Colours - need synonyms please!

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I'm a teacher, spending my 'holiday' doing all sorts of tasks that I don't get time for in term-time. I've spent today compiling an epic list of synonyms for all sorts of words (nice, said, walk, etc).

Now I'm doing colours. I cannot find my ancient printed thesaurus and the Microsoft one is crap for colours. If I paste my list of colour words so far, can you wise MNers please add any more that you can think of?

flowers to you all [thanks, gratitude, appreciation, recognition, cheers, ta!]

yellow lemon amber sand gold blonde sunny saffron

red scarlet ruby crimson blush ruby
burgundy garnet cherry bloodshot
claret rust ruddy magenta

pink cerise fuchsia rosy salmon

purple mauve lilac heliotrope
violet lavender amethyst plum

black jet coal midnight
darkness shadowy night

blue navy azure teal
sapphire turquoise indigo royal
cobalt ultramarine cerulean

green emerald grassy pea
apple lime sage spinach
aquamarine olive pine khaki

orange peach carrot coral
tangerine cantaloupe apricot titian

white ivory snowy fair
chalky milky frosted silvery
icy pallid wan

brown tawny beige russet
tan brunette chocolate coffee
fawn taupe mushroom

grey fog cloud leaden
overcast steely gloomy dull
dreary

Rhyming pairs for jellyfish sounds like a challenge I can't resist!

Wiggly squiggly

Squashy washy

Stinging flinging (?)

Clear dear

Wobbly bobbly

Andro Mon 05-Aug-13 11:52:59

(I would also love a copy of your list)

No rhyming pairs but:

Graceful
painful
colourful

Jellyfish have tentacles,
But don't wear spectacles.

They float in the sea.
You cure their stings with wee.

Link to TES for the list so far.

Thank you again everyone for your input. DD and I are working on part 2 of the list already. smile

janji Tue 06-Aug-13 00:44:17

My list was:
Swishy
Squishy
Wiggly
Squiggly
Floaty
Graceful
Wriggly
Swirly
Whirly
Jolly
Gliding
Swooshy
Whooshy

Keep em coming. Loving this thread!smile

sliding
drifting
stinging
trailing
dangling

(I have now asked for this to be moved to the Staffroom smile)

OOoh what a fab thread.
Paint charts and nail varnishes always good for inspiration.
Now in the Staffroom

flowers

NoComet Tue 27-Aug-13 01:38:27

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