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Colors In Irish: #1 Painless Easy Guide

May 5, 2022

Interested to learn the naming conventions for the colors in Irish? Worry no more because we got your back as we will walk you through the most straightforward ways to name each color and integrate each word into different sentences. After all, this category can be deemed as one of the most basic ones, which is why mastering this early on can seriously upgrade your vocabulary. So, without further ado, let's get it on!

If you have ever been to Ireland or are planning to visit the country, you must know that it is like a really cool place because you will meet the past and the present! It's like a time machine...only this one actually exists, and instead of riding a machine, you simply have to book a ticket to visit. Unlike many other places, the Irish people pride themselves on their country's ancient monuments (where some Game of Thrones shots were taken), jaw-dropping glorious landscapes and cityscapes, and picture-perfect natural wonders making it one of the perfect holiday destinations.

Additionally, the place does not just feature a buzzing city and country life but also sumptuous native delicacies that can only be found there! Ever heard of the famous Soda bread, Boxty, Barmbrack, or Coddle? Just thinking about all of those can seriously make anyone linger for traditional Irish food! And what better beverage to down after such a heavy meal than the traditional Irish alcohol! In fact, if you want to learn more about its people, you simply have to do a bar crawl, and you'd definitely unlock everything there is to know since Irish people are somewhat in a relationship with liquor.

While we can go for pages writing down everything there is to love about Ireland, let's focus on the reason why you landed on this page. Perhaps you are really interested in leveling up your vocabulary words in the Irish language and want to be as descriptive as possible during conversations. After all, it is almost impossible to be clear when you can't even name the color of your shirt, right? In today's post, we will give you help you navigate this tricky situation by giving you the best list of translations for color-related words so that you can incorporate them with your usual interactions.

 

Colors In Irish

Can you literally imagine a world without colors? To put it simply, would you be comfortable living in a world of purely black and white hues? For most of us, such an instance will be depressing... just too gloomy for anyone's taste as you cannot distinguish the difference between green, blue, black, or any other color. So, before we start, let's focus first on a few words related to it. The word color can be directly translated to dath, or dathanna is plural. Below are some examples of how to use this single word appropriately:

Irish WordEnglish Translation 
dathaighto color (verb)
dathannach / ildaitecolorful (adjective)
dathúcoloring (noun)
criáincrayons (noun)
an dath céannasame color (noun)

Now that that is out of the way, let's move on to the different ways on how you can translate the name of colors starting with the most basic ones:

IrishEnglish Translation Example Expression English Translation
dubhblack /darkdubh dorcha pitch black
bánwhite/ blankbéal bánsweet talker
dearg reddearg-ghráinintense hatred
buíyellowbuíochan an fhómhairyellow tone of autumn 
gormbluecloigín gormbluebell
glasgreenglasraívegetables / greens
donn brownpáipéar donnbrown paper bag
bándeargpinkrós bándeargpink rose
flannbhuíorangeis breá liom oráisteI love orange
liathgreyliathbhuísallow
corcapurplebáisteach corcrapurple rain

But of course, there are still a number of different ways to say specific colors which is why the list below will cover more descriptive colors in the Irish language.

IrishEnglish Translation 
ruared
uaine green
óirgold
oráisteorange
gorm na spéiresky blue
béasabeige
seacláidchocolate
eabhairivory
olóigeolive
marúnmaroon

As you reach the end of this post, we hope that we could provide you with the best range of color-related words using Irish Gaelic. If you enjoyed this post, feel free to read more tips and tricks involving the use of the Irish language, like how to say I love you and the best transportation-related vocabulary. Also, feel free to share this post on social media or share with us your ideas about Irish in the comment section down below.

 

