The colors in Chinese (颜色; yánsè) are expressed by adding the particle 色 (sè) to the name of the color. This helps to identify the color itself as opposed to another noun that contains it.
For example, in English there is the color "orange", but also the fruit with the same name. Well, to avoid any confusion about to which you are referring to, the colors in Chinese have the particle 色 (sè).
|Purple / violet
When you want to indicate the color of an object, you must add the particle 的 (de) after the name of the color. Let's see some examples:
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