Colors in Portuguese

Los colores en portugués. Rojo: Vermelho. Verde: Verde. Azul: Azul. Amarillo: Amarelo. Naranja: Laranja. Púrpura: Roxo. Blanco: Branco. Gris: Cinza. Negro: Preto. Marrón: Marrom. Rosa: Rosa.

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Today, we are going to learn the colors in Portuguese. But first, tell me, what’s your favorite color?

How to say the colors in Portuguese

Let’s start with the correct pronunciation for each of them:

Vermelho Red
Verde Green
Azul Blue
Amarelo Yellow
Laranja Orange
Roxo Purple
Branco White
Cinza Gray
Preto Black
Marrom Brown
Rosa Pink




Other Colors

Dourado Golden
Prateado Silver
Bege Beige
Lilás Lilac
Incolor Colorless

We use the word Incolor when we want to say that an object doesn’t have a color.

Now, let’s see how to use some of these colors inside sentences with the examples we have:


A bandeira do Brasil é verde, amarela, azul e branca.
The Brazilian flag is green, yellow, blue and white.

O céu é azul.
The sky is blue.

A lua é prateada.
The moon is silver.

Quando está nublado céu fica cinza.
When it is cloudy, the sky becomes gray.

Os cabelos de Marina são marrons.
Marina’s hair is brown.

As unhas de Martha estão pintadas de roxo.
Martha’s nails are purple.

As havaianas de Luiz são laranjas.
The flip flops of Luiz are orange.

O coco é verde.
The coconut is green.

O batom de Maria é rosa.
Maria’s lipstick is pink.

Pablo comprou uma aliança dourada para sua noiva.
Pablo bought a golden wedding ring for his fiancee.

All colors can vary in singular or plural. But, pay attention as only some of the colors vary in masculine or feminine according to the object they refer. The colors that can vary in feminine or masculine are:

Vermelh Vermelha Red
Amarelo Amarela Yellow
Roxo Roxa Purple
Branco Branca White
Preto Preta Black
Prateado Prateada Silver
Dourado Dourada Golden

What are the colors in Portuguese?

You know the name of the colors… But if you want to know a color of something, how do you make this question? Let’s see… What do you have around you?

Qual é a cor da sua carteira?
What’s the color of your wallet?

Qual é a cor do seu celular?
What’s the color of your cellphone?

Quais são as cores da sua roupa?
What are the colors of your outfit?

So, to ask someone about a color you can say: Qual é a cor de and complete with what you are talking about. If you want to ask about more than one color, the question is: Quais são as cores de + what you’re talking about.

You can also say the same sentence but backwards, for example:

De que cor é o seu celular?
What color is your phone?

De que cor é a sua carteira?
What color is your wallet?

If you are pointing to things without saying their names and still want to know the colors you can say:

Que cor é essa?
What color is this?

Now let’s check out this Video that we prepared for you. Don’t forget to turn on the subtitles!

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After you leave, let’s check if you learned with this amazing quiz.

Portuguese Colors Quiz

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That’s it! You have just learned the colors in Portuguese. Why don’t you go out and name the colors of the objects you see?

See you soon!

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