Names for Colors: 160 Ideas To Inspire Your Next Project (With Hex Codes!)

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Are you searching for names for colors for your next project? Or are you are trying to choose your brand colors? No matter what you’re going to use colors for if you’re looking for a color name list you’ve come to the right place.

Colors can be overwhelming because let’s face it, there are so many of them! Have you ever thought about how many different ways you can say blue or red?!

That is why I put together this color thesaurus for you complete with colors with hex codes. To use this color thesaurus you can easily scroll through to find names and pictures of all colours.

Once you find the color you’re looking for, you’ll find inspiring names for colors to choose from to add to your brand colors or your next graphic design project for your blog or business.

Towards the end of this article, I’ll also tell you how to create colorful graphics like a pro for free! Be sure to read until the end to find out what it is! Enjoy!

Shades of Red Names

First off we have red! When you think of red you may think of a classic bright red but there are so many beautiful shades of red from rose red to roof terracotta!

  • Indian Red #CD5C5C
  • Roof Terracotta #A44A4A
  • Light Coral #F08080
  • Red Orange #FF5349
  • Salmon #FA8072
  • Rose Red #FF033E
  • Dark Salmon #E9967A
  • Dark Red #A30000
  • Light Salmon #FFA07A
  • Free Speech Red #D10000
  • Crimson #DC143C
  • Bittersweet #FF5C5C
  • Red #FF0000
  • Burgundy #BA0F30
  • Fire Brick #B22222
  • Chili Pepper #DF362D

Names for Pink

I love pink! Pink is the perfect color choice for adding a feminine touch to any design or space.

It comes in so many beautiful shades from pink lace to brilliant rose.

Names for Colors to Inspire Your Next Project (With Hex Codes!) | Names for Pink | Just Jes Lyn
  • Pink #FFC0CB
  • We Peep #FFD1D7
  • Light Pink #FFB6C1
  • Pink Lace #FFCDD5
  • Hot Pink #FF69B4
  • Tea Rose #FF87C3
  • Deep Pink #FF1493
  • Lavender Pink #FF9FD3
  • Medium Violet Red #C71585
  • Mulberry #D2449D
  • Pale Violet Red #DB7093
  • Coral #FB8DA0
  • Fushia #FB4570
  • Bright Pink #FC6A8D
  • Brilliant Rose #FF45B5
  • Illusion #FDA0B6
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Names for Orange

How gorgeous is this palette of witty color names for orange?

All of these warm color names remind me of a beautiful Fall day!

Names for Colors to Inspire Your Next Project (With Hex Codes!) | Names for Orange | Just Jes Lyn
  • Light Salmon #FFA07A
  • Rose Bud #FFAD8F
  • Coral #FF7F50
  • Ecstasy #CC6640
  • Tomato #FF6347
  • Trinidad #CC4F39
  • Orange Red #FF4500
  • Harley Davidson Orange #CC3700
  • Dark Orange #FF8C00
  • Tenne (Tawny) #CC7000
  • Orange #FFA500
  • Yellow Orange #FFAE42
  • Burnt Orange #CC5500
  • Tango #D67733
  • Sunset Orange #FF5349
  • Salmon #FF756D

Names for Yellow

Yellow adds a beautiful fresh splash of color to any design! You can learn how to mix different colors by exploring color palettes!

Names for Colors to Inspire Your Next Project (With Hex Codes!) | Names for Yellow | Just Jes Lyn
  • Gold #FFD700
  • Yellow Orange #FFAE42
  • Light Yellow #FFFFE0
  • Chardonnay #FFBE68
  • Light Goldenrod Yellow #FAFAD2
  • Papaya Whip #FFEFD5
  • Moccasin #FFE4B5
  • Peach Puff #FFDAB9
  • Lemon Chiffon #FFFACD
  • Shalimar #FDFDAB
  • Pastel Yellow #FDFD96
  • Yellow #FFFF00
  • Gorse #FFFF33
  • Laser Lemon #FFFF5C
  • Witch Haze #FFFF7D
  • Canary #FFFF97

Shades of Purple Names

These shades of purple names range from lavender to indigo. Using purple in a design or space can give it a royal look!

Names for Colors to Inspire Your Next Project (With Hex Codes!) | Names for Purple | Just Jes Lyn
  • Lavender #E6E6FA
  • Thistle #D8BFD8
  • Plum #DDA0DD
  • Violet #FFBE68
  • Orchid #DA70D6
  • Medium Orchid #BA55D3
  • Magenta #FF00FF
  • Medium Purple #9370DB
  • Blue Violet #8A2BE2
  • Rebecca Purple #663399
  • Dark Violet #9400D3
  • Dark Orchid #9932CC
  • Purple #800080
  • Dark Magenta #8B008B
  • Indigo #4B0082
  • Dark Slate Blue #483D8B

Green Color Names

These green color names will add a natural element to a design and brighten it up!

I love using earthy tones in my home and designs.

Use them next time you create a graphic for your Instagram or Facebook accounts!

Names for Colors to Inspire Your Next Project (With Hex Codes!) | Names for Green | Just Jes Lyn
  • Green Yellow #ADFF2F
  • Chartreuse #7FFF00
  • Lime #00FF00
  • Lawn Green #7CFC00
  • Lime Green #32CD32
  • Pale Green #98FB98
  • Medium Spring Green #00FA9A
  • Light Green #90EE90
  • Spring Green #00FF7F
  • Medium Sea Green #3CB371
  • Forest Green #228B22
  • Sea Green #2E8B57
  • Green #008000
  • Dark Green #006400
  • Dark Olive Green #556B2F
  • Yellow Green #9ACD32
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Blue Names

These blue names will inspire you to add cool tones to your designs because there are so many cool color names for blue. Blue comes in so many gorgeous shades from midnight blue to blue purple shades!

Names for Colors to Inspire Your Next Project (With Hex Codes!) | Names for Blue | Just Jes Lyn
  • Midnight Blue #191970
  • Navy #000080
  • Dark Blue #00008B
  • Medium Blue #0000CD
  • Blue #0000FF
  • Royal Blue #4169E1
  • Dodger Blue #1E90FF
  • Cornflower Blue #6495ED
  • Deep Sky Blue #00BFFF
  • Light Sky Blue #87CEFA
  • Light Blue #ADD8E6
  • Sky Blue #87CEEB
  • Powder Blue #B0E0E6
  • Light Steel Blue #B0C4DE
  • Cadet Blue #5F9EA0
  • Steel Blue #4682B4

Names for Brown

Have you ever thought about how many different shades of brown there are?! Check out the unique color names for brown below!

Names for Colors to Inspire Your Next Project (With Hex Codes!) | Names for Brown | Just Jes Lyn
  • Corn Silk #FFF8DC
  • Blanched Almond #FFEBCD
  • Bisque #FFE4C4
  • Navajo White #FFDEAD
  • Wheat #F5DEB3
  • Burly Wood #DEB887
  • Tan #D2B48C
  • Rosy Brown #BC8F8F
  • Sandy Brown #F4A460
  • Goldenrod #DAA520
  • Dark Goldenrod #B8860B
  • Peru #CD853F
  • Chocolate #D2691E
  • Saddle Brown #8B4513
  • Sienna #A0522D
  • Brown #A52A2A

Names for White

Are you thinking of adding a fresh burst of white to your next project?! Here are some more names for colors that describe all the different shades of white!

Check out all of these witty color names – aren’t they all so beautiful?!

Names for Colors to Inspire Your Next Project (With Hex Codes!) | Names for White | Just Jes Lyn
  • White #FFFFFF
  • Snow #FFFAFA
  • Honeydew #F0FFF0
  • Mint Cream #F5FFFA
  • Azure #F0FFFF
  • Alice Blue #F0F8FF
  • Ghost White #F8F8FF
  • White Smoke #F5F5F5
  • Seashell #FFF5EE
  • Beige #F5F5DC
  • Old Lace #FDF5E6
  • Floral White #FFFAF0
  • Ivory #FFFFF0
  • Antique White #FAEBD7
  • Linen #FAF0E6
  • Misty Rose #FFE4E1
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Names for Gray

Last but not least are the many unique color names for gray!

Some people may not think gray is a pretty or exciting color but I just love all the different shades of gray!

Names for Colors to Inspire Your Next Project (With Hex Codes!) | Names for Gray | Just Jes Lyn
  • Gainsboro #DCDCDC
  • Light Gray #D3D3D3
  • Silver #C0C0C0
  • Whisper #E5E5E5
  • Nobel #9A9A9A
  • Very Light Grey #CDCDCD
  • Dark Gray #A9A9A9
  • Gray #808080
  • Dim Gray #696969
  • Light Slate Gray #778899
  • Grey Chateau #92A0AD
  • Mid Grey #5F6D7A
  • Fiord #4C5762
  • Slate Gray #708090
  • Dark Slate Gray #2F4F4F
  • Black #000000

How to Create Colorful Graphics Like a Pro

Now that you have had a chance to review all of these creative color names it’s time to start designing your next project! You can create unique designs with a graphic design maker like Picmonkey or Canva.

Using a graphic design maker app to create graphics will allow you to easily type in hex code for the exact colors you want and create graphics for your blog, business, or personal use that stand out from the crowd!

I personally have been using Canva for years to create all of the graphics for this blog.

I love how easy it to use and bonus – it’s FREE! Can’t get better than that!

Set up your own Canva account here.

You can use it to create your own color palettes, graphics, logos, and more! They also have a pro version that gives you a ton of extras like a huge library of premium stock photos plus so much more!

Try Canva Pro for free right here!


I hope you enjoyed all of these fun names for colors. On this all color name list there are so many colors to choose from!

Which ones will you use in your next project? Tell me in the comments! I’d love to see your designs!


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