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American Sign Language: ASL Colors

Updated on December 4, 2011

Black

Index finger slides across the brow.
Index finger slides across the brow.

White

Palm is set open palm on the chest, then slides out and the fingers close.
Palm is set open palm on the chest, then slides out and the fingers close.

Grey

Open fingers slide back and forth in front of the chest.
Open fingers slide back and forth in front of the chest.

Blue

B hand twists back and forth.
B hand twists back and forth.

Red

Index finger slides down the chin.
Index finger slides down the chin.

Brown

B hand-shape slides down the side of the face from top to jaw.
B hand-shape slides down the side of the face from top to jaw.

Green

G hand-shape shakes back and forth.
G hand-shape shakes back and forth.

Yellow

Y hand twists back and forth.
Y hand twists back and forth.

Orange

A closed fist is held to the chin and slightly opens and closes.
A closed fist is held to the chin and slightly opens and closes.

Pink

P hand-shape is held to the chin and the middle finger is slid down the chin.
P hand-shape is held to the chin and the middle finger is slid down the chin.

Purple

P hand-shape is twisted back and forth.
P hand-shape is twisted back and forth.

Tan

T hand-shape is slid down the face from the temple to the jaw line.
T hand-shape is slid down the face from the temple to the jaw line.

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      BJ Penn 5 years ago

      Thanks!!

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      Destint 4 years ago

      I've heard orange is the same for the color and the fruit... is that true?

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      Mary Maddux 4 months ago from Western Mass.

      this blog is super helpful, thank you!

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