Unique and Beautiful Color-inspired Dog Names for Your Puppies

It is really a hard work to name your puppy, especially if you want something different. Colors are a good resource for dog names.

Color words evoke certain images, it goes with a dog’s coat color or your favorite color, and you can develop a visually inspired color-themed dog name for your puppy.

Every color has tons of shades within it, and there lies some pretty spectacular dog names. You can use the basic color word or one of the many other words from the same palette to name your beloved dog. Check out our great collection of colorful dog names with wonderful shades here at idognames.com and get your own inspirations. 

Black Dog Names

Black is the color of coal, ebony, and of outer space. It is the darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light. Carbon, Ebony, Inky, Jet, Knight, Onyx, Spade and Zorro are all cool black dog names. 

Batman - American cultural icon, a fictional superhero character

Blackberry - prickly shrub with small edible berries

Blackjack - leather covered hand weapon

Carbon - one of the few elements known since antiquity

Charcoal - light black residue consisting of carbon

Coal - combustible black sedimentary rock from rock strata

Crow - member of a widely distributed genus of birds

Darkness - the polar opposite to brightness

Ebony - black wood dense enough to sink in water

Eightball - the black ball in pool, numbered "8"

Guinness - popular Irish dry stout

Inky - liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes

Jet - black gemstone

Knight - person granted an honorary title of knighthood

Magpie - bird of the corvidae family

Night - the period of time between the sunset and the sunrise

Ninja - covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan

Noir - the French word for black

Onyx - gemstone with bands of different colors

Panther - black leopard

Phantom - something elusive, a ghost

Raven - corvus with black plumage and large beaks

Rook - member of the crow family

Sable - species of marten which inhabits forest environments

Shadow - an area where direct light cannot reach

Sooty - black or darker hairs mixed into a horse's coat

Spade - one of the four French suits commonly used in playing cards

Tar - mixture of hydrocarbons and free carbon in black

Vader - the central fictional character in the Star Wars universe

Zorro - Spanish for fox, a character created by Johnston McCulley

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White Dog Names

White is the color of milk and fresh snow, the color produced by the combination of all the colors of the visible spectrum. Best white dog names include Angel, Cloud, Cotton, Daisy, Ivory, Lily, Snow, and Tofu

Angel – spirit or messenger with feathered wings on their backs

Cloud - visible mass suspended in the atmosphere

Cotton - soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll

Crystal - form of matter significant in chemistry and mineralogy

Daisy – flower composed of white petals and a yellow center

Dove - small kind of pigeon that is not domesticated

Feather - epidermal growth that form the distinctive outer covering

Frost - the solid deposition of water vapor from humid air

Golf - stuffed leather ball

Ice - transparent, water frozen into a solid state

Ivory - hard, white material, derived from the tusks and teeth of animals

Lily - herbaceous flowering plant with large prominent flowers

Milk - white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals

Moon - the Earth's only natural satellite

Pigeon - stout-bodied bird with short necks

Pearl - round and smooth object produced by a living shelled mollusc

Snow - granular material composed of small ice particles

Star - massive, luminous sphere of plasma

Sugar - sweet powder from sugar cane

Tofu - known as bean curd, a food in soft white blocks

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Gray Dog Names

Grey or gray is an intermediate color between black and white. Grey is a neutral or achromatic color, meaning literally that it is a color "without color." Fog, Slate, Stone, and Wolf are unique dog names. 

Fog - collection of liquid water droplets suspended in the air

Gray - intermediate color between black and white

Silver - a soft, white, lustrous transition metal

Slate - fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock

Smoke - a collection of airborne solid and liquid particulates

Steel - alloy of iron with carbon

Sterling - alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver

Stone - naturally occurring solid aggregate of one or more minerals

Wolf - canid native to the wilderness and remote areas

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Yellow Dog Names

Yellow is commonly associated with gold, wealth, sunshine, reason, happiness, optimism and pleasure, but also with envy, jealousy and betrayal. Blondie, Flax, Saffron, and Sunny are good choices of yellow dog names. 

