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How to say all Colors in Italian: What is the list of colors in Italian with Examples

How to say all Colors in Italian: What is the list of colors in Italian with Examples

  1. Introduction – How to learn the list of colors in Italian?
  2. What is the list of colors in Italian with examples?
  3. What are the list of advanced colors in Italian with examples?
  4. What are the Colors of the Rainbow in Italian with examples?
  5. Can I use Colors as Adjectives in Italian?
  6. What are the different Mixed Colors in Italian?
  7. What is your favorite color in Italian?

Introduction to list of Colors in Italian – How to learn the different colors in Italian?

The list of colors in Italian is one of the most basic and important lists that you would need to know as a beginner in the Italian language.

You might have to point at something and say “I want to buy the red plate” or “The sky is so blue today” or “My car is bright red” or “I would like a dark / light beer”. This is part of the basic vocabulary list of colors in Italian.

Colors in Italian
Colors in Italian

You absolutely need to learn colors in Italian as it is likely that you will come across words on a daily basis, whether you are working or studying or having a simple conversation.

  • An IT consultant might say “Make the button Red in color”
  • A doctor might tell you “Your skin looks a bit yellow”
  • A taxi driver might tell you, “Oktoberfest is so colorful.”
  • You might order a “dark beer” in a restaurant
  • You might have to say to your hair stylist, “I want mahogany steaks on my hair”

Wherever you go, you need to use the colors in Italian in your sentences one way or another.

 

What is the list of basic colors in Italian or the list of primary colors in Italian with examples?

These are the most basic set of colors in Italian which you will commonly use. There are many examples given which will teach you how to use the Italian colors for different scenarios

list of basic colors or primary colors in Italian
list of basic colors or primary colors in Italian
English Italian English Italian
yellow giallo Banana is yellow. La banana è gialla.
blue blu The sea is blue Il mare è blu
white bianco I have a white shirt Ho una camicia bianca
brown marrone The brown bear is angry L’orso marrone è arrabbiato
orange arancione He likes his orange shoes Gli piacciono le sue scarpe arancioni
black nero My brother has black hair. Mio fratello ha i capelli neri
red rosso The Italianman likes red wine. All’italiano piace il vino rosso.
pink rosa His daughter has a pink bag. Sua figlia ha una borsa rosa.
green verde The leaves are green. Le foglie sono verdi.
Grey Grigio The grey suit is expensive. Il vestito grigio è costoso.

 

What are the list of advanced colors in Italian with examples?

Now let us dive into the more interesting world of colors. There are hundreds of shades of colors and we might use many of them frequently if not on a daily basis.

Advanced or Mixed colors in Italian
Advanced or Mixed colors in Italian

Let us learn how to say the colors in Italian with some examples.

English Italian English Italian
indigo indaco The Indigo ink is expensive. L’inchiostro indaco è costoso.
beige beige I hate beige and I love yellow. Odio il beige e amo il giallo.
khaki kaki The Indian police mean wears a Khakhi shirt. Il mezzo della polizia indiana indossa una camicia Khakhi.
cyan ciano I lost my Cyan colorpencil. Ho perso la mia matita color ciano.
maroon maroon My daughter likes her maroon doll A mia figlia piace la sua bambola marrone
purple viola We own that purple car. La macchina viola è nostra.
violet viola Violet rubies and green emaralds are gorgeous. I rubini viola e gli emaraldi verdi sono bellissimi.

 

What are the Colors of the Rainbow in Italian with examples?

One of the first Italian lessons you will learn is the colors of a rainbow in Italian. These are a mix of the primary colors as well as the more advanced colors. Nevertheless, you need to know the list of rainbow colors in Italian even if you are studying A1.

Rainbow - Colors in Italian
Rainbow – Colors in Italian

Let us learn the colors of the rainbow in Italian with some examples.

English Italian English Italian
violet viola My husband gifted me a gown made of violet silk. Mio marito mi ha regalato un abito di seta viola.
indigo indaco The Indian ink is Indigo in color. L’inchiostro indiano è di colore indaco.
blue blu The sky is blue and the sea is blue. Il cielo è blu e il mare è blu.
green verde I like green apples and hate red apples. Mi piacciono le mele verdi e odio le mele rosse.
yellow giallo Do you like this yellow shirt? Ti piace questa camicia gialla?
orange arancione His orange tie is ugly. La sua cravatta arancione è brutta.
Red Rosso My red BMW is fast La mia BMW rossa è veloce

 

These are the 7 colors of the rainbow in Italian. For children, this is like an ultra basic list which they need to study. For adults, most of these colours are primary colours and hence need to be memorized.

