Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

Every ball has quite a different colour from each other.

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    Color requires an article. Every ball... from every other ball or Each ... from all the other balls but not Every ... from each other. Each other is reciprocal. Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 0:18
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    Or, you can finesse the question by saying "Each ball has a unique color." Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 3:00
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    Actually, a better sentence (consistent with the actual picture) and without changing the example sentence structure would be: "Each ball is colored differently." A reader of the original sentence would assume that each ball is mono-colored/shaded and would not mentally visualize the above image. If you only use "color", then you would have to use modifiers: color scheme, color pattern, color mix, etc. Alternately, you can make 'color" plural in this context.
    – Gary
    Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 16:37

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Many ways you can describe that including StoneyB's two options.

For instance,

Every ball has a different color from every other ball
Each ball has a different color from all the other balls, or simply...
All balls are of different colors

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