Colors in Italian

The colors in Italian are some of the vocabulary you’ll utilize most when speaking Italian. You’ll be surprised how often you use color words to describe things on a daily basis. You can start new conversations too by talking about your favorite color: "Il mio colore preferito è …". Or perhaps you’re shopping and need to specify what you’re looking for.

After this lesson you’ll be a master of saying the colors in Italian!

How to say different colors in Italian

Here are some of the most common Italian colors to get you started. Further on in this lesson we will look at the pronunciation of these and more Italian colors.

  • Arancione - Orange
  • Giallo - Yellow
  • Blu - Blue
  • Rosso - Red
  • Verde - Green
  • Nero - Black
  • Marrone - Brown
  • Rosa - Pink
  • Porpora / Viola - Purple
  • Bianco - White

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Arancione

Orange

Giallo

Yellow

Blu

Blue

Rosso

Red

Verde

Green

Nero

Black

Marrone

Brown

Rosa

Pink

Porpora / Viola

Purple

Bianco

White

Grigio

Gray

Oro

Gold

Argento

Silver

Bronzo

Bronze

Multicolore

Multi-colored

Arcobaleno

Rainbow

Remember that many colors in Italian change gender depending on the noun it’s describing. If the color ends in ‘o’ it will change to an ‘a’ for a feminine word. For example, "the red shirt" is translated as una camicia rossa. See how the endings match?

You’ve added a whole host of new words to your Italian vocabulary bank. I hope you enjoyed this lesson!

Here are a few recommended Italian lessons to try next!

A presto!

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