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Other colors

Angela G.A1Kwiziq community member

Other colors

How do you describe colors that are not the basic color wheel hues like red, blue, green, purple?  For example, if I wanted to describe a pale peachy-pink?  Rose is too broad.  I am an artist and I want to be able to describe in French colors more specifically. Merci.

Asked 11 months ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

You are probably best to read and search on colour, paint, photography or art sites etc - art supply catalogues may give a range of colours. Whenever looking for specialised or technical vocabulary, it is usually better to search within the ‘field’, rather than on general sites.

The following link covers some French colour names and a Wikipedia link for more :

 https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/french-grammar/color-adjectives/

Other colors

How do you describe colors that are not the basic color wheel hues like red, blue, green, purple?  For example, if I wanted to describe a pale peachy-pink?  Rose is too broad.  I am an artist and I want to be able to describe in French colors more specifically. Merci.

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