Hey kids! Don’t you think we are lucky enough to live in a colourful world? The colour of the sky, the colour of the rainbow, the fruits, the leaves, and the flowers aren't all fascinating? But do you know the names of these colours? We are going to learn colour names here in this article. After this lesson, you will be able to identify as many colours around you and can paint your favourite picture with that colour.
What Are the Basic Colours?
Look at the colour wheel shown below. What colours can you identify? The ones that you couldn’t name, note down their names from the image.
Let us know the basic colours first. They are as follows:
Grey / Gray
Primary and Secondary Colours
There are 3 primary colours which are Red, Yellow and Blue. These are called primary colours because you can mix them with other colours to form new colours. Orange, Purple or Violet and Green are considered secondary colours since they are obtained by mixing the primary colours.
Using Colours in Sentences
Read out the following colour sentences and see if you can form a few more on your own.
My car is red in colour.
The black cat lives in this lane.
Yellow coloured flowers are beautiful.
The sky is blue today.
She gifted me a pink sweater.
Please Note: The word colour has two spellings - one is ‘colour’ which is used in British English while another is ‘color’ used in American English
Different Shades of Colour
Colours can be of different shades. There can be dark green, light green and even bright green. Suppose you are not sure of which colour it is but can guess it from its tone, then add a suffix -ish with it like -
Blackish, Yellowish, Orange-ish, Blueish.
If you enjoyed learning about colours, why not guess them? In the following section, we have presented a set of 6 questions in which you need to choose the correct colour.
Choose the Correct Colour Exercise
1. The first colour in a rainbow is called:
2. The colour of the healthy grassland is:
3. A very dark blue colour is called
Ans. Navy Blue
4. What is the colour of fresh snow?
5. A pale shade of grey is:
6. When you mix red and yellow you get:
Orange is a carrot
Yellow is a Pear
Green is the grass
Brown is the bear
Purple is the plum
Blue is the sky
Black is a witch’s hat
And red is the cherry pie
This poetry is interesting and will help the kids to understand the different colours related to different items.
With all the colour discussion we had here, we hope now you know a lot more about colours. To find more colours, look around you and keep learning about them. Try to find out the different variants of the same type of colour; for example, green, blue, pink, brown, etc.