Here are some common colour idioms and expressions. Are any of these similar in your language?
When something is black and white it is very clear to understand and decide if you think it is good or bad.
'This is a black and white situation. You are either with us or against us.'
To be a black sheep means that you are considered as an embarrassment to the rest of the group.
'When I got my nose pierced I became the black sheep of my family.'
To feel a little depressed or sad.
'The bad weather is making me feel a little blue.'
Something which happens out of the blue is a surprise. It means that we were not expecting it to happen.
'I haven't seen them for years and then they call me out of the blue.'
To be browned off means that you are annoyed by something or someone.
'My colleague is really browning me off. He's so lazy.'
Being green means that you have no experience.
'You can tell that he's never worked as a waiter before. He seems green. He doesn't know what he is doing.'
This simply means that you are very envious
'I was green with envy when I saw my neighbour's new car!'
We are in the pink when we are in good health or in a perfect condition.
'I've been in the pink since I started going to the gym.'
To be tickled pink means that you are very happy about something.
'We were tickled pink to hear that she's having a baby.'
To paint the town red means to go out and have a great time.
'There's nothing better than going out and painting the town red after a hard week at work.'
We are seeing red when we are very angry about something.
'My father was seeing red when I crashed his car!
A white elephant refers to something that is useless and very expensive to keep.
'He pays a lot of money on rent for his restaurant, but he has very few customers. It's a white elephant.'
A white lie is a very small lie that we tell so that we do not cause any trouble.
'A told my wife a white lie. I said that her new hairstyle is nice, but I don't really like it.'
You are yellow when you are too scared to do something. To have no courage.
'Tina was too yellow to go on the roller-coaster!'