Spanish Easy Review Quiz - Vocabulary - Adding to the Color Palette (Questions)

This Spanish Easy Review vocabulary quiz will cover a wider range of colors to add to your Spanish color palette vocabulary. If you have not already done so, you might want to check out the Spanish Easy Review quiz titled A Rainbow of Colors as it contains a listing of the more common colors. However, the world is filled with a plethora of many colors beyond the basic common ones so let’s stretch beyond the common with the following list.

Some of these will take a bit of practice saying over and over again before they feel natural to you. Remember that whenever a vowel has an accent mark, that vowel gets a stronger sound to it.

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When you have said each word several times, and learned how to spell each word, move onto the quiz section.

English Spanish Pronounced (Phonetically) As:
amber ámbar ărm-băr
auburn caoba că-ō-bă
blond rubio rū-bē-ō
brunette morena mō-rā-nă
fuchsia fucsia foo-sē-ă
lavender lavanda lă-văn-dă
maroon granate gră-nă-tā
mauve malva măl-vă
midnight blue negro azulado nā-grō ă-zū-lă-dō
peach melocotón mā-lō-cō-tōn
periwinkle bígaro bē-gă-rō
turquoise turquesa tore-kāy-să

Below are ten sentences with a color word capitalized. See if you can find the Spanish or English counterpart to the capitalized color.

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1. My mother used to have AUBURN hair.
[ ] granate
[ ] bígaro
[ ] caoba
[ ] rubio
2. Martha wanted to wear a PEACH dress to the prom.
[ ] malva
[ ] melocotón
[ ] morena
[ ] bígaro
3. Granny bought some PERIWINKLE towels for her bathroom.
[ ] bígaro
[ ] malva
[ ] negro azulado
[ ] morena
4. Her favorite dishes were the GRANATE ones.
[ ] mauve
[ ] amber
[ ] maroon
[ ] lavender
5. The show horse had a RUBIO mane.
[ ] auburn
[ ] amber
[ ] brunette
[ ] blond
6. The new rug had a hint of MAUVE in it.
[ ] negro azulado
[ ] caoba
[ ] morena
[ ] malva
7. Do girls with BRUNETTE hair get more dates?
[ ] morena
[ ] melocotón
[ ] caoba
[ ] bígaro
8. She absolutely loved the LAVANDA roses!
[ ] lemon
[ ] lavender
[ ] pink
[ ] violet
9. Their new school uniforms were NEGRO AZULADO.
[ ] black and blue
[ ] periwinkle
[ ] midnight blue
[ ] maroon
10. The water was crystal clear and looked like TURQUOISE.
[ ] melocotón
[ ] caoba
[ ] granate
[ ] turquesa
Spanish Easy Review Quiz - Vocabulary - Adding to the Color Palette (Answers)
1. My mother used to have AUBURN hair.
[ ] granate
[ ] bígaro
[x] caoba
[ ] rubio
The Spanish word for the color auburn is caoba.
2. Martha wanted to wear a PEACH dress to the prom.
[ ] malva
[x] melocotón
[ ] morena
[ ] bígaro
The Spanish word for the color peach is melocotón.
3. Granny bought some PERIWINKLE towels for her bathroom.
[x] bígaro
[ ] malva
[ ] negro azulado
[ ] morena
The Spanish word for the color periwinkle is bígaro.
4. Her favorite dishes were the GRANATE ones.
[ ] mauve
[ ] amber
[x] maroon
[ ] lavender
The Spanish word granate means maroon.
5. The show horse had a RUBIO mane.
[ ] auburn
[ ] amber
[ ] brunette
[x] blond
The Spanish word rubio means blond.
6. The new rug had a hint of MAUVE in it.
[ ] negro azulado
[ ] caoba
[ ] morena
[x] malva
The Spanish word for the color mauve is malva.
7. Do girls with BRUNETTE hair get more dates?
[x] morena
[ ] melocotón
[ ] caoba
[ ] bígaro
The Spanish word for the color brunette is morena.
8. She absolutely loved the LAVANDA roses!
[ ] lemon
[x] lavender
[ ] pink
[ ] violet
The Spanish word lavanda means lavender.
9. Their new school uniforms were NEGRO AZULADO.
[ ] black and blue
[ ] periwinkle
[x] midnight blue
[ ] maroon
The Spanish word negro azulado means midnight blue.
10. The water was crystal clear and looked like TURQUOISE.
[ ] melocotón
[ ] caoba
[ ] granate
[x] turquesa
The Spanish word for the color turquoise is turquesa.