  • Crimson

  • Ebony

  • Emerald

  • Esme

  • Eton

    Eton blue.

  • Fern

    Green.

  • Flame

  • Forest

  • Flax

    golden blonde.

  • Ginger

  • Grey

  • Halaya

    From Halaya ube, purple in colour. A type of purple yam.

  • Heliotrope

    purple.

  • Iris

  • Ivory

  • Icterine

    Light yellow.

  • Indigo

  • Isabelline

    Pale grey in colour.

  • Jade

  • Jasmine

    light yellow.

  • Jasper

    Red.

  • Jett

  • Laurel

    green.

  • Lavender

  • Lilac

  • Lazuli

    From Lapis Lazuli - an electric blue gemstone.

  • Licorice

    Deep black in colour.

  • Limerick

    Green.

  • Magnolia

  • Mauve

  • Maya

    A unique bright blue pigment used by the Mayans and Aztecs.

  • Mazarine

  • Midori

    Japanese colour word meaning green.

  • Moss

  • Mint

  • Navy

    Dark blue.

  • Navajo

    Navajo white, a pastel tan colour, seen in the Navajo Nation flag.

  • Noir

    French meaning "black".

  • Olive

  • Onyx

  • Peach

  • Pearl

  • Plum

  • Papaya

  • Prussian

    Type of blue pigment.

  • Rose

  • Royal

    a type of blue.

  • Ruby

  • Russet

    Reddish-brown, also name of an apple.

  • Saffron

  • Saphire

  • Scarlet

  • Sienna

  • Silver

  • Sky

  • Steel

  • Sterling

  • Snow

  • Tan

  • Tangerine

  • Umber

  • Violet

    a dainty flower.

  • Wisteria

    Light lavender colour, a lovely flowering wine.

  • Zaffre

    A deep blue pigment, obtained from roasting cobalt ore.