Colors in Spanish
Let’s start with the primary colors, blue, red and yellow.
- Blue in Spanish is azul. A simple example: el azul oscuro del cielo means the dark blue of the sky.
- Red in Spanish is rojo. Here’s a sentence: el contraste del azul contra el rojo es bello means the contrast of blue against red is beautiful.
- Yellow in Spanish is amarillo. An example: ¡el amarillo te queda muy bien! This means: yellow looks great on you!
Let’s move on, shall we? What about the secondary colors?
- Orange is naranja. Just as in English, you can also use it to refer to the fruit of the same name.
- Purple is púrpura and violet is violeta. A sentence: La combinación del violeta con el púrpura es absurda equals, in English, the combination of violet and purple is absurd.
- Green is verde, as in the following example: Su envidia es tan verde como la mía means his/her jealousy is as green as mine.
Other Basic Colors
- Black is negro. Also, blacken or darken is ennegrecer.
- Brown is marrón. There are a few other ways to say brown in Spanish, such as pardo, castaño and moreno.
- Gold is oro. However, more commonly, the word dorado is used, which means golden.
- Gray is gris. Variations of gray include sulfán, bistre and lino.
- Pink is rosa. You can also say rosado. Variations include magenta, fuscia, orceína and salmón.
- Silver is plata. Also known as argén.
- White is blanco.
Some More Colors
- Amber in Spanish is ámbar.
- Carmesí is crimson in English. Escarlata means scarlet.
- Teal in Spanish doesn’t have a specific word. It’s just verde azulado (meaning “blueish green”).
- Zafiro is sapphire in English.
- Esmeralda is emerald.
- Rubí is ruby.
- Jade is jade. Yes, no change.