We live in a world of colors and in learning French it will be very beneficial to learn these words. Whether you are describing things that you like or the colors in nature you will find these words to be very useful. In French “color words” are adjectives and must agree in gender with the noun that they’re describing.
To get a good grasp of how these words work I strongly suggest Frenchtoday.com’s audio course: Describe This! Mastering French Adjectives. You’ll see that Teacher Camille does an amazing job thoroughly explaining these words and their tricky agreements.
|blanc white||bleu blue|
|bleu clair light blue||bleu foncé dark blue|
|multicolore muli-colored||rose pink|
|gris grey||rouge red|
|vert green||marron brown|
|noir black||violet purple|
|argenté silver||beige beige|
|jaune yellow||turquoise turquoise|
|orange orange||doré golden|
Gender: Masculine and Feminine For French Colors
One thing that I did not mention in the lesson is that colors are actually adjectives and in French you need to change the adjective to masculine, feminine, masculine plural and feminin plural forms depending on the noun that it’s describing. For example, if you want to say a white house you would say, “Une maison blanche”. Blanche is the feminine singular form of white. If you want to say “white houses” you must say, “Des maisons blanches”. That is the feminine plural form of white.
In the table below you will see all the colors mentioned in this video as well as their masculine, singular and plural forms. If this causes confusion please let me know in the comments section below and I will make a video exploring this topic.
|Masculine Singular||Feminine Singular||Masculine Plural||Feminine Plural|
|light blue||bleu clair||bleu claire||bleu claires||bleu claires|
|dark blue||bleu foncé||bleu foncée||bleu foncés||bleu foncéees|