Can I use Colors in Italian as Adjectives?

  • Of course! You can use colors as adjectives and it forms a very important part of your vocabulary.
  • Take some colors such as Nero and Azzuro.
    • These adjectives change according to the gender of the noun as masculine or feminine.
    • They end in O when the adjective comes along with a masculine noun. A simple example will be “Un tavolo bianco”. This is the case for singular noun.
    • They end in A when the adjective comes along with a feminine noun. A simple Example is “Una casa Bianca”. This is the case for singular noun.
    • They end in I when the adjective comes along with a masculine noun which is plural. A simple example will be “I tavoli bianchi”
    • They end in E when the adjective comes along with a feminine noun which is plural in nature. A simple example is “Le case bianche”
English Italian English Italian
yellow giallo The yellow banana is tasty. La banana gialla è gustosa.
blue blu The blue shirt is majestic. La camicia blu è maestosa.
white bianco The white wine is cold. Il vino bianco è freddo.
brown marrone The brown coat is large. Il cappotto marrone è grande.
orange arancione The orange hat is funny. Il cappello arancione è divertente.
black nero The black panther is dangerous. La pantera nera è pericolosa.
red rosso I own a red purse. Io possiedo una borsa rossa.
pink rosa His daughter has a pink bag. Sua figlia ha una borsa rosa.
green verde The green leaves are beautiful. Le foglie verdi sono belle.
Grey Grigio The grey suit is expensive. Il vestito grigio è costoso.

 

What are the different Mixed Colors in Italian?

Similar to the English language, you can mix colors in Italian. In English you might say “The paint is Bluish Green” or “The sun is Reddish orange”.

Let us learn how to say the same colors in Italian with some examples.

English Italian English Italian
Reddish Rossastro The sun is reddish orange. Il sole è arancione rossastro.
Yellowish Giallastro The flower is yellowish blue. Il fiore è blu giallastro.
Greenish Verdastro The cheese is greenish blue. Il formaggio è blu verdastro.
Bluish Bluastro The sky is bluish green. Il cielo è verde bluastro.
Blackish Nerastro Your wound is blackish grey. La tua ferita è grigio nerastra.
Whitish Biancastro The tie is whitish grey La cravatta è grigio biancastra
pinkish red rosso rosato The ink is pinkish red L’inchiostro è rosso rosato
blackish nerastro Water should be colorless, not blackish blue. L’acqua dovrebbe essere incolore, non blu nerastro.
greyish grigiastro The old man has greyish white hair. Il vecchio ha i capelli bianchi grigiastri.
colorful colorato She wears colorful a colorful skirt. Indossa una gonna colorata.
colorless incolore Water is colorless. L’acqua è incolore.
greenish yellow giallo verdastro The mushroom is greenish yellow in color Il fungo è di colore giallo verdastro
marine blue blu marino marine blue is our favorite color. Il blu marino è il nostro colore preferito.
dark blue blu scuro Emeralds are dark blue in color Gli smeraldi sono di colore blu scuro
greenish blue blu verdastro The lake is greenish blue Il lago è blu verdastro
sky blue blu cielo The gemstone is sky blue La pietra preziosa è blu cielo
jet black nero getto The horse is jet black Il cavallo è nero getto
light red rosso chiaro The chair is light red La sedia è rosso chiaro
dark red rosso scuro The apple is dark red La mela è rosso scuro

 

What is your favorite color in Italian?

This is one of the most common questions that you will get in your A1 examination. The examiner will ask you in Italian as to what your favorite color is. You need to respond in Italian about your favorite color.

favorite color in Italian
favorite color in Italian
English Italian
What is your favorite color? Qual è il tuo colore preferito?
My favorite color is Blue. Il mio colore preferito è il blu.
Your favorite color is Red. Il tuo colore preferito è il rosso.
His favorite color is Yellow. Il suo colore preferito è il giallo.
Her favorite color is Green. Il suo colore preferito è il verde.
Our favorite color is Orange. Il nostro colore preferito è l’arancione.
Their favorite color is Pink. Il loro colore preferito è il rosa.

 

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