Colours in Spanish + Agreements
Colours are adjectives. They describe nouns.
Colours in Spanish go after the nouns they describe.
– A white dog changes to ‘A dog white’ =
Un perro blanco
Colours in Spanish usually have to change to fit with whether the nouns they are describing are masculine, feminine, singular or plural.
casa (house) is feminine:
The white houseS = Las casas blancas
Some colours in Spanish only change from Singular to Plural:
Azúl – Azules
Marrón – Marrones
Verde – Verdes
Gris – Grises
Colour combinations + colours which have ‘light’ (claro) or ‘dark’ (oscuro) never change their endings. They are called ‘invariable colours’.
Naranja (orange) and Rosa (pink) are also invariable colours because their endings don’t change either.
Instead they are often put with the phrase ‘de color …’
La flor(f) es de color rosa
The flower is pink
La silla(f) es de color naranja
The chair is orange
Las hojas(fpl) son de color verde oscuro
The leaves are dark green
(Rosado is another name for pink which does need to agree:
Rosado – rosada – rosados – rosadas)
Study the colours and their endings on this table.
Watch and join in with the video, do the online quiz + the worksheet:
Colours in Spanish + Agreements Video
Colours in Spanish Quiz Test
#1. The butterfly is brown.
#2. It is an orange flower. It is an orange truck.
#3. The fish are grey.
#4. The plants are green.
#5. Two balls are grey and one ball is green.
#6. The car is blue. The flowers are blue.
#7. The truck is light blue.
#8. The dogs are black and white.
#9. The truck is red and the flowers are red.
#10. These flowers are yellow and white.
Downloadable Worksheet: Colours in Spanish Worksheet
Video Transcript in Spanish (divided into sections):
1. Group One (Colours which always agree)
Rojo, negro, blanco, amarillo, morado
La perrita es blanca y negra
Las flores son rojas
El camión es rojo y blanco
La pelota es roja
El camión es amarillo
Las flores son amarillas
La flor es morada
El cielo está morado
2. Group Two (Colours which only change from singular to plural)
Azul, marrón, verde, gris
El camión azul
La flor azul. La flor es de color azul.
Las flores azules
Un pez gris
Los peces son grises
Una mariposa marrón. La mariposa es de color marrón
Los conejos son marrones.
Las plantas son verdes
3. Group Three (Invariables = Colours which always stay the same)
Naranja, rosa … + Any colour combination
Un pastel de color naranja
El camión es de color naranja
Las flores son de color rosa
Estas flores son de color rosa
Las plantas son de color verde claro
El camión es azul claro
Las flores son de color azul claro
. . .
Describe Animals by their colour:
Animals + Colours in Spanish