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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15 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. WFT says :

    If your trying to be english, spell colour properly

  5. 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?

  6. Miss Biffy says :

    Isn’t Jade green?

  7. A says :

    This is a great baby naming tool!

  8. Muhammad Rizwan says :

    Thanks for sharing

  9. Mohd Javed Khaikhera says :

    Everything is useful for us ….
    It is a plenty of knowledge. ..

  10. JOHN GO says :

    Thank you very much for offering so many colors with its name per.

  11. Sanjay jangid says :

    Send me a image of wood colour

  12. haricot18 says :

    Some of your colour samples look nothing like the names. Watermelon and daffodil for example.

  13. Sury Vemagal says :

    Nice job. But er er- ah- excuse me here (harrumphing now) I might possibly have given a similar or longer list in my blog at

    (I apologize for this)

  14. Paul says :

    Nice idea for a blog post. Where did you get this information? It reminds me of going to the hardware store and looking at the thousands of different hues of paint that are available. Different manufacturers have their own names for their colors.
    (If “merigold” is meant to represent the color of the flower, it is misspelled.)

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