1. Can you think of different idioms or expressions involving color?
  2. Can you think of some examples of camouflage in daily life?
  3. Colorful tattoos are becoming more popular in places like America. Do you think they will become as popular in your country? Why or why not? Would you ever get a tattoo? Why or why not?
  4. Do the color blind dream in color? Do you think people who are color blind can dream in color?
  5. Do you associate any colors with specific items, numbers, or letters not usually associated with color?
  6. Do you dream in color?
  7. Do you have a color that you hate? If so, what is it? Why do you hate it?
  8. Do you know anyone who has dyed their hair a strange color? (… an unnatural hair color such as blue or multiple shades?)
  9. Do you know anyone who is color blind?
  10. Do you like light or dark colors better?
  11. Do you think a person’s favorite color will always be his/her favorite color? Do favorite colors change throughout life?
  12. Do you think animals can see color?
  13. Do you think colors affect your mood?
  14. Do you think different colors have different meanings? If so, what do different colors mean?
  15. Do you think different cultures have different meanings for colors? What do the different colors mean in your culture?
  16. Do you think that certain colors are only for boys or only for girls?
  17. Does color affect your emotions?
  18. Have you ever seen a pet dog or cat with dyed fur?
  19. Have you ever tried to invent a new color? Try it right now: try to think of a color that doesn’t exist, one you’d like to see. What does it look like?
  20. How does black make you feel?
  21. How does blue make you feel?
  22. How does brown make you feel?
  23. How does green make you feel?
  24. How does grey make you feel?
  25. How does purple make you feel?
  26. How does red make you feel?
  27. How does white make you feel?
  28. How does yellow make you feel?
  29. How many colors are in the rainbow? What are they?
  30. How would you compare the feeling you get watching a movie in black and white to watching it in color?
  31. If you bought a car, what color would it be? 
  32. If you HAD to change your hair color, what color would you change it to?
  33. Imagine being in a room where everything is dark blue how would you feel? What if the room was red? Black? Yellow? Pink?
  34. Is color important to you?
  35. Most electronics are either black, silver or white. Why do you think this is? Do you think we will have more colorful electronics in the future?
  36. Pink and purple are rarely worn by men in western cultures, why do you think this is?
  37. This word is used when traveling: I bought a ticket on the red-eye flight. What might this mean?
  38. What does it means when someone says “you look green at the gills”?
  39. What color are the curtains in your bedroom?
  40. What color clothes do you like to wear?
  41. What color ink do you like using the most? What is the meaning of writing with black ink? What is the meaning of writing with green ink? What is the meaning of writing with red ink? What is the meaning of writing with blue ink?
  42. What color is money in your country?
  43. What color of paper do you like most if you want to write a letter to your friends or loved ones?
  44. What color shoes do you like to wear?
  45. What color toothbrush do you have? Does everyone in your family use a different color toothbrush?
  46. What color towels do you use?
  47. What colors are on your national flag?
  48. What colors do most color blind people not see?
  49. What colors do you think look good on you?
  50. What do the colors in your home country’s flag represent?
  51. What do you think is the best color for lens in sunglasses?
  52. What do you think is the strangest color for a car? How about a house? How about clothing? How about hair color?
  53. What do you think of orange?
  54. What does “a picture is worth a thousand words mean”?
  55. What does black-sheep of the family mean?
  56. What does it mean to “be yellow”?
  57. What does it mean to “feel blue”?
  58. What does it mean to “see red”?
  59. What does it mean to be “blacklisted”?
  60. What does it mean to be “the black sheep in the family”?
  61. What does it mean when someone says “he was black as an ace of spades”?
  62. What does it mean when someone says “I was so mad I was seeing red”?
  63. What does it mean when someone says he’s feeling blue?
  64. What does it means when someone says they are green with envy?
  65. What does the black sheep of the family mean?
  66. What expressions include colors and feelings? (ex. I feel blue, Green with envy, Red with rage, Turning red, Black circles under the eyes, You are turning blue (with the cold))
  67. What expressions include colors when discussing illness? (ex., white or pale, pink eye, black and blue for bruises, yellow fever)
  68. What is pink eye?
  69. What is the color of envy ?
  70. What is the color of the bedspread on your bed?
  71. What is the most memorable in advertisements or commercials for you? (ex. the music, colors, movement, message)
  72. What is your favorite color?
  73. What is your least favorite color?
  74. What would you think of life without colors? What do you think life would be like without colors? How would life change? What things wouldn’t change? Are color blind people completely blind to all colors?
  75. What’s a “black and white” matter.
  76. What’s a “black tie affair”?
  77. What’s the best color for a car?
  78. What’s the best color for a house?
  79. What’s the color for anger?
  80. What’s the color for cowardice?
  81. What’s the color for death?
  82. What’s the color for happiness?
  83. What’s the color for hatred?
  84. What’s the color for jealousy?
  85. What’s the color for passion?
  86. What’s the color for sadness?
  87. What’s your favorite color? Has your favorite color changed as you’ve grown older?
  88. Which colors do guys usually like more? How about girls?
  89. Which colors do you have to mix to get green? Orange? Purple? Black? Gray?
  90. Why do you think colors affect humans so much?
  91. Why do you think there is a difference?

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