Amazing Kids! Magazine

Word Booster – Colors

By Olivia Pineda, Assistant Editor


Here are some unique color names (that you may or may not have heard of) which are used to describe unique color hues.

Aquamarine – a light blue

The sun glinted off of the ocean, turning the water a light aquamarine.

Beige – a color very close to white, but with a slight hint of brown

The beige carpeting looked almost like the white walls, but was not quite as bright.

Cerise – a dark pink

The cherries were a very dark cerise color.

Emerald – a green with more yellow than blue hues

Many of the vines crawling up the house’s walls were an emerald color.

Kelly green – a “true” green color

The plant’s stalks were a kelly green.

Lavender – a light purple

The color of the girl’s bedroom was light lavender.

Ochre – a light brown color

The desert, in the heat, was many shades of ochre.

Ultramarine – a dark blue color

As the submarine descended, the color looked like a brilliant shade of ultramarine.

Amber – a darker shade of yellow

The yellow light in a stoplight looks more like amber than true yellow.

Burgundy – a very dark pink

The color of the pressed flowers was a light burgundy.