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Colors by Letter

Name these colors. To help, we give you the first letter.
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First submittedMay 20, 2012
Last updatedAugust 31, 2016
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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 54
May 19, 2012
My monitor sucks. Beige, lavender, and white all look the same.
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level 53
Aug 31, 2016
Me too
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level 57
Apr 21, 2018
Colourblind?
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level 72
Jul 25, 2019
Beige doesn't look white here for me, but it does look pale gray.
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level 66
May 19, 2012
Could you accept ocre for ochre?
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level ∞
May 20, 2012
I guess so. :)
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level 77
May 11, 2014
Could you also accept Ogre?
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level 54
May 11, 2014
Ogre? Really?
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level 80
May 12, 2014
A joke, I think
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level 17
Oct 28, 2014
Dw, I thought the same thing when I saw the dark green colour for O :P
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level 46
Jun 8, 2018
Somebody once told me that that’s a dumb alternate spelling.
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level 72
Dec 3, 2018
Hell's Half Ocre.
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level 22
May 19, 2012
some the colors shown don't seem to be match what color they are said to be very well ... but other than that this was fun
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level 35
Jun 18, 2019
since your comment is from 2012, you probably just had poor colour reproduction on your monitor.
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level 38
Jun 19, 2019
I don't think that's it
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level 30
Jun 24, 2019
idk the one for violet still looks lavender :/
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level 34
May 19, 2012
Managed to get 17. Not bad considering I am color blind :-)))
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level 15
Jan 23, 2014
Wow! At least you did way better than me! And I'm not even color blind!
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level 79
Jun 13, 2018
I also guessed 23 and I mean guessed. I can't tell green from purple. I just started typing in words that I have heard other people use to describe colors and the first letters helped. That's why I don't even attempt the flag quizzes.
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level 41
May 19, 2012
Wow, managed to forget 26 colors!!
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level 33
Mar 9, 2017
22/43, as a portuguese native speaker...
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level 20
May 19, 2012
How did i forget russet... It is one of my school colours... Oh fail me!
+1
level 17
May 20, 2012
What about burgundy?
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level 77
May 11, 2014
yeah, it's kind of a big deal.
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level 46
May 11, 2014
Get out -.-
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level 36
May 20, 2012
Got 21... and really cool quiz.
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level 21
May 20, 2012
The crimson should be more scarlet...
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level 51
Mar 9, 2017
Yeah, that's not crimson. Crimson is REALLY bright red.
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level 20
May 21, 2012
I thought chartreusse was green....
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level 24
May 22, 2012
It's halfway between green and yellow. Personally, it looks more green to me, but not on this quiz.
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level 56
May 14, 2015
i thought it was a reddish color, don't ask me why. it just sounds red...
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level 61
Jun 19, 2019
the reusse (rose) I guess? I get a greyish/blue feel from it. Like the russian blue cat.

HAH! I looked it up and there is a cat breed called chartreux.. and it is.... grey(-blue) !! Like the russian blue :)

Guess my mind got it from somewhere !!

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level 14
May 24, 2012
awesome quiz :) I got stuck on beige cuz i didnt know how to spell it
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level 39
May 25, 2012
Should have gotten Cyan. Rainbow Dash will be disappointed!
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level 13
Aug 9, 2012
can perywinkle be accepted for periwinkle?
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level 63
May 26, 2017
No.
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level 61
Jun 19, 2019
Sound very reasonable (and also weird.. like a last name in a childrens book of a somewhat creepy character..)
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level 18
Oct 31, 2012
Ugh... I knew all the names once the quiz ended but I couldn't remember them all.
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level 44
Nov 3, 2012
You see, this is why "ish" is such a useful suffix. I see in shades of red-ish, blue-ish... etc.
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level 45
Aug 23, 2017
same
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level 61
Jun 19, 2019
-ish
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level 3
Nov 19, 2012
can you add Carmen (red) Ebony (black) and Ivory (white)
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level 63
May 26, 2017
*carmine
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level 34
Dec 25, 2012
On the computer, I can't see the difference between this beige, lavender, and white.
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level 26
Jun 28, 2013
I spelled it "Okra" Also, can we allow "Rust" for "Russet"?
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level 48
Jan 2, 2014
Okra is a vegetable!
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level 77
Aug 31, 2016
Orange is a fruit!
+12
level 79
Aug 31, 2016
Soylent Green is people!!
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level 80
Aug 31, 2016
Russet is a potato!
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level 67
Mar 9, 2017
And the geese are getting fat
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level 70
May 26, 2017
And Leon's getting larger!
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level 50
Feb 11, 2018
Guys, I don't know what your religion is, but I am interested in it.
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level 61
Jun 19, 2019
I am hungry!
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level 67
Sep 23, 2013
The horror. The horror.
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level 18
Nov 3, 2013
U can't just take a word and make it a color like olive or eggplant.
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level 18
Nov 3, 2013
and salmon too
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level 65
Apr 28, 2014
or peach or apricot!
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level 58
Mar 20, 2016
And Fuschia, which is a flower.
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level 49
May 12, 2014
Actually, you can. This is where all color words (with the exception of "red", which predates the English language) come from. "Orange" is named for the fruit. "Green" is named for the open area in the middle of a village. etc.
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level 67
Dec 11, 2015
Anyone who got 'Periwinkle' is just plain shellfish.
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level 76
May 25, 2017
Or a bloomin' idiot. I like periwinkle flowers (Vinca major) but they're considered a noxious weed in parts of the US.
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level 48
Dec 5, 2017
you gotta pay good money for noxious weed...but look out, it'll hit you hard
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level 61
Jun 19, 2019
and silver and gold, which are elements.

Really all the names come frome somewhere, some were just named more recent or are still more recognisable than others. I am not gonna go through the etymolgy of all of them ( but a few years ago I looked them all up) But some come from the regions some people heard or saw it from (like it happens with foodstuff too) and sometimes after the substance it was made from.

Crimson/carmine for instance are named after the insects it is made from. And it is also used as foodcoloring.. so if you eat food with E120 you are eating crushed scale insects..

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level 51
Jan 4, 2014
i got puce and sepia but forgot yellow and red
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level 15
Jan 23, 2014
I failed. I think I need to go back to kindergarten.... ()_() Ehhh...go figure.
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level 74
Feb 23, 2014
Can't believe I didn't get brown! 28/43 though!
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level 15
Mar 19, 2014
28/43 whoop quite proud :)
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level 71
Apr 28, 2014
Lots of those colors I don't know (like puce and cerise, which should at least look cherry red but doesn't even seem to), but I should have thought of teal by myself and probably sepia too. And I lyped "lilac" three times but couldn't think of anything else. Lavendar. Ugh.
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level 77
May 11, 2014
Had some trouble with C but did okay on the rest. Thanks go to my box of Crayola crayons I had as a child.
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level 59
Aug 23, 2017
I got more once I realized they were alphabetic within each letter. Well, duh. Can't believe I almost forgot green.
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level 66
May 11, 2014
From my crayon days as a child, it was called burnt sienna.
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level 82
May 11, 2014
They don't match the colours much, but something yellow-ish with a C or pink-ish with an F is a good enough clue for me. Just.. I think lavender should be a bit darker? It's hardly distinguishable from white. Anyway I had fun and actually I have *heard* of those colours before! Could "cadmium (yellow)" be accepted for chartreuse? It's also a yellow colour that starts with a C.
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level 24
May 11, 2014
Missed Auburn and Indigo. Dang
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level 24
May 13, 2014
100% with 3:20 left
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level 28
May 13, 2014
Sepia and russet look the same
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level 72
Jul 31, 2014
"beige" and "lavender" both display as light gray.
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level 58
Oct 28, 2017
Beige can be white if I'm not mistaken.
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level 67
Dec 29, 2018
Your mistaken.
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level 74
Jun 18, 2019
You're mistaken.
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level 21
Nov 17, 2014
Gee whiz if any of you have heard of synesthesia I have it and by god this was the most aggravating quiz I have ever taken in my life. If you don't know, synesthesis is (most commonly) a mental condition in which you associate letters, numbers, etc with colors and by god seeing just a letter with a totally off the wall unrelated color really messed me up! Proud of the fact that I was able to get some of the odd ones though. Couldn't make a perfect score but I did okay.
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level 61
Jun 19, 2019
I thought it was that you taste or smell stuff when you see things> Never heard it about letters and numbers. Maybe I am thinking of another term. It was when several of the senses, sight smell and taste sort of get their wires crossed and make connections that arent really there, so you sense something in connection with something.
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level 26
Nov 29, 2014
I gave up after 10 and then i just copied everything that everyone put in their comments, which boosted me up to 29! Thanks guys! Btw they need to change gold to make it look more realistic.
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level 61
Jun 19, 2019
or you could ve pressed give up and wrote all the answer down and take it again to get a perfect score... really what is the point.
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level 16
Feb 21, 2015
With all these colors I'm surprised ivory wasn't on the list!!
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level 29
Apr 16, 2015
sepia and russet look exactely the same
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level 76
Jun 24, 2015
Can "Lilac" be accepted for "Lavender"?
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level ∞
Mar 28, 2016
Yes
+2
level 28
Jun 24, 2015
im missed red somehow.....
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level 58
Nov 30, 2015
This was always going to be tricky one. The colour representation on different screens is wide open to interpretation. The chartreuse looks yellow on mine, and the ultramarine looks exactly the same as the navy blue.
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level 38
Dec 11, 2015
Thanks to uncle Vernon, most Potterheads should be fairly familiar with "puce" and "mauve", hehe.
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level 49
Jun 19, 2019
Also periwinkle and fuschia - I have heard / read these only in Harry Potter!
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level 53
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 41
Feb 13, 2016
Accept claret for crimson?
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level 65
May 8, 2016
Carmine should be also be accepted for Crimson. Same goes for Lilac for Lavender.
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level 15
May 25, 2016
black, grey and white are shades and do not count as colours.
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level 67
Mar 9, 2017
So if you ask someone "What colour is your car" they would not say Black but "it's a dark shade"?
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level 59
Jan 25, 2019
Actually black is either all colors or no colors, depending on whether it’s composed of pigment or light.
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level 26
Jul 7, 2016
43/43 with 5 seconds left lol
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level 60
Aug 31, 2016
Didn't know eggplant was a color. Good quiz!
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level 69
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 61
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 60
Aug 31, 2016
Got so caught up in figuring out the hard ones that I missed pink. PINK
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level 23
Aug 31, 2016
LAVENDER WHITE AND BEIGE LOOK ALL THE SAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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level 63
Aug 31, 2016
He said calmly.
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level 67
Mar 9, 2017
They did but there has been some changes since then.
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level 54
Aug 31, 2016
This quiz would be impossible without the first letters! Thanks, QM!
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level 55
Aug 31, 2016
i kept spelling "Maroon" as "Marron" because I'm a moron. Still, 34 ain't bad.
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level 46
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 66
Aug 31, 2016
I hate this quiz. Signed, partially colourblind user.
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level 62
Aug 31, 2016
I'm sure any colorblind person hates this quiz.
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level 61
Jun 19, 2019
seeing the colours hardly helped. The letters were more helpfull.
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level 50
Aug 31, 2016
Lol ... I missed red.
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level 85
Sep 4, 2016
No skobeloff? Zaffre? Scarcoline?
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level 69
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 57
Jan 2, 2017
"Oh that's puce." If someone can get that reference then they are awesome
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level 76
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 67
May 25, 2017
Who's your brother........ Banksy?
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level 80
Mar 9, 2017
Coral for Crimson?
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level 54
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 51
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 63
May 26, 2017
Eggplant??? Really?
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level 61
Jun 19, 2019
Or aubergine on the other side of the pond ;)
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level 36
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 19
Aug 23, 2017
i'm american how do you pronounce that word?
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level 43
Jul 8, 2018
aw-burr-jean
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level 67
Dec 29, 2018
O Ber Gene
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level 61
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 32
May 26, 2017
when you get sepia, russet and cerise but miss purple and pink
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level 47
May 26, 2017
Seriously, the worst color chips ever. Even taking into account every monitor is different, some of them are SUPER WAY OFF. :(
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level 74
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 19
Aug 23, 2017
Scoring You scored 39/43 = 91%. This beats or equals 98.6% of test takers
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level 29
Oct 2, 2017
The Chartreuse one can also be Canary Yellow.
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level 34
Oct 12, 2017
auburn and cyan on your colors dont look real
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level 46
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 61
Jun 19, 2019
Yea it discrimination
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level 41
Mar 31, 2018
Mispelled Grey!
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level 23
Apr 8, 2018
you could add vermillion for red...I don't think that's too obscure?
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level 61
Jun 19, 2019
Yea I knew a red one was missing, coulndt think of the word during the quiz
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level 24
Apr 22, 2018
I...... f-forgot pink......
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level 66
Apr 22, 2018
We have aubergine in UK, not eggplant - and they're not that colour :)
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level 69
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 69
Jun 18, 2019
Yeah, Taupe looks like olive. Orange looks gold. Mauve looks lavender. But most are great.
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level 28
Jan 29, 2019
I remember when there was a crayon color called "skin color"
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level 44
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 53
Apr 8, 2019
My memorizing crayon names at 5 years old finally pays off!!!
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level 68
Apr 24, 2019
Thanks to Tim Rice and Joseph for russet :)
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level 61
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 34
Jun 18, 2019
Chartreuse looks far too yellowish.
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level 29
Jun 19, 2019
I missed brown -_-
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level 39
Jul 25, 2019
Heard of 'aquamarine'; haven't heard of 'ultramarine'.