Amber - fossilized tree resin

Blonde - hair color with low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin

Blondie - brownie made without chocolate

Cream - the pastel colour of yellow

Ecru - the shade greyish-pale yellow or a light greyish-yellowish brown

Flax - pale yellowish-gray color named after flax seeds

Giallo - Italian for "yellow"

Gold - soft and malleable metal with a bright yellow color and luster

Honey - sweet food made by bees using nectar from flowers

Maize - large grain plant domesticated by indigenous peoples

Marigold - a plant in the genus Calendula of the family Asteraceae

Ochre - natural earth pigment ranges from yellow to deep orange

Saffron - spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus

Sunflower - annual plant grown as a crop

Sunny - an abundance of sunlight

Sunshine - portion of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun

Topaz - a silicate mineral of aluminium and fluorine

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Orange Dog Names

Orange is a colour located between red and yellow on the spectrum of light, it is commonly associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, fire, activity, danger, taste and aroma, the autumn season, and Protestantism. 

Apricot - light yellowish-orangish color similar to the color of apricots

Blaze - a hue used to set objects apart from their surroundings

Champagne - wine produced from grapes of Champagne region of France

Clementine - a hybrid between a mandarin and a sweet orange

Peach - the pale pinkish-orange color of the fruit of the Peach tree

Pumpkin - plant that refers to certain cultivars of squash

Salmon - a range of pale pinkish-orange to light pink colors

Tangerine - orange-colored citrus fruit related to the mandarin orange

Tenne - a stain of orange, brown or orange-tawny colour

Primrose - a family of herbaceous flowering plants with about 24 genera

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Brown Dog Names

Brown is mixed together red, orange and yellow. The color is seen widely in nature, in wood, soil, and human hair color. There are many brown dog breeds such as Irish setter, Bloodhound and Chow Chow. Cocoa, Sandy, Hazel, and Ginger are best brown dog names. 

Auburn - reddish-brown color

Beige - a range of pale brownish or yellowish colors

Bronze - an alloy consisting primarily of copper

Brown - the color of dark wood or rich soil

Chocolate - a tone of dark brown that resembles chocolate

Cocoa - a version of the color chocolate

Coffee - color of an unroasted coffee bean

Fawn - a light yellowish tan colour

Ginger - used to describe red-headed people in modern-day UK

Hazel - a hazelnut has a thin, dark brown skin

Sandy - a shade of brown

Sepia - a reddish-brown color

Sienna - an earth pigment in yellow-brown

Taupe - a dark tan, sometimes grayish brown or brownish gray

Umber - natural brown or reddish-brown earth pigment

Mahogany - a reddish brown color inspired by the wood

Cinnamon - a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees

Tawny - a light brown to brownish-orange color

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Red Dog Names

Red is the color most commonly associated with heat, activity, passion, sexuality, anger, love, and joy. In China and many other Asian cultures, it is the color of happiness. Apple is a cool red dog names, although it also can be a green one. Cherry, Coral, Foxy, Phoenix, Poppy, Ruby, Scarlet, and Sherry are all great red dog names, despite the coat color of your dogs. 

Alizarin - the most common red dye from antiquity

Amaranth - a bright reddish crimson rose color

Apple - the skin of ripe apples is generally red

Burgundy - a dark red color associated with the Burgundy wine

Cardinal - a vivid red gets name from the cassocks worn

Carmine - the general term for some deep red colors slightly purplish

Carnelian - a brownish-red mineral used as a semi-precious gemstone

Cerise - a deep to vivid pinkish red

Cherry - the juicy fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus

Coral - a pinkish orange colour

Crimson - a strong, deep red color

Garnet - a group of silicate minerals usedas gemstones and abrasives

Foxy - a comic strip character in The Topper

Magenta - a violet-red or purplish-red color

Persimmon - the color of the persimmon fruit

Phoenix - a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn

Pink - a pale red color from the flower of the same name

Poppy - a flowering plant

Red - the color of blood

Robin - American robin has a reddish-orange breast

Rouge - the French word for "red"

Rose – the most popular rose is red in color

Rowan - fruit of rowan is bright orange or red in most species

Ruby - pink to blood-red colored gemstone

Rusty - something covered with rust

Sangria - a typical beverage from Spain and Portugal

Scarlet - a bright tone of red that is slightly toward orange

Sherry - a fortified wine made from white grapes of Spain

Vermilion - brilliant red or scarlet pigment

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Blue Dog Names

In U.S. and European, blue is overwhelmingly the most popular colour. It is commonly associated with the sky, the sea, ice, cold, and sometimes with sadness. There are few dog breeds in blue, but Australian Cattle Dog has a blue coat. Check out our blue dog names at the below list:  

Aqua - color exactly halfway between green and blue

Azure - the color of the sky on a clear summer's day

Bluebell - a bulbous perennial plant with violet-blue flowers

Blue - the color of the clear sky and the deep sea

Cerulean - a color term between blue and cyan

Cobalt - a rich blue color to glass, glazes and ceramics

Cyan - a greenish-blue color

Denim - a sturdy cotton twill textile in blue

Duke - Duke University teams are known as the Blue Devils

Indigo - the color between blue and violet

Jean - jeans were dyed to a blue color using natural indigo dye

Marine - an infantry force that specializes in naval operations

Navy - sea-based waterborne military

Ocean - the water reflects the color of the sky

Sapphire – “blue stone” in Greek

Sky - a clear cloudless day-time sky is blue

Steel - a shade of blue that resembles blue steel

Turquoise - an opaque, blue-to-green mineral

Green Dog Names

Green is the color most commonly associated with nature, youth, spring, hope and envy. Although there are no dog breeds in green, you can name your puppy a green name if it is your favorite color. Emerald, Hunter, Ivy, Jade, Kelly, Olive, and Sage are best green dog names. 

Beryl - precious blue-green color-of-sea-water stone

Bud - undeveloped or embryonic shoot occurs in the axil of a leaf

Celadon - a pale, sea-green pigment

Chartreuse - a color halfway between yellow and green

Chlorophyll - gives leaves their green color

Chloris - greenish-yellow

Cyan - a greenish-blue color

Emerald – a gemstone colored green

Fern - vascular plants with stems and leaves

Forest - an area with a high density of trees

Holly - evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs, and climbers

Hunter - Hunter green is a color worn by hunters

Ivy - evergreen climbing or ground-creeping woody plants

Jade - an ornamental rock

Khaki - a light shade of yellow-green

Kelly - a school color for Manhattan College

Linen - a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant

Midori - the Japanese word for "green"

Moss - a small, soft, non-vascular plant without flowers or seeds

Myrtle - the color of the leaves of the Myrtle plant

Olive - shades of green to yellow

Pear - tree and shrub species of genus Pyrus

Pine - evergreen, coniferous resinous trees

Sage - a grey-green resembling that of dried sage leaves

Tea - a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour

Teal - a low-saturated color, a bluish-green to dark medium

Viridian - a blue-green pigment composed more of green than blue

Willow - show a great variety of greens, ranging from yellowish to bluish

Purple Dog Names

Purple often signifies royalty or regality. Today it is still used by the British Royal Family and other royalty in Europe as a ceremonial color on special occasions. Come on and pick a purple dog name if purple or violet is your favorite color. Iris, Lilac, Pansy, and Violet are awesome purple dog names. 

Amethyst - a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry

Fuchsia - a vivid purplish red color

Heather - include the cranberry, blueberry, huckleberry, azalea and more

Heliotrope - a pink-purple tint with the color of the heliotrope flower

Hyacinth - a small genus of bulbous flowering plants

Iris - shades ranging from blue-violet to violet

Lavender - a pale tint of violet

Lilac - a light purple color typical of most lilac flowers

Mauve - a pale purple color named after the mallow flower

Orchid - a bright rich purple color of the orchidaceae flower

Pansy - hybrid plants of the Viola genus

Thistle - a pale purplish color resembling the thistle plant

Tyrian - a reddish-purple natural dye

Violet - a bright bluish purple color named after the violet flower

Wisteria - a light medium violet color

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