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Colors in German

See below for 59 German color words and sentences, translated from English.

Below the list of translated color words, you'll find some of the more descriptive color words - the expressive colors - plus some color-related sentences that will show you how these color words may be used in actual conversation.

Here are some quick links if you want to skip ahead, otherwise, simply scroll down:

General Color Words: 5 translations (color, colorful, rainbow, dark, light).

List of Colors: 27 translations (azure, beige, black, blue, brown, burgundy, coral, gold, green, grey, indigo, khaki, lilac, maroon, orange, pink, purple, red, silver, teal, turquoise, voilet, white, and yellow).

Expressive Colors: 21 translations (blood red, chocolate brown, cream colored, dark blue, dark brown, dark green, dark red, grass green, greyish blue, jet black, lemon yellow, light blue, light brown, light green, light red, milky white, mouse grey, pitch black, sky blue, and snow white).

Color Sentences: 6 translations.

Notes: Words in bold added/corrected during the last update. You can also view this list of German colors with translations from English to German.

General Color Words (English to German):

Here's some basic color words to get you started, translated from English to German...

German word for color. ➔ Farbe

Colorful ➔ Bunt

Rainbow ➔ Regenbogen

Dark ➔ Dunkel

Light ➔ Hell

Colors (English to German):

The master list of translated colors...

Azure ➔ Azurblau

Beige ➔ Beige

Black ➔ Schwarz

Blue ➔ Blau

Brown ➔ Braun

Burgundy ➔ Burgund

Coral ➔ Koralle

Gold ➔ Gold

Green ➔ Grün

Grey ➔ Grau

Indigo ➔ Indigoblau

Khaki ➔ Kaki

Lilac ➔ Flieder

Maroon ➔ Dunkelrot

Maroon ➔ Rötlichbraun

Orange ➔ Orangen

Pink ➔ Rosa

Purple ➔ Lila / Purpur

Red ➔ Rot

Silver ➔ Silber

Teal ➔ Dunkeltürkis

Teal ➔ Knickente

Turquoise ➔ Türkis

Violet ➔ Violett

White ➔ Weiss / Weiß

Yellow ➔ Gelb

Expressive Colors (English to German):

If you want to be more expressive in your German colors, you might want to use descriptors like...

Blood red ➔ Blutrot

Chocolate brown ➔ Schokoladebraun

Cream colored ➔ Cremefarben

Dark blue ➔ Dunkelblau

Dark brown ➔ Dunkelbraun

Dark brown (Black brown) ➔ Schwarzbraun

Dark green ➔ Dunkelgrün

Dark red ➔ Dunkelrot

Grass green ➔ Grasgrün

Greyish blue ➔ Graublau

Jet black ➔ Schwarz wie Ebenholz

Lemon yellow ➔ Zitronengelb

Light blue ➔ Hellblau

Light brown ➔ Hellbraun

Light green ➔ Hellgrün

Light red ➔ Hellrot

Milky white ➔ Milchweiß / Milchweiss

Mouse grey ➔ Mausgrau

Pitch black ➔ Pechschwarz

Sky blue ➔ Himmelblau

Snow white ➔ Schneeweiss / Schneeweiß

Color Sentences (English to German):

And a few color-themed sentences to help you use the color translations in actual conversations...

It is red. ➔ Es ist rot.

Milk is white. ➔ Milch ist weiß. / Milch ist weiss.

My cat is brown. ➔ Meine Katze ist braun.

The coin is gold. ➔ Die Münze ist gold.

The grass is green. ➔ Der Grass ist grün.

The sky is blue. ➔ Der Himmel ist blau.

*List of German color words last updated: February 17, 2018.

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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 German and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

Learn German Colors with Videos

German Colours Song by Lern mit mir - ABC 123

It's the German colors song! Though it doesn't include all the colors listed on this age, it does include Blue (Blau), Green (Grün), Pink (Rosa), Red (Rot), Orange (Orange), Yellow (Gelb), White (Weiss), and Black (Schwarz).

The Fine Print

I don't speak German 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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