What are the different options for using colors predicatively? Particularly monosyllabic colors like 红, 蓝, 黃 that can appear with or without 色.
For context, here is a sentence using 红色 predicatively taken from a random Wikipedia article.
你 的 汽车 是不是 红色 的?
ni3 de0 qi4che1 shi4bu2shi4 hong2se4 de0
you DE car COP-not-COP red DE
Is your car red?
The declarative form of this sentence is
你 的 汽车 是 红色 的.
ni3 de0 qi4che1 shi4 hong2se4 de0.
However, 红 is a verb by itself (unlike 咖啡色).
Is it possible to use 红 as the predicate of that sentence without the 是...的 construction? What are the different ways to use a short color as a predicate?
I can think of a few potential ways to do it, but none of them seem to work.
A) ?你 的 汽车 红
?ni3 de0 qi4che1 hong2
(A) seems weird because the predicate is only one syllable. I think it breaks a Mandarin prosodic constraint.
B) ?你 的 汽车 很 红
?ni3 de0 qi4che1 hen3 hong2
(B) also seems odd, but I can't really say why.
C) ?你 的 汽车 红色
?ni3 de0 qi4che1 hong2se4.
(C) seems strange. I'm pretty sure 红色 is a noun and therefore cannot form a predicate by itself.
This question is similar to this one, but is not a duplicate of it because it's specifically about what things are allowed or disallowed in predicate position and why.