Names of Colours - Explore the List of 50+ Names in English

We have a very colourful world around us. Every little thing we see around us has a colour. When you are young or learning a language for the very first time, you will be taught the names of some very common colours, like white, black, red, green, blue, etc. But you should be aware of the fact that there are many more colours than the ones you learn as a child. Check out the article to learn more.

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Names of Colours in English

Generally, we learn the names of colours by associating them with objects having these colours. There are also activities conducted nowadays, where the names of the colours are written with different colours, and students will be asked to identify the colour in which the word is written and not the word itself (a colour name). This is an activity that is used not just to teach colour names to kids but also to improve their reasoning skills.

‘Did you see the girl in the red dress?’ You would often come across such questions in your daily lives. Colours are used for the sake of identifying both animate and inanimate objects. So, calling a magenta-coloured dress a red dress will not help. Learning the names of different colours will help you in ways that you would not be able to foresee. Have a look at the list below.

Colours Names

List of 50+ Colour Names

Check out the following table to learn the names of different colours and find out how many of them you already know.

List of Names of Colours 
White Black Orange Maroon
Red Yellow Lime green Salmon
Green Sky blue Crimson Aqua
Grey Purple Mustard Peach
Violet Magenta Coral Saffron
Brown Pink Tan Teal
Navy Blue Turquoise Lavender Beige
Lemon yellow Grape vine Indigo Fuchsia
Amber Sea green Dark green Burgundy
Charcoal Bronze Cream Mauve
Olive Cyan Silver Rust
Ruby Azure Mint Pearl
Ivory Tangerine Cherry red Garnet
Emerald Sapphire Rosewood Lilac
Arctic blue Pista green Coffee brown Umber
Brunette Mocha Ash Jet black

Frequently Asked Questions on the Names of Colours


Name some colour names starting with ‘G’.

Some colour names that start with ‘G’ are green, gold and grey.


Name some colour names starting with ‘P’.

Some colour names starting with ‘P’ are pink, purple, peach and plum.


Name some colour names starting with ‘B’.

Some colour names starting with ‘B’ are brown, bronze, black, bisque and beige.