Colours

Learn how to say colours in French, including shades of colour.


il est de quelle couleur?what colour is it? (referring to a masculine object)
elle est de quelle couleur?what colour is it? (referring to a feminine object)
 
blanc / blanchewhite
jauneyellow
orange (indeclineable)orange
rosepink
rougered
marron (indeclineable)brown
vert / vertegreen
bleu / bleueblue
violet / violettepurple
gris / grisegrey
noir / noireblack
sound

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Nuances de couleurs – Shades of colour

Note that compound colours such as the ones below do not decline in French, eg:

la maison vert clairthe light green house
 
vert clairlight green
marron clairlight brown
bleu clairlight blue
 
vert foncédark green
marron foncédark brown
bleu foncédark blue