Other Color Names You May Also Need To Know

EnglishIrish
Chrome yellowChrome buí
Dodger blueDogra gorm
Bright yellow (Crayola)Buí geal (Crayola)
Duke blueDiúc gorm
Black oliveOlóige dubh
Floral whiteBláth bán
Dark turquoiseturquoise dorcha
Blue-violet (Crayola)Gorm-violet (Crayola)
Celtic blueGorm Cheilteach
Brown sugarSiúcra donn
Burnt umberUimhir dóite
DenimDenim
Banana ManiaMania Banana
Deep ceriseCearrbhachas domhain
CharcoalGualach
Cadet blueDalta gorm
Brunswick greenBrunswick glas
Burnished brownDonn dóite
ByzantiumByzantium
Amber (SAE/ECE)Ómra (SAE/ECE)
Deep saffronCróch domhain
Electric purpleCorcra leictreach
AquaUisce
China pinkTsín bándearg
French violetViolet na Fraince
Bitter lemonlíomóid searbh
Ao (English)Ao (Béarla)
Burnt orangeOráiste dóite
Electric indigoIndigo leictreach
Electric blueLeictreach gorm
Candy pinkCandy bándearg
Dark cornflower blueBlue cornflower gorm
AeroAero
Claretan Chláir
Café au laitCafé au lait
Blue (RYB)Gorm (RYB)
Blue-violetGorm-violet
Black chocolateSeacláid dhubh
Black beanBean dubh
Copper (Crayola)Copar (Crayola)
Cedar ChestCedar cófra
FrostbiteFrostbite
EcruEcru
CatawbaCatawba
BlackDubh
BittersweetBittersweet
CG redCG dearg
Chartreuse (web)Chartreuse (gréasáin)
Blood redDearg fola
CinnabarCinnabar
Fuzzy WuzzyWuzzy doiléir
Arctic limeAol Artach
Bright maroonMarún geal
Blue jeansJeans gorm
Fire engine redDearg inneall dóiteáin
Blue sapphireSapphire gorm
Flaxlíon
Cornell redCornell dearg
Cotton candyCandy cadáis
French raspberrysú craobh na Fraince
Dark liverAe dorcha
Congo pinkChongó bándearg
CordovanCordovan
Dark sea greenGlas farraige dorcha
Cornflower blueCornflower gorm
Alloy orangecóimhiotal oráiste
CinereousCinereous
English violetViolet Béarla
English greenBéarla glas
Blue (Crayola)Gorm (Crayola)
Dark siennaSienna dorcha
Davy's greyDavy liath
Electric limeAol leictreach
Eggshellblaosc ubh
Dark violetViolet dorcha
BurgundyBurgúine
FeldgrauFeldgrau
Electric greenGlas leictreach
Cadmium greenGlas caidmiam
Dark lavalaibhe dorcha
Dark moss greenGlas caonach dorcha
Firebrickbríce tine
ChestnutCastán
French pinkbándearg na Fraince
AureolinAureolin
BoneCnámh
EminenceEminence
Celadon blueCeladon gorm
English reddearg Béarla
Barbie PinkBarbie bándearg
AmethystAimitis
Copper redCopar dearg
CeruleanCerulean
Blue-greenGorm-uaine
ApricotAibreog
Blast-off bronzeCré-umha soinneáin
Blondfionn
AlizarinAlizarin
Blue (Munsell)Gorm (Munsell)
Dark magentaMageanta dorcha
Antique bronzeCré-umha ársa
CoffeeCaife
Baby blue eyesLeanbh súile gorm
Chinese redSínis dearg
AsparagusAsparagus
Antique rubyRuby ársa
Dark jungle greenGlas jungle dorcha
Deep chestnutChestnut domhain
Fiery roseFiery ardaigh
CarmineCarmine
BisqueBisque
Forest green (traditional)Faiche na foraoise (traidisiúnta)
Blue (Pantone)Gorm (Pantóin)
Blue-violet (color wheel)Gorm-violet (roth dath)
Aero blueAero gorm
French lilaclilac na Fraince
Dogwood roseDogwood ardaigh
Caput mortuumCaput mortuum
Dartmouth greenDartmouth glas
Copper pennyCopar pingin
French roseFraincis ardaigh
Black ShadowsScáthanna Dubha
Acid greenAigéad glas
Carmine (M&P)Carmine (M&P)
Dark orangeOráiste dorcha
Ash grayLiath fuinseoige
Fern greenRaithneach glas
Cosmic latteLatte Cosmaí
BistreBistre
Cadmium yellowCaidmiam buí
Castleton greenGlas Chaisleán na Trá
Chartreuse (traditional)Chartreuse (traidisiúnta)
BlushBlush
Copper roseCopar ardaigh
Dark sky blueSpéir dorcha gorm
Bleu de FranceBleu de France
Bottle greenGlas buidéal
Burnt siennaSienna dóite
Dark greenGlas dorcha
French mauvemauve na Fraince
BlueGorm
AlabasterAlastar
Black coffeeCaife dubh
Black coralCoiréal dubh
Chocolate CosmosCosmos Seacláide
AuburnAuburn
Amaranth (M&P)Amaranth (M&P)
Caribbean greenGlas sa Mhuir Chairib
Blizzard blueBlizzard gorm
French limeaoil na Fraince
Fulvousfulachta
EbonyÉabhan
Baker-Miller pinkBaker-Miller bándearg
Field drabRéimse drab
Fire opalOpal dóiteáin
Carolina blueCarolina gorm
BeaverBeaver
Fuchsia (Crayola)Fuchsia (Crayola)
Deep Space SparkleSliocht Spáis Deep
Bud greenBud glas
Deep pinkbándearg domhain
Bittersweet shimmerSimmer searbh milis
Cerulean blueCerulean gorm
Dark electric blueGorm leictreach dorcha
Baby pinkLeanbh bándearg
Dark purpleCorcra dorcha
Forest green (Crayola)Faiche na foraoise (Crayola)
Cerulean (Crayola)Cerulean (Crayola)
Bright lilaclilac geal
AquamarineAquamarine
Blue-green (color wheel)Gorm-uaine (roth datha)
Cyber yellowCibear buí
ArtichokeArtichoke
Android greenGlas Android
Chili redChili dearg
Antique whiteBán antique
Dark slate blueScláta dorcha gorm
Amaranth purpleAmaranth corcra
CardinalCairdinéal
BronzeCré-umha
Cool greyCool liath
Apple greenÚll glas
Cyber grapefíonchaor cibear
Cobalt blueCóbalt gorm
EigengrauEigengrau
Beau blueBean gorm
CoquelicotCoquelicot
Dark green (X11)Glas dorcha (X11)
Cherry blossom pinkBláth silíní bándearg
Carrot orangeOráiste cairéad
CyanCian
Deep jungle greenGlas jungle domhain
Crimsoncorcairdhearg
Cerulean frostSioc cerulean
Carnation pinkCarnation bándearg
CitronCitron
Dark byzantiumByzantium dorcha
BluetifulGormfhlaith
Blue (pigment)gorm (lí)
Eton blueEton gorm
DrabDrab
Antique fuchsiaAntique fuchsia
ChampagneSeaimpín
DesertFásach
Bistre brownBistre donn
AzureAzure
CoralCoiréal
AvocadoAvocado
Denim blueDenim gorm
Bright greenGlas geal
Fuchsia roseFuchsia ardaigh
Alice blueAlice gorm
Dark orchidMagairlín dorcha
Deep sky blueSpéir gorm lúide
EggplantUbhthoradh
Baby blueLeanbh gorm
Charleston greenCharleston glas
FawnFathach
Battleship greyLong chogaidh liath
Cornsilkcornsilk
FandangoFandango
Army greenArm glas
Earth yellowDomhan buí
BrandyBranda
China roseD'ardaigh an tSín
BrownDonn
Cocoa browncócó donn
Cyan (process)Cian (próiseas)
Blue-grayGorm-liath
French beigebeige na Fraince
Barn redScioból dearg
Cadmium redCaidmiam dearg
Blue (NCS)Gorm (NCS)
Deep champagneChampagne domhain
Café noirCafé Noir
Blanched almondBlanched almond
Chocolate (traditional)Seacláid (traidisiúnta)
AmaranthAmaranth
CeladonCeladón
Crimson (UA)Crimson (UA)
African violetViolet Afracach
CarnelianCarnelian
Dark brownDonn dorcha
Chinese yellowSínis buí
Dutch whiteOllainnis bán
Chinese violetViolet na Síne
Brink pinkBruach bándearg
FuchsiaFuchsia
Bitter limeAoil searbh
French fuchsiafuchsia na Fraince
ByzantineByzantine
CanaryCanárach
Cadet blue (Crayola)Dalta gorm (Crayola)
Coral pinkCoral bándearg
FlameLasair
Blue bellCloigín gorm
British racing greenGlas rásaíocht na Breataine
CapriCapri
Champagne pinkChampagne bándearg
Amaranth pinkAmaranth bándearg
Air superiority blueUasghrádú aeir gorm
Dark salmonBradán dorcha
CornCorn
Antique brassPrás ársa
CamelCamail
AstronautSpásaire
CopperCopar
Dark liver (horses)Ae dorcha (capaill)
Dark redDearg dorcha
Egyptian bluegorm na hÉigipte
Dark olive greenGlas olóige dorcha
Charm pinkCharm bándearg
CG blueCG gorm
Fuchsia purpleFuchsia corcra
Bright navy blueGorm dubhghorm geal
Brilliant roseD'ardaigh iontach
Dark blue-grayGorm-liath dorcha
English vermillionvermillion Béarla
Buffbuff
Canary yellowBuí Chanáracha
Coyote brownCoyote donn
Arylide yellowArylide buí
Fluorescent blueGorm fluaraiseacha
CadetDalta
CreamUachtar
Fallowbranar
Brick redBríce dearg
Dark cyanCian dorcha
ErinErinn
Big dip o'rubySliotán mór ruby
Cadmium orangeOráiste caidmiam
Candy apple redCandy úll dearg
Dark slate grayScláta liath dorcha
Falu redFalu dearg
Atomic tangerinetangerine adamhach
Chocolate (web)Seacláid (gréasáin)
AlmondAlmond

 

Questions And Answers Related To Colors

Here are some of the most common questions about colors in Irish:

Irish SentencesEnglish Translations
Cén dath atá ar do shúile?What is your eye color?
Tá súile gorma orm.I have blue eyes.
Cén dath atá air seo?What color is this?
Is dath dearg é seo.This is red in color.
Céard é an dath is fearr leat?What is your favorite color?
Is é an dath is fearr liom glas.My favorite color is green.
Cad iad na dathanna ba cheart dom a úsáid sa phictiúr seo?What colors should I use in this painting?
Ba chóir duit dath óir a úsáid.You should use a gold color.
Conas ba cheart dom an dath seo a rá as Gaeilge?How should I say this color in Irish?
Is féidir leat a rá oráiste.You can say flannbhuí.
Cén dath ar mhaith leat a bheith ar do shuíomh?What color would you like to have on your site?
Teastaíonn roinnt jewelry uaim i ndath oráiste.I need some jewelry in orange color.
An bhfeiceann tú dath éadrom gorm ar an gcarr?Can you see the car in light blue color?

 

Want To Learn More About The Irish Gaelic?

Colors in Irish: A Painless Easy Guide For 2021

Which among those is your favorite color in Irish? Is it “rua”, “glas” or “uaine”? If you have already forgotten what the translation is, always remember that you can also use English words since most Irish locals primarily use English in day-to-day conversations.

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