Colours/ Colors


Colours/ Colors

  To describe something knowing the name of the colours is important. The word color is used in the United States and the word colour is used in the rest of the English-speaking countries like England, New Zealand and Australia.

Here the most used colours;

black
gray/grey     (gray->  used in America, grey-> used in the rest of the English-speaking countries)
brown
white
purple
blue
green
orange
yellow
red
pink

Also colours can be darker and lighter. We only need to add the word light + colour or
dark + colour so for example : light brown or dark blue.

Sometimes you might hear that things are described as "greenish". This is used, if you can't describe the colour exactly. You only need to add the "-ish" to the colour. ( colour+ish -> pink+ish -> pinkish)

For example: The dress is pinkish. (The dress ist not exactly pink but close to pink.)