Colors in French
If you want to be able to describe things, then chances are you'll have to learn some French color words.
Look below for French to English translations of 36 different colors in French. There's also some sentences with colors following the main list of colors to help you use the colors in everyday conversations.
Note: Words in bold added during the last update. You can also view this list of colors from English to French.
Colors in French:
Les couleurs ➔ The colors
Couleur ➔ Color
Multicolore ➔ Multi-colored
Clair ➔ Light
Foncé ➔ Dark
Améthyste ➔ Amethyst
Argent ➔ Silver
Aubergine ➔ Eggplant (dark purple)
Beige ➔ Beige
Blanc ➔ White
Bleu ➔ Blue
Bleu ciel ➔ Sky blue
Bleu clair ➔ Light blue
Bleu foncé ➔ Dark blue
Bleu marine ➔ Navy blue
Brun ➔ Brown
Chartreuse ➔ Chartreuse (green / yellow mix)
Cramoisi ➔ Crimson
Gris ➔ Gray / Grey
Cris clair ➔ Light gray / Light grey
Gris foncé ➔ Dark gray / Dark grey
Ivoire ➔ Ivory
Jaune ➔ Yellow
Jaune d'or ➔ Golden yellow
Lavande ➔ Lavender
Marron ➔ Brown
Noir ➔ Black
Or ➔ Gold
Orange ➔ Orange
Pourpre ➔ Reddish purple
Rose ➔ Pink
Rouge ➔ Red
Sarcelle ➔ Teal
Sépia ➔ Sepia
Tan ➔ Tan
Vert ➔ Green
Vert clair ➔ Light green
Vert d'eau ➔ Cyan
Vert foncé ➔ Dark green
Vert marin ➔ Sea green
Violet ➔ Purple
Sentences with Colors in French:
Blanc comme un linge ➔ White as a sheet
Des yeux marrons ➔ Brown eyes
L'herbe est verte. ➔ The grass is green.
La neige est blanche. ➔ The snow is white.
Le soleil est jaune. ➔ The sun is yellow.
Les cheveux bruns ➔ Brown hair
Les cheveux noirs ➔ Black hair
*List of colors last updated: April 8, 2018.
English to French Comprehension:
Can you answer these questions about French colors?
1. What is the color teal in French?
2. How do you say blue in French?
3. How do you spell purple in French?
4. How do you say light blue in French?
5. How do you say color in French?
6. What is the French language word for green?
7. How do you say the color orange in French?
8. What is the French word for silver (color)?
9. How do you say beige in French?
10. How do you say pink in French?
11. What is the French word for brown?
12. How do you spell yellow in French?
French to English Comprehension:
What about these questions starting with the French first? Can you translate them back into English?
1. What is the French color argent called in English?
2. What is the meaning of vert foncé in English?
3. What is the meaning of vert clair in English?
4. What color is vert in English?
5. What color is brun in English?
6. What color is sarcelle in English?
7. What is the French color noir known as in English?
As most of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak French and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.