Color Words

This booklet of color words is designed to help your students find color word synonyms when working on descriptive writing.

Looking for an assortment of color words to help your young writers with their writing? Start with this collection!

You can use these as individual lists or to create a color word booklet to display at your writing center.

This is another free resource for teachers and homeschool families from www.freewordwork.com.

This booklet of color words is designed to help your students find color word synonyms when working on descriptive writing.

Colorful Writing

As teachers, we are always looking for new ways to help our writers. Encouraging students to use more descriptive words can be one way to help students add to their writing.

I have created a list of color words for you to share with your students.

Below and within the download you will find:

red synonyms, orange synonyms, yellow synonyms, green synonyms, blue synonyms, purple synonyms, brown synonyms, black synonyms

This booklet of color words is designed to help your students find color word synonyms when working on descriptive writing.

Synonyms for Red

Looking for other names for the color red? Try this list of red color words!

  • auburn
  • blush
  • brick
  • burgundy
  • candy apple red
  • cardinal
  • carmine
  • cerise
  • cherry
  • coral
  • crimson
  • currant
  • fiery
  • flaming
  • mahogany
  • maroon
  • rose
  • ruby
  • ruddy
  • rust
  • scarlet
  • sizzling
  • vermilion

Synonyms for Orange

Looking for other names for the color orange? Try this list!

  • amber
  • apricot
  • burnt orange
  • butterscotch
  • carrot
  • coral
  • ginger
  • honey
  • mango
  • marigold
  • marmalade
  • melon
  • peach
  • persimmon
  • pumpkin
  • salmon
  • tangerine
  • terracotta
  • vermilion

Synonyms for Yellow

Looking for other names for the color yellow? Start with this list!

  • amber
  • banana
  • blonde
  • bumblebee
  • butter
  • buttercup
  • canary
  • daffodil
  • dandelion
  • gold
  • honey
  • lemon
  • maize
  • mustard
  • pineapple
  • saffron
  • sunflower
  • sunshine

Synonyms for Green

Looking for other names for the color green? Start with this list!

  • artichoke
  • asparagus
  • basil
  • charcoal
  • chartreuse
  • ebony
  • emerald
  • forest
  • grass
  • jet black
  • juniper
  • leaf
  • lime
  • midnight
  • mint
  • olive
  • onyx
  • pea green
  • pear
  • pine
  • pistachio
  • sea green
  • raven
  • shamrock

Synonyms for Blue

Looking for other names for the color blue? Start with this list!

  • aquamarine
  • azure
  • baby blue
  • blueberry
  • cobalt
  • cornflower
  • crystal
  • cyan
  • indigo
  • navy
  • ocean
  • powder
  • royal blue
  • sapphire
  • sea
  • sky
  • teal
  • turquoise

Synonyms for Purple

Looking for other names for the color purple? Start with this list!

  • amethyst
  • eggplant
  • grape
  • heather
  • indigo
  • iris
  • lavender
  • lilac
  • mauve
  • orchid
  • periwinkle
  • plum
  • raisin
  • royal purple
  • thistle
  • violet wisteria

Synonyms for Brown

Looking for other names for the color brown? Start with this list!

  • beige
  • bronze
  • brunette
  • caramel
  • chestnut
  • cinnamon
  • cocoa
  • coffee
  • copper
  • ginger
  • khaki
  • mocha
  • pecan
  • penny
  • russet
  • sand
  • sepia
  • sienna
  • tan
  • taupe

Synonyms for Black

Looking for other names for the color black? Start with this list!

  • charcoal
  • crow
  • ebony
  • granite
  • gray
  • jet black
  • juniper
  • licorice
  • midnight
  • obsidian
  • onyx
  • raven
  • sable
  • slate
  • smoky black

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