Words for colours in Korean, with native Korean and Sino-Korean words for each colour. The Sino-Korean ones are followed by hanja.
The Korean word for colour is 색 [色] (saek). Colour names can include this word, or it can be omitted.
검은색 (geo-meun-saek); 까만색 (kka-man-saek); 흑 [黑] (heuk) - black
하얀색 (ha-yan-saek); 흰색 (hin-saek); 백 [白] (baek) - white
빨간색 (ppal-kkan-saek); 적 [赤] (jeok); 홍 [紅] (hong) - red
노란색 (no-ran-saek); 황 [黃] (hwang) - yellow
Shades of yellow
파란색 (pa-ran-saek) - blue / blue-green; 청 [靑] (cheong) - blue
Shades of blue
녹색 [綠色] (nok-saek); 녹 [綠] (nok); 초록색 [草綠色] (cho-rok-saek) - green
Shades of green
갈색 [褐色] (gal-saek) - brown
분홍색 [粉紅色] (bun-hong-saek) - pink
오렌지색 (o-ren-ji-saek); 주황색 (ju-hwang-saek) / 주황 [朱黃] (ju-hwang) - orange
회색 (hoe-saek); 회 [灰] (hoe) - grey
Shades of grey
보라색 (bo-ra-saek); 자주색 (ja-ju-saek); 자주 [紫朱] (ja-ju) - purple
Some information about Korean colours provided by Ngah, with corrections by John Olson
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Korean text transliterated using Hong's Hangul Conversion Tools
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