Last modified on 29 September 2007, at 17:38

Swedish/Färger

Svenska (neuter & adverbial form)
Blå (blått)
Grön (grönt)
Gul (gult)
Röd (rött)
Svart
Vit (vitt)
Grå (grått)
Brun (brunt)
Lila
Purpur*
Scharlakan*
Violett
Rosa or skär (skärt)
Turkos (turkost)
Orange ("oransch" ("oranscht")) or brandgul (-t)
Beige ("besch" ("bescht"))
Cyan*
Magenta*
English
Blue
Green
Yellow
Red
Black
White
Grey
Brown
Purple (not lilac)
Crimson (not purple)
Scarlet
Violet
Pink
Turquoise
Orange
Beige
Cyan
Magenta

(*) These are nouns but not adjectives, one commonly add -färgad or -färgat to make an adjective/adverb out of them.

Adding ljus- or mörk- to the color means "light" and "dark", respectively, e.g. ljusgrön (light green) or mörkblå (dark blue). It is common to combine colors, e.g. rödbrun or gröngul. The first color is commonly the one thought to be most dominant. The same system is used to make colors similar to that of some well known element, e.g. sandgul (sand yellow) or havsblå (ocean blue or navy blue).