color Definition

  • 1the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light
  • 2pigmentation of the skin, especially as an indication of someone's race

Using color: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "color" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The color of the sky is blue.

  • Example

    She likes to wear bright colors.

  • Example

    The artist used a lot of warm colors in this painting.

  • Example

    The flag has three colors: red, white, and blue.

color Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for color

Antonyms for color

Idioms Using color

  • to make something more interesting or exciting


    She added some colorful anecdotes to her presentation to make it more engaging.

  • to see the color of someone's money

    to check whether someone has enough money to pay for something


    Before agreeing to start the project, the contractor wanted to see the color of their money.

  • to publicly declare one's opinions or intentions


    The politician nailed her colors to the mast by announcing her support for the controversial bill.

Phrases with color

  • a planned combination of colors that are used together to create a particular look or feel


    The interior designer suggested a color scheme of blues and greens for the living room.

  • unable to distinguish certain colors or perceive color differences


    He is color blind and cannot tell the difference between red and green.

  • a circular diagram of colors used to show the relationships between primary colors, secondary colors, and complementary colors


    Art students learn about the color wheel and how to use it to create harmonious color combinations.

Origins of color

from Old French 'color', from Latin 'color'


Summary: color in Brief

The term 'color' [ˈkʌlər] refers to the property of objects that produces different sensations on the eye due to the reflection or emission of light. It can also refer to pigmentation of the skin. 'Color' can be used in phrases like 'color scheme,' and idioms like 'to add color to something,' meaning to make it more interesting. It can also be used in expressions like 'to see the color of someone's money,' meaning to check if they have enough money to pay for something.

How do native speakers use this expression?