How to Express Colors in American Sign Language

By Adan R. Penilla, II, Angela Lee Taylor

Adding color to the canvas only brightens your repertoire of American Sign Language (ASL). This table gives you a start with the signs for basic colors.

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Here are some sentences that let you practice your newfound coloring skills:

  • English: Her dress is blue and white.

    Sign: HER DRESS — BLUE WHITE

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  • English: His tie is green.

    Sign: HIS TIE — GREEN

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  • English: Her purse was black leather.

    Sign: FINISH — HER PURSE — BLACK LEATHER

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