Improve Your Vocabulary: Colours – Reds and Yellows

Expanding your vocabulary can add colour to your writing and speech — quite literally. We all know the names of the basic colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, grey/gray, brown, black, white. But there are so many more ways of describing colour.

Note: Troy and I recommend only products that we have tried and tested. These include the popular vocabulary-improvement software Ultimate Vocabulary.*

Here's a big list of colour names that covers the reds, oranges, and yellows, along with what each shade or tint looks like, to help expand your vocabulary and brighten and enliven your writing and speech.

burgundy burgundy
cardinal cardinal
carmine carmine
coral coral
crimson crimson
magenta magenta
maroon maroon
ruby ruby
scarlet scarlet
vermillion vermillion
amber amber
gamboge gamboge
mahogany mahogany
aureolin aureolin
chartreuse chartreuse
citrine citrine
gold gold
lemon lemon
saffron saffron

To make it really easy to learn these words, simply copy and paste this list into Ultimate Vocabulary, and use its specialised features to help learn them!

*Troy and I have agreed to receive a commission from some sales of the Ultimate Vocabulary software because we are happy to endorse that software.


Last modified on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 04:41
English Language Skills (Denise)

English Language Skills (Denise)

I'm a syndicated puzzle writer, with 8 puzzle books to my name, including Word Searches for Dummies and Cracking Codes and Cryptograms for Dummies (with Mark Koltko-Rivera). I have a background in science and graphic design, and am a trained indexer. My favourite puzzles are cryptic crosswords. and my favourite books are murder mysteries and cookbooks. I am also a very keen knitter.

I write a blog all about puzzles, called Puzzling.

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