What is the difference between Color and Colour?
The word Color is used in United States.
The word Colour is used in the rest of the English-speaking countries (England, Australia, NZ etc.)
The names of the more common colours in English appear in the chart below:
What is the difference between Gray and Grey?
The word Gray is used in United States.
The word Grey is used in the rest of the English-speaking countries (England, Australia, NZ etc.)
Word order with colours
1. To Be + Colour. e.g. My car is blue.
2. Colour + Noun. e.g. The blue car is mine.
3. Colour is the Noun. e.g. Blue is the colour of my car.
Did you know that, because colours give us more information about a person or a thing, they are adjectives in English?
Light - Dark - Bright
Light is the opposite of Dark.
Bright a strong colour that is easy to see.
- Helen has got dark green eyes.
- His light grey hair made him look very distinguished.
- Her bright pink lipstick doesn't look good.
Colours + ISH
e.g. Greenish (= approximately green but not exactly green)
- The sunset is a beautiful pinkish-purplish colour today.
- His shirt is lightish blue in colour.
Typical Things of each Colour
Red: Strawberry, Rose, Fire engine, Blood, Heart
Orange: Pumpkin, Carrot, Basketball
Yellow: Cheese, Sun, Butter, Lemon
Green: Grass, Lettuce, Frog, Leaf, Lizard
Blue: Sky, Ocean, Blueberry, Whale
Black: Bat, Night, Tire (tyre), Fly
White: Paper, Sugar, Milk, Snow, Sheep
Pink: Pig, Tongue, Cotton candy (Candy floss)
Brown: Wood, Cigar, Earth, Acorn, Horse
Grey / Gray: Rock, Lead, Dust, Mouse, Elephant
Purple: Bruise, Grapes
How many more things can you add to each colour?