Japanese Color Words (English to Japanese)
If you want to learn the translations for Japanese color words, this is definitely the page for you!
First up are the translations for color and colorful, then you'll find the list of general color words, followed by the list of expressive color words, and finally a few sentences featuring colors.
Note: You can also view these color words with translations from Japanese to English.
Color Related Words (English to Japanese):
Colors ➔ Iro
Colorful ➔ Karafuru
Colors (English to Japanese):
Black ➔ Kuro/Kuroi
Blue ➔ Aoi
Brown ➔ Chairo
Green ➔ Midori
Grey ➔ Haiiro
Ivory ➔ Zougeiro
Orange ➔ Daidaiiro
Orange ➔ Orenji
Peach ➔ Momoiro
Purple ➔ Murasaki
Red ➔ Aka/Akai
White ➔ Shiro/Shiroi
Yellow ➔ Kiiro
Expressive Colors (English to Japanese):
Dark purple ➔ Komurasaki
Dark red ➔ Ankoushoku
Deep purple ➔ Kokimurasaki
Egg yellow color ➔ Tamagoiro
Jet black ➔ Murebairo
Light blue ➔ Mizuiro
Light brown ➔ Kitsuneiro
Light green ➔ Asamidori
Light green ➔ Kimidori
Light pink ➔ Taikou
Light red ➔ Senkou
Light yellow ➔ Kuwairo
Navy blue ➔ Konshou
Pitch black ➔ Makkuro
Prussian blue ➔ Konjouiro
Sky blue ➔ Sorairo
Yellowy brown ➔ Kuchibairo
Color Related Phrases (English to Japanese):
Red thread (of fate) ➔ (Unmei no) akai ito
The fish is red ➔ Sakana wa akai desu
What is your favorite color? ➔ Sukina iro wa nan desu ka
*Colors list last updated: February 24, 2018.
Can you answer these questions about Japanese colors?
1. What is your favorite color in Japanese?
2. What is the meaning of akai ito in English?
3. What is the Japanese word for color?
4. How do you say the color blue in Japanese?
5. What is the meaning of the Japanese word haiiro?
6. What is the meaning of kimidori?
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