The colours in Italian
It's important to know the names of the colours ( I colori) to describe someone or something.
Italian colours list
In the following table you'll find the most common greetings in Italian.
Dark vs. Light
To express a darker or lighter shadow of colours, use the words scuro (dark) and chiaro (light).
rosso chiaro, rosso scuro
light red, dark red
verde chiaro, verde scuro
light green, dark green
blu chiaro, blu scuro
light blue, dark blue
When colours are used as adjectives, they follow the general declension rules of adjectives:
|Masculine singular||Feminine singular||Masculine plural||Feminine plural||English|
Some colours, like blu, viola e rosa, are invariable.
|Masculine Singular||Feminine Singular||Masculine Plural||Feminine Plural||English|
|blu||il tavolo blu||la bottiglia blu||i tavoli blu||le bottiglie blu||(the) blue table (s)
(the) blue bottle(s)
|viola||il tavolo viola||la bottiglia viola||i tavoli rosa||le bottiglie viola||(the) blue table (s)
(the) pink bottle(s)
|rosa||il tavolo rosa||la bottiglia rosa||i tavoli rosa||le bottiglie rosa||(the) pink table (s)
(the) pink bottle(s)
Italian flag colours
Italian flag is the symbol of Italy and of the national unity. It is formed by three vertical stripes and, from left to right, its colours are: green, white, red.
- Green (verde): this colours represents Italian meadows and "macchia mediterranea" (typical vegetation or mediterranean area consisting of densely growing evergreen shrubs)
- White (bianco): this colours stands for Italian snow, especially in the Alpes and Apennines mountains ("Alpi" and "Appenini")
- Red (rosso): this colours is an homage to soldiers that died during the wars that involved the country
Check out this dialogue:
|Maria||Vorrei comprare quella maglietta gialla||I would like to buy that yellow T-shirt|
|Emma||Mi piace ma preferisco quella verde scuro||I like it but I prefer the green one|
|Maria||Ci penserò...Guarda quei pantaloni blu! Sono bellissimi!||I'll think about it... Look at that blue trousers! They are wonderful!|
|Emma||Hai ragione! Insieme alle scarpe rosse sarebbero perfette!||You're right! They'll be perfect together with the red shoes|
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