Colours in Spanish + agreements:

Learn Colours in Spanish:

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

Simple colours in Spanish normally agree with nouns except for orange and pink, colour combinations, and blue, brown, green and grey  which only change from singular to plural:  
Azúl            –  Azules
Marrón    –  Marrones
Verde        –  Verdes
Gris            –  Grises

Naranja and Rosa never agree with anything –
They are called invariable colours.

Colour combinations are also invariable and never agree:
Eg:  Verde Oscuro  (Dark Green)

‘De color’ is a very good way of putting invariable colours into sentences.  Eg:
Las casas son de color verde oscuro.
The houses are dark green.

Study the colours and their masculine, feminine, singular and plural endings on this table.
Then watch the video clip, join in, and read the sentences below:

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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

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