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HTML Colors

HTML Colors

Working with colors can be a lot of fun, but rarely do people considier working with Hex codes as fun. In order to make things a little easier for web developers, the CSS Web Standards committee defined 17 colors that you can use by name.

 

White
ffffff
Fuchsia
ff00ff
Aqua
00ffff
Yellow
ffff00
Silver
c0c0c0
Red
ff0000
Orange
ffa500
Lime
00ff00
Olive
808000
Purple
800080
Blue
0000ff
Green
008000
Gray
808080
Maroon
800000
Navy
000080
Teal
008080
Black
000000
 

 

There are a few different ways of applying a color in CSS. The results are exactly the same in the following examples:

strong {color: green; }
strong {color: #00ff00; }
strong {color: rgb(0%, 100%, 0%); }
strong {color: rgb(0, 255, 0); }

 

A large number of other colors were defined in a standard called: HTML+, which unfortunately never really got off the ground. Those colors are supported by most browsers. They are:

Color Hex Code Click to see a full page sample.
AliceBlue#F0F8FF
AntiqueWhite#FAEBD7
Aqua#00FFFF
Aquamarine#7FFFD4
Azure#F0FFFF
Beige#F5F5DC
Bisque#FFE4C4
Black#000000
BlanchedAlmond#FFEBCD
Blue#0000FF
BlueViolet#8A2BE2
Brown#A52A2A
Burlywood#DEB887
CadetBlue#5F9EA0
Chartreuse#7FFF00
Chocolate#D2691E
Coral#FF7F50
CornflowerBlue#6495ED
Cornsilk#FFF8DC
Crimson#DC143C
Cyan#00FFFF
DarkBlue#00008B
DarkCyan#008B8B
DarkGoldenrod#B8860B
DarkGreen#006400
DarkGrey#A9A9A9
DarkKhaki#BDB76B
DarkMagenta#8B008B
DarkOliveGreen#556B2F
DarkOrange#FF8C00
DarkOrchid#9932CC
DarkRed#8B0000
DarkSalmon#E9967A
DarkSeaGreen#8FBC8F
DarkSlateBlue#483D8B
DarkSlateGray#2F4F4F
DarkTurquoise#00CED1
DarkViolet#9400D3
DeepPink#FF1493
DeepSkyBlue#00BFFF
DimGrey#696969
DodgerBlue#1E90FF
Firebrick#B22222
FloralWhite#FFFAF0
ForestGreen#228B22
Fuchsia#FF00FF
Gainsboro#DCDCDC
GhostWhite#F8F8FF
Gold#FFD700
Goldenrod#DAA520
Green#008000
GreenYellow#ADFF2F
Grey#808080
Honeydew#F0FFF0
HotPink#FF69B4
IndianRed#CD5C5C
Indigo#4B0082
Ivory#FFFFF0
Khaki#F0E68C
Lavender#E6E6FA
LavenderBlush#FFF0F5
LawnGreen#7CFC00
LemonChiffon#FFFACD
LightBlue#ADD8E6
LightCoral#F08080
LightCyan#E0FFFF
LightGoldenrod#EEDD82
LightGoldenrodYellow#FAFAD2
LightGreen#90EE90
LightGrey#D3D3D3
LightPink#FFB6C1
LightPurple#800080
LightSalmon#FFA07A
LightSeaGreen#20B2AA
LightSkyBlue#87CEFA
LightSlateBlue#8470FF
LightSlateGrey#778899
LightSteelBlue#B0C4DE
LightYellow#FFFFE0
Lime#00FF00
LimeGreen#32CD32
Linen#FAF0E6
Magenta#FF00FF
Maroon#B03060
MediumAquamarine#66CDAA
MediumBlue#0000CD
MediumOrchid#BA55D3
MediumPurple#9370DB
MediumSeaGreen#3CB371
MediumSlateBlue#7B68EE
MediumSpringGreen#00FA9A
MediumTurquoise#48D1CC
MediumVioletRed#C71585
MidnightBlue#191970
MintCream#F5FFFA
MistyRose#FFE4E1
Moccasin#FFE4B5
NavajoWhite#FFDEAD
NavyBlue#000080
OldLace#FDF5E6
Olive#808000
OliveDrab#6B8E23
Orange#FFA500
OrangeRed#FF4500
Orchid#DA70D6
PaleGoldenrod#EEE8AA
PaleGreen#98FB98
PaleTurquoise#AFEEEE
PaleVioletRed#DB7093
PapayaWhip#FFEFD5
PeachPuff#FFDAB9
Peru#CD853F
Pink#FFC0CB
Plum#DDA0DD
Plum1#FFBBFF
Plum2#EEAEEE
Plum3#CD96CD
Plum4#8B668B
PowderBlue#B0E0E6
Purple#A020F0
Red#FF0000
RosyBrown#BC8F8F
RoyalBlue#4169E0
SaddleBrown#8B4513
Salmon#FA8072
SandyBrown#F4A460
SeaGreen#2E8B57
Seashell#FFF5EE
Sienna#A0522D
SilverGrey#C0C0C0
SkyBlue#87CEEB
SlateBlue#6A5ACD
SlateGrey#708090
Snow#FFFAFA
SpringGreen#00FF7F
SteelBlue#4682B4
Tan#D2B48C
Teal#008080
Thistle#D8BFD8
Tomato#FE6347
Turquoise#40E0D0
Violet#EE82EE
VioletRed#D02090
Wheat#F5DEB3
White#FFFFFF
WhiteSmoke#F5F5F5
Yellow#FFFF00
YellowGreen#9ACD32

 

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