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.

(Although the blacks seem all the same to me.)2 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


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7 responses to “240 color names in English”

  1. Ursula says :

    What about “puce” and “periwinkle”?

  2. ingridsundberg says :

    Hi! Thank you for sharing the color thesaurus I designed. The originally created it as a writing tool to help authors explore color vocabulary. You can see my original post on my blog here:

  3. Asha Seth says :

    Superb. There are so many that are new to me.

  4. Carlos says :

    As a man I can only see 7 colors here: white, yellow, orange, red, pink, blue, green, brown, grey and black. Yes, also as a man I can´t count well above five and purple is never going to touch my eyes while I live…

    I’m just kidding, my job is video editor and I can distinguish all of the 240, it’s just that girls’ vision seems to be more fitted to appreciate subtle color changes. By the way, do you know that a book have been published containing nothing more that every possible RGB color that a human range of vision can have?

  5. Miss Biffy says :

    Isn’t Jade green?

  6. A says :

    This is a great baby naming tool!

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