Romulans have a different sense of color than Humans, and thus their words for colors do not always correspond to ours. Though Romulans see roughly the same spectrum that Humans do, their eyes process light differently. They favor darker shades and colors over brighter ones.

Below are the names of the standard colors in the Rihan language.

akhiy black
shæni purple
shibæ red-violet
mneani red
tæmon reddish-orange
khoey orange
mneihy reddish-brown
nneihe yellowish-brown
lhaiy blue
steki sky blue
ehrie green (blood colored)
saiy yellowish-green
isneih bright yellow
rhaimn dull yellow
aye white