If you want to learn your German colors, you've come to the right place.
First up is a list of general color words, followed by our master list of colors, then there's a bunch of expressive colors, and then finally a list of sentences featuring color words. To see the lists for yourself, simply continue scrolling or use these quick links to skip ahead.
General Color Words: 5 translations (color, colorful, rainbow, dark, and light).
List of Colors: 27 translations (azure, beige, blue, brown, burgandy, maroon, teal, lilac, yellow, gold, grey, green, indigo, khaki, coral, purple, orange, purple, teal, pink, red, maroon, black, silver, turquoise, violet, and white).
Expressive Colors: 21 translations (dark, light, blood red, cream colored, dark blue, dark brown, dark green, dark red, grass green, greyish blue, light blue, light brown, light green, light red, sky blue, mouse grey, milky white, pitch black, snow white, chocolate brown, jet black, dark brown, and lemon yellow).
Color Sentences: 6 translations.
Notes: Words in bold added/corrected during the last update. You can also view this list of German color words with translations from English to German.
General Color Words (German to English):
To get you started, here are some basic german color words...
Farbe ➔ German word for color.
Bunt ➔ Colorful
Regenbogen ➔ Rainbow
Dunkel ➔ Dark
Hell ➔ Light
Colors (German to English):
Now onto the master list of colors...
Azurblau ➔ Azure
Beige ➔ Beige
Blau ➔ Blue
Braun ➔ Brown
Burgund ➔ Burgundy
Dunkelrot ➔ Maroon
Dunkeltürkis ➔ Teal
Flieder ➔ Lilac
Gelb ➔ Yellow
Gold ➔ Gold
Grau ➔ Grey
Grün ➔ Green
Indigoblau ➔ Indigo
Kaki ➔ Khaki
Koralle ➔ Coral
Lila ➔ Purple
Knickente ➔ Teal
Orangen ➔ Orange
Purpur ➔ Purple
Rosa ➔ Pink
Rot ➔ Red
Rötlichbraun ➔ Maroon
Schwarz ➔ Black
Silber ➔ Silver
Türkis ➔ Turquoise
Violett ➔ Violet
Weiss / Weiß ➔ White
Expressive Colors (German to English):
If you want to be more expressive in your German colors, you might want to use descriptors like...
Blutrot ➔ Blood red
Cremefarben ➔ Cream colored
Dunkelblau ➔ Dark blue
Dunkelbraun ➔ Dark brown
Dunkelgrün ➔ Dark green
Dunkelrot ➔ Dark red
Grasgrün ➔ Grass green
Graublau ➔ Greyish blue
Hellblau ➔ Light blue
Hellbraun ➔ Light brown
Hellgrün ➔ Light green
Hellrot ➔ Light red
Himmelblau ➔ Sky blue
Mausgrau ➔ Mouse grey
Milchweiß / Milchweiss ➔ Milky white
Pechschwarz ➔ Pitch black
Schneeweiss / Schneeweiß ➔ Snow white
Schokoladebraun ➔ Chocolate brown
Schwarz wie Ebenholz ➔ Jet black
Schwarzbraun ➔ Dark brown (Black brown)
Zitronengelb ➔ Lemon yellow
Color Sentences (German to English):
And a few color-themed sentences to help you use the color translations in actual conversations...
Der Grass ist grün. ➔ The grass is green.
Der Himmel ist blau. ➔ The sky is blue.
Die Münze ist gold. ➔ The coin is gold.
Es ist rot. ➔ It is red.
Meine Katze ist braun. ➔ My cat is brown.
Milch ist weiß. / Milch ist weiss. ➔ Milk is white.
*List of German color words last updated: February 17, 2018.
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Learn German Colors with Videos
German Colours Song by Lern mit mir - ABC 123
This video features the German colors song. A good number of colors are included, including Blue (Blau), Green (Grün), Pink (Rosa), Red (Rot), Orange (Orange), Yellow (Gelb), White (Weiss), and Black (Schwarz).