Learn the Colors in French

A free list of Colors in French:




brown (chestnut)...adj.châtain

clear, light (color)...adj.clair

color...la couleur (f.)

dark (color)...adj.foncé



light blue...adj.bleu ciel


orange (color)...adj.orange







Learning colors in French is an important part of the vocabulary building process.

In French, how do we use the colors, both in speech and in writing?

In French, when a color is used as an adjective it comes after the noun.

So while an English speaker would say:

a red apple

a French speaker would say:

an apple red= Une pomme rouge (f.)

More examples of colors in french and the agreement of adjective and nouns:

- a yellow glass = un verre jaune (m.)
- a grey pencil = un crayon gris (m.)
- a blue fish = un poisson bleu (m.)

Color and Gender

The spelling of French colors change to match the noun that is modified. Accommodating Masculine, and Feminine nouns in both their singular and plural forms.

For instance we’ve learned that green in French is vert, now let’s apply it to the french word for leaf – la feuille (f.):

So, "the green leaf" in French is la feuille verte

The adjective "vert" changes its spelling to "verte" because the noun it modifies is both feminine and singular.

-The green board in French is le tableau vert (m.)

The word “board” in French is masculine and singular.

Plurality and Color

Likewise, the green leaves in French are les feuilles vertes (f.)

In this case, the plural of "feuille" is "feuilles". The adjective “green” must agree with the noun’s plurality, just as it agrees with the noun’s gender.

So you can see that when you start to understand French colors and how they are expressed, you begin to understand how adjectives work with nouns in the language.

You can more effectively learn French vocabulary by using up-to-date accelerated learning techniques which make it possible to learn french colors and other vocabulary at a rate of 200 words a day- or more.

You have learned some colors in French!
Now let's move on to some more French lessons.

Free French Lessons | Contact | Home |

French Colors
Learn French Help

©2004-2006. Transcity Properties Ltd, 32 Alverton, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, MK14 5EF, Bucks, United Kingdom.

Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Please pass it on. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.


Custom Search


Get French lessons and verbs emailed direct to you free

Get lots of useful French lessons and French verbs sent to you each week free by email, from the 200 Words a Day accelerated language learning team. Great for learning, review and consolidating your French knowledge.

Yes, send me my free Learn French newsletters. My details are:


Your privacy is important to us. We do not sell our mailing lists.