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Named Colours

Specifying colours

You can specify colours in HTML and CSS by their colour name or by their RGB hexadecimal value, eg: 

    <font color="purple">     or    <font color="#800080">

In CSS you can also use RGB decimal values, eg:

    P { color: rgb(128,0,128); }

 

Using colour sets

When working with colour names, there are two colour sets you can use:  the VGA color set and the X11 colour names.

VGA colour set

The VGA colour set comprises 16 colours that can always be rendered correctly, regardless of the colour resolution of the user's display card. These colours are:

Fuchsia Aqua Yellow White
Purple Teal Olive Silver
Blue Lime Red Gray
Navy Green Maroon Black
X11 colour names

The X11 colour names are an extended set of colours  that are supported by Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 3.0+) and Netscape Navigator (versions 2.0+).  These colour names are represented in the following table, together with their corresponding Hex value, RGB value and Microsoft Access code number.  (Colours marked with an asterisk* are included in the VGA colour set).

 

To view a colour in more detail, click the colour's name in the third column.  The background will change to this colour and you will be able to see how the colour appears in relation to other colours in the list.

To return to a white background, just click the refresh button on your browser.

 

Colour Name Col Select a Colour Hex R G B Access
lightpink   lightpink #FFB6C1 255 182 193 12695295
pink   pink #FFC0CB 255 192 203 13353215
crimson   crimson #DC143C 220 20 60 3937500
lavenderblush   lavenderblush #FFF0F5 255 240 245 16118015
palevioletred   palevioletred #DB7093 219 112 147 9662683
hotpink   hotpink #FF69B4 255 105 180 11823615
deeppink   deeppink #FF1493 255 20 147 9639167
mediumvioletred   mediumvioletred #C71585 199 21 133 8721863
orchid   orchid #DA70D6 218 112 214 14053594
thistle   thistle #D8BFD8 216 191 216 14204888
plum   plum #DDA0DD 221 160 221 14524637
violet   violet #EE82EE 238 130 238 15631086
fuchsia*   fuchsia* #FF00FF 255 0 255 16711935
fuchsia*   fuchsia* #FF00FF 255 0 255 16711935
darkmagenta   darkmagenta #8B008B 139 0 139 9109643
purple*   purple* #800080 128 0 128 8388736
mediumorchid   mediumorchid #BA55D3 186 85 211 13850042
darkviolet   darkviolet #9400D3 148 0 211 13828244
darkorchid   darkorchid #9932CC 153 50 204 13382297
indigo   indigo #4B0082 75 0 130 8519755
blueviolet   blueviolet #8A2BE2 138 43 226 14822282
mediumpurple   mediumpurple #9370DB 147 112 219 14381203
mediumslateblue   mediumslateblue #7B68EE 123 104 238 15624315
slateblue   slateblue #6A5ACD 106 90 205 13458026
darkslateblue   darkslateblue #483D8B 72 61 139 9125192
ghostwhite   ghostwhite #F8F8FF 248 248 255 16775416
lavender   lavender #E6E6FA 230 230 250 16443110
blue*   blue* #0000FF 0 0 255 16711680
mediumblue   mediumblue #0000CD 0 0 205 13434880
darkblue   darkblue #00008B 0 0 139 9109504
navy*   navy* #000080 0 0 128 8388608
midnightblue   midnightblue #191970 25 25 112 7346457
royalblue   royalblue #4169E1 65 105 225 14772545
cornflowerblue   cornflowerblue #6495ED 100 149 237 15570276
lightsteelblue   lightsteelblue #B0C4DE 176 196 222 14599344
lightslategray   lightslategray #778899 119 136 153 10061943
slategray   slategray #708090 112 128 144 9470064
dodgerblue   dodgerblue #1E90FