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Colors by Letter

Name these colors. To help, we give you the first letter.
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Last updated: August 31, 2016
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First submittedMay 20, 2012
Times taken132,321
Average score53.5%
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Color
 
A
Auburn
 
B
Blue
 
B
Beige
 
B
Black
 
B
Brown
 
C
Cerise
 
C
Cerulean
 
C
Chartreuse
 
C
Crimson
 
C
Cyan
 
E
Eggplant
 
 
Color
 
F
Fuchsia
 
G
Gold
 
G
Gray
 
G
Green
 
I
Indigo
 
L
Lavender
 
M
Magenta
 
M
Maroon
 
M
Mauve
 
N
Navy Blue
 
O
Ochre
 
 
Color
 
O
Olive
 
O
Orange
 
P
Periwinkle
 
P
Pink
 
P
Puce
 
P
Purple
 
R
Red
 
R
Russet
 
S
Salmon
 
S
Scarlet
 
S
Sepia
 
 
Color
 
S
Sienna
 
S
Silver
 
T
Tan
 
T
Taupe
 
T
Teal
 
T
Turquoise
 
U
Ultramarine
 
V
Violet
 
W
White
 
Y
Yellow
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Level 39
Dec 11, 2015
Thanks to uncle Vernon, most Potterheads should be fairly familiar with "puce" and "mauve", hehe.
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Level 51
Jun 19, 2019
Also periwinkle and fuschia - I have heard / read these only in Harry Potter!
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Level 68
Dec 11, 2015
32 out of 43, not bad since I'm colourblind. And to be fair the ones I missed I've never even heard of anyway
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Level 49
Feb 13, 2016
Accept claret for crimson?
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Level 69
May 8, 2016
Carmine should be also be accepted for Crimson. Same goes for Lilac for Lavender.
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Level 36
Jul 7, 2016
43/43 with 5 seconds left lol
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Level 55
Aug 31, 2016
Didn't know eggplant was a color. Good quiz!
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Level 82
Aug 31, 2016
Well I did better than average, so I'm fairly sure I'm not colour blind. Still missed some obvious ones.
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
if you are colour blind you cant see the difference between green and red (generally), so it is most likely that you would ve found out much earlier in life.
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Level 68
Aug 31, 2016
Got so caught up in figuring out the hard ones that I missed pink. PINK
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Level 49
Aug 31, 2016
This quiz would be impossible without the first letters! Thanks, QM!
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Level 58
Aug 31, 2016
i kept spelling "Maroon" as "Marron" because I'm a moron. Still, 34 ain't bad.
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Level 59
Jun 8, 2018
You’re such a maroon moron. We should maroon you on maroon moron’s island with it’s maroon coloured sand and what not. Moron.
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Level 74
Aug 31, 2016
I hate this quiz. Signed, partially colourblind user.
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Level 60
Aug 31, 2016
I'm sure any colorblind person hates this quiz.
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
seeing the colours hardly helped. The letters were more helpfull.
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Level 55
Aug 31, 2016
Lol ... I missed red.
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Level 95
Sep 4, 2016
No skobeloff? Zaffre? Scarcoline?
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Level 72
Sep 4, 2016
Didn't get white. I thought there was no W answer. The color looked blank. Didn't even try.
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Level 93
Jan 2, 2017
"Oh that's puce." If someone can get that reference then they are awesome
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Level 75
Mar 9, 2017
I remembered a Tide commercial from the '70s which talked about the mom's school colors of pomegranate and puce. I'd never heard of puce at the time and had to look it up. Turns out it is just a "grayer" form of pomegranate.
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Level 24
Feb 8, 2017
FULL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, my brother helped me

hi hi

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Level 71
May 25, 2017
Who's your brother........ Banksy?
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Level 74
Mar 9, 2017
Coral for Crimson?
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Level 51
Mar 9, 2017
Great quiz, enjoyed it. I hear the comments about the exact shade but was close enough for me and you gave us the first letter to help, anyway. Nice one
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Level 43
Mar 9, 2017
And to think, these only actually exist in our minds...Black and white aren't colors.
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Level 63
May 25, 2017
I have never heard of Cerise, Cerulean or Russet before. And I know more colours than this. I'm surprised jade or cobalt weren't on this quiz...
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Level 65
May 26, 2017
Eggplant??? Really?
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
Or aubergine on the other side of the pond ;)
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Level 32
May 26, 2017
I had to google what an 'eggplant' was and couldn't believe that that's what Americans call aubergines! Eggplants?! Wtf - where did they get that from?
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Level 16
Aug 23, 2017
i'm american how do you pronounce that word?
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Level 44
Jul 8, 2018
aw-burr-jean
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Level 71
Dec 29, 2018
O Ber Gene
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
o bur sjien

And I just found out that the word aubergine actually comes from the arabic word for eggplant ! Now that is new :)

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Level 43
Jun 10, 2022
It's actually pronounced baa-thin-jaan(باثنجان) in Arabic :)
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Level 59
Sep 28, 2021
A bit like 195 countries call it Football and the US calls it Soccer. You have your own words for stuff. Eggplant is one of these.
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Level 28
May 26, 2017
when you get sepia, russet and cerise but miss purple and pink
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Level 45
May 26, 2017
Seriously, the worst color chips ever. Even taking into account every monitor is different, some of them are SUPER WAY OFF. :(
+2
Level 82
Jun 18, 2019
Yeah... Could you state your source, Quizmaster? Then we'd know where to direct our anger. ;-) Perhaps you could redo this quiz using Pantone chips?
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Level ∞
Jun 18, 2019
Wikipedia. Pantone colors aren't going to show up the same on every monitor.
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Level 16
Aug 23, 2017
Scoring

You scored 39/43 = 91%.

This beats or equals 98.6% of test takers

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Level 34
Oct 2, 2017
The Chartreuse one can also be Canary Yellow.
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Level 47
Oct 12, 2017
auburn and cyan on your colors dont look real
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Level 59
Dec 11, 2017
I think having one colour per letter would be better than an imbalance where some letters have 4 colours and others have 1
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
Yea it discrimination
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Level 60
Mar 16, 2023
This way there's a more gradual distribution. That would cause the quiz to appeal much more to harder audiences and would be a bit discouraging to less color-wise quizzers.
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Level 38
Mar 31, 2018
Mispelled Grey!
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Level 21
Apr 8, 2018
you could add vermillion for red...I don't think that's too obscure?
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
Yea I knew a red one was missing, coulndt think of the word during the quiz
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Level 25
Apr 22, 2018
I...... f-forgot pink......
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Level 80
Apr 22, 2018
We have aubergine in UK, not eggplant - and they're not that colour :)
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Level 71
Jan 14, 2019
Taupe seems totally completely wrong to me. And I disagree slightly with a lot of your shades and tones slightly but they all seem close enough and it was a fun quiz.

For me, ultramarine and cerulean are color words I never use but, even though I didn't get them: auburn, eggplant, chartreuse, and more . . . all legit. Just that taupe . . .

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Level 71
Jun 18, 2019
Yeah, Taupe looks like olive. Orange looks gold. Mauve looks lavender. But most are great.
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Level 45
Jan 29, 2019
I remember when there was a crayon color called "skin color"
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Level 76
Apr 4, 2019
I remember the revelation at age 6 or so that we could also call it 'peach' and feel more dignified/non-racist, although one person still called it 'the colour of your skin' (only ever to white people, in my limited experience). This contrived and uninteresting anecdote is why I want 'peach' accepted for pink, and add a pink that looks more like your fuchsia.
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Level 46
May 19, 2021
Wait, the "sKiN cOlOr" crayon wasn't just in a slightly controversial Studio C sketch?
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Level 48
Apr 8, 2019
My memorizing crayon names at 5 years old finally pays off!!!
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Level 84
Apr 24, 2019
Thanks to Tim Rice and Joseph for russet :)
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Level 81
Jun 18, 2019
I'm finally forgetting the chorus, apparently (30 years later). It was one of 5 that I missed - I knew there was a section I was dropping out and that was in there. But I tried scarlet, black, ochre and peach right in line.... 3 out of 4 ain't bad....
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Level 63
Jun 18, 2019
Chartreuse looks far too yellowish.
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Level 43
Jun 19, 2019
I missed brown -_-
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Level 50
Jan 30, 2020
Wow. Got 30 and only bad miss was navy
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Level 18
Feb 20, 2020
I got Sienna first... hmm I wonder why
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Level 67
Jan 18, 2021
Maybe you ve watched Bob Ross?
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Level 84
Sep 26, 2021
Bob Ross gave me sienna, but cost me hwite.
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Level 44
Mar 10, 2020
Hm, couldn't you add a D color with the yellowish-green color Dandelion
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Level 59
Nov 2, 2020
Why is Ruby not on here? I thought that was what the red one was.
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Level 56
Feb 27, 2021
I would like to thank Pokemon for helping me get "cerulean" :>
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Level 67
Mar 30, 2021
I was surprised I didn't see any Pokemon comments until yours, it was the first thing I thought of
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Level 85
Sep 26, 2021
I'd have to thank "The Devil Wears Prada" for getting cerulean.
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Level 44
Mar 22, 2021
😑 I can't believe I missed magenta...😑😑😑
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Level 69
Mar 30, 2021
If Eggplant had been put in as E or A I probably would have got it. Aubergine!!
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Level 22
Apr 30, 2021
I got all easyyyy lesss gooo
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Level 57
Jul 17, 2021
whats ur fav colour?
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Level 67
Jul 27, 2021
29
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Level 60
Aug 25, 2021
Rust for R?
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Level 44
Sep 26, 2021
White is shown black if you are using dark mode
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Level ∞
Sep 26, 2021
Fixed. Hope you are liking the new dark mode!
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Level 77
Sep 26, 2021
Wikipedia customer service are very helpful and friendly!
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Level 71
Sep 27, 2021
Yes, Customer Service was very satisfactory
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Level 63
Mar 15, 2024
Never let me down so far...
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Level 78
Sep 26, 2021
What is the difference between plum & puce?
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Level 57
Sep 27, 2021
I can’t believe I actually got 29 on this one! Usually I don’t do very good on “common knowledge” quizzes. I did some painting a couple years back which helped me get some of the more uncommon ones like ultramarine and ochre.
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Level 48
Sep 28, 2021
Eggplant is generally a term only used in the USA. Aubergine is the term used by most of the world. It should probably be accepted as an answer. Side notes - Often clothing will be described even in the USA as "aubergine" - sounds fancier than eggplant. Also, Eggplant/Aubergine varieties come in many different colors, white, black, purple skinned and probably some other colors I am not aware of.
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Level 57
Sep 29, 2021
I agree. I was born and raised in the US, and have lived here all of my life. I've never even been to another country. And I was stumped on the "E" color until I realized that the color was aubergine and remembered that aubergine is called that because it's the name of the food that we call eggplant. I've eaten eggplant, but I've never, ever bought an "eggplant" sweater.
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Level 68
Sep 28, 2021
Couldn't get through to the Wikipedia Customer Service team. I won't give up.
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Level 68
Sep 28, 2021
Fun quiz. Though I think taupe is not that colour.
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Level 89
Oct 30, 2021
Any goofy color name like cerulean, chartreuse, mauve, fuschia, puce, I just assume is pink or purple and forget about it.
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Level 83
Dec 5, 2021
Cherry should be accepted for cerise as it is the English translation of the French word.
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Level 78
Dec 16, 2021
Do you also want Turkish for Turquoise?
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Level 89
Jan 23, 2022
Seeing as cherry red is a far more common color description than cerise...
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Level 53
Mar 22, 2022
34/43... Some mention-able colors that I missed included navy, teal, and turquoise... we don't talk about that...
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Level 57
Jan 18, 2023
Turqouis was apparently wrong, can this spelling be added?
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Level 19
Feb 16, 2023
These colors don't seem to match up with the colors Google says lol
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Level 49
May 2, 2023
you should add different shades for each color. as an example, violet could be #710080 or #da6eeb which look completely different
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Level 64
Jul 2, 2023
1 minute silence for everyone who clicked the wikipedia link...
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Level 76
Sep 24, 2023
What about cobalt or cornflower instead of cerulean?
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Level 45
Feb 7, 2024
Accept Kobe for Sienna?
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Level 63
Mar 15, 2024
took me forever. Hard quiz.
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Level 45
Mar 15, 2024
31/43! Still mad that I missed Violet.