Light is the opposite of dark. Basic colors colours english vocabulary game.
240 color names in english from snow to jade if you are struggling to describe a color or you just want to broaden your vocabulary.
Basic color names in english. What color is x. White black grey yellow red blue green brown pink orange purple berlin kaye research 1969. Try our other game about colors which has the question.
Black white red green yellow blue pink gray brown orange and purple. Choose the correct alternative. A strong colour that is easy to see.
You can also talk in shades or intensity of colour in english by using such expressions as. Although the blacks seem all the same to me rate this. Learning colors names in english is also a great way for children to start shaping their personalities their likes and dislikes which will make them unique individuals in the future.
However because the word pink flower has become very rare whereas pink color has become very common many native speakers of english use pink as an abstract color word alone and furthermore consider it to be one of the basic color terms of english. In a 1999 survey by linguists paul kay and luisa maffi. Helen has dark green eyes.
The following is a list of colors a number of the color swatches below are taken from domain specific naming schemes such as x11 or html4. We have only 11 unambiguous colour terms in english. English for example has the full set of 11 basic colors.
Primary colors secondary colors and tertiary colors. What are basic color names. The color pink was originally a descriptive color word derived from the name of a flower called a pink see dianthus.
If you would like some help then read our vocabulary notes about colors in english. This english vocabulary game is to help you learn the names of colors in english. Click to share on twitter opens in new window.
Did you know that because colours give us more information about a person or a thing they are adjectives in english. Light dark bright. To make learning the colors easier let s divide them into three categories.
Rgb values are given for each swatch because such standards are defined in terms of the srgb color space it is not possible to accurately convert many of these swatches to cmyk values because of the differing gamuts of the two spaces but the color.