Grammar Patterns

Colour words

The 'canary yellow' group

These colour words consist of two words combined together. They can be two colour words, as in navy-blue or olive green, or a noun and a colour word, as in blood-red or bottle-green, or an adjective and a colour word, as in royal blue.
He wore foppish hats, canary-yellow gloves, and patent-leather shoes.
Seen in spring from the valley below, the ancient city of Pinara in Southern Turkey is a blaze of lime green.
  • baby blue
  • baby pink
  • blood-red
  • blue-black
  • bottle-green
  • canary yellow
  • cherry red
  • chocolate brown
  • coal black
  • cobalt blue
  • duck-egg blue
  • electric-blue
  • grass green
  • ice-blue
  • jade green
  • jet black
  • leaf green
  • lemon yellow
  • lime green
  • midnight blue
  • milk white
  • navy-blue
  • nut-brown
  • off-white
  • olive green
  • peacock blue
  • powder blue
  • rose-red
  • rosy pink
  • royal blue
  • salmon pink
  • sea-blue
  • sea-green
  • shell pink
  • shocking pink
  • sky-blue
  • slate-grey
  • sugar pink
  • See related content

    English Dictionary
    English Dictionary
    NEW from Collins!
    NEW from Collins!
    English Word Lists
    English Word Lists
    Easy Learning English Grammar
    Easy Learning English Grammar
    Word Lover's Blog
    Word Lover's Blog
    Online Scrabble Checker
    Online Scrabble Checker
    The Paul Noble Method
    The Paul Noble Method
    Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
    Register now or login in to access