Turkish Colours, Turkish Colours

Turkish Colours, Turkish Colours

Turkish Colours


Turkish Colours







The Farsi Word: siyah
black is used for siyah zeytin black olives for eating.

Otherwise the word kara black is used for the colour black.

The figurative use is:
kara düşünceleri
[dark thoughts]


  • Another meaning of:
    kara is land, shore

  • karayolları
    land roads (network), main roads

  • karakuvetleri
    land forces

  • kara suları
    territorial waters

  • karaburun
    [LIT: land nose]
    peninsular




Turkish Qualities of Colours



  • The suffix -(i)mtrak is used with colours to produce adjectives of color quality:
    It retains the form -mtrak and does not follow vowel harmony rules.

  • karamtrak
    blackish, darkish, dusky

  • sarımtrak
    yellowish, sallow

  • mavimtrak
    blueish, blued, steel coloured

  • Sarımtırak altuni metalik rengi
    Yellowish golden metallic colour

  • -(i)msi is also used with colours to produce adjectives of color quality:
    This suffix follows vowel harmony rules.

  • morumsu
    purplish

  • mavimsi
    bluish











































































Turkish Colours.
Colour Intensified Color
Siyah Black Simsiyah Pitch Black
Kara Black Kapkara Pitch Black
Beyaz White Bembeyaz Snow White
Kırmızı Red Kıpkırmızı Bright Red
Mavi Blue Masmavi Bright Blue
Yeşil Green Yemyeşil Bright Green
Mor Purple Mosmor Deep Purple
Pembe Pink Pespembe Shocking Pink
Pembe Pink Tozpembe Light (dusty) Pink
Sarı Yellow Sapsarı Bright Yellow



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Renk Color
Açık Renkli Light
Açık Renkli Light Coloured
Açık yeşil Light green
Ak White
Al Red
Ala Variegated
Alacalı bulucalı Many coloured
Alaca buluca spotted
Altın Renkli Gold Coloured
Altuni Gold Coloured
Bej Beige
Bordo Claret
Boyalı Painted, (dyed)
Boz Grey, dun, sienna
Çim Rengi Lime colour
Çivit Rengi Indigo Colour
Eflatun Lilac
Galibarda Fuchsia
Gökkuşağı Rainbow
Gökkuşağı Renkli Rainbow Coloured
Gri Grey
Gül Rengi Rose colour
Gümüş Rengi Silver color
Gümüş Renkli Silver Coloured
Haki rengi Khaki, Olive drab
İki renkli, Çift Renkli Bi-coloured
Kahverengi Brown
Koyu Dark (coloured)
Koyu gri Dark grey
Koyu Renkli Dark Coloured
Koyu Yeşil Dark green
Lacivert Navy Blue
Menekşe Rengi Violet Colour
Metalik Rengi Metallic colour
Morumsu Kırmızı Renk Magenta
Nefti Dark Green
Nilgün Darkish Blue
Renk / Rengi Color / its colour
Renkli Coloured
Renkler Colours
Turkuvaz Turquoise
Turuncu Orange
Uçuk Renkli Lurid
Zeytin Rengi Olive Colour




The Old Turkish Words for Red Al and White Ak are mostly used in place names and family names.

Otherwise the words beyaz white kırmızı red are used

  • Alsancak Red Banner
    [an area of İzmir]

  • Akhisar Whitefort
    [a town in Turkey]

  • Bay Alkan Mr. Redblood

  • Alabalık Rainbow trout

  • The word kızıl means red-coloured and is only used in natural situations "red-head, red-beard, rd-wing, red deer"

  • Kızıldeniz the Red Sea

  • Kızılderili American Red-indian
    [LIT: red-coloured skinned]

  • kızılötesi infra-red

  • kızıl saçlı red haired

  • Kızılay the Red Crescent
    [same as The Red Cross health service.]

  • Kızılırmak the Red River
    [the longest river in Turkey.]


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