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English to French Colors

When describing things in French, you might want to use a color. That can be hard if you don't know the proper translation.

See below for the English to French translations of 36 color words. Below the list of colors, there's also a series of translated color-related sentences to help show how the colors may be used in conversation.

Note: Words in bold added during the last update. You can also view this list of colors from French to English.

English to French Colors:

The colors ➔ Les couleurs

Color ➔ Couleur

Multi-colored ➔ Multicolore

Dark ➔ Foncé

Light ➔ Clair

Amethyst ➔ Améthyste

Beige ➔ Beige

Black ➔ Noir

Blue ➔ Bleu

Brown ➔ Brun

Brown ➔ Marron

Chartreuse (green / yellow mix) ➔ Chartreuse

Crimson ➔ Cramoisi

Cyan ➔ Vert d'eau

Dark blue ➔ Bleu foncé

Dark gray / Dark grey ➔ Gris foncé

Dark green ➔ Vert foncé

Eggplant (dark purple) ➔ Aubergine

Gold ➔ Or

Golden yellow ➔ Jaune d'or

Gray / Grey ➔ Gris

Green ➔ Vert

Ivory ➔ Ivoire

Lavender ➔ Lavande

Light blue ➔ Bleu clair

Light gray / Light grey ➔ Cris clair

Light green ➔ Vert clair

Navy blue ➔ Bleu marine

Orange ➔ Orange

Pink ➔ Rose

Purple ➔ Violet

Red ➔ Rouge

Reddish purple ➔ Pourpre

Sea green ➔ Vert marin

Sepia ➔ Sépia

Silver ➔ Argent

Sky blue ➔ Bleu ciel

Tan ➔ Tan

Teal ➔ Sarcelle

White ➔ Blanc

Yellow ➔ Jaune

English to French Sentences with Colors:

Black hair ➔ Les cheveux noirs

Brown eyes ➔ Des yeux marrons

Brown hair ➔ Les cheveux bruns

The grass is green. ➔ L'herbe est verte.

The snow is white. ➔ La neige est blanche.

The sun is yellow. ➔ Le soleil est jaune.

White as a sheet ➔ Blanc comme un linge

*List of colors last updated: April 8, 2018.


As many 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.

The Fine Print

I don't speak French myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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