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Japanese Colors List

If you need to learn your Japanese colors, then this is the page for you!

This page includes a general list of colors in Japanese, plus several descriptive colors, as well as a few color related sentences - all translated from Japanese to English.

Note: You can also view these lists with translations from English to Japanese.

Color Related Words (Japanese to English):

Iro ➔ Colors

Karafuru ➔ Colorful

General Colors (Japanese to English):

Aoi ➔ Blue

Aka/Akai ➔ Red

Chairo ➔ Brown

Daidaiiro ➔ Orange

Haiiro ➔ Grey

Kiiro ➔ Yellow

Kuro/Kuroi ➔ Black

Midori ➔ Green

Momoiro ➔ Peach

Murasaki ➔ Purple

Orenji ➔ Orange

Pinku ➔ Pink

Shiro/Shiroi ➔ White

Zougeiro ➔ Ivory

Expressive Colors (Japanese to English):

Ankoushoku ➔ Dark red

Asamidori ➔ Light green

Kimidori ➔ Light green

Kitsuneiro ➔ Light brown

Kokimurasaki ➔ Deep purple

Komurasaki ➔ Dark purple

Konjouiro ➔ Prussian blue

Konshou ➔ Navy blue

Kuchibairo ➔ Yellowy brown

Kuwairo ➔ Light yellow

Makkuro ➔ Pitch black

Mizuiro ➔ Light Blue

Murebairo ➔ Jet black

Senkou ➔ Light red

Sorairo ➔ Sky blue

Taikou ➔ Light pink

Tamagoiro ➔ Egg yellow color

Color Related Sentences (Japanese to English):

Sakana wa akai desu ➔ The fish is red

Sukina iro wa nan desu ka ➔ What is your favorite color?

(Unmei no) akai ito ➔ Red thread (of fate)

*Colors list last updated: February 24, 2018.


Can you answer these questions about Japanese colors?

1. What is color in Japanese?
2. What is the Japanese word for red?
3. What is the Japanese word for blue?
4. What is the meaning of kimidori?
5. What is the Japanese word for green?


As many of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak Japanese and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak Japanese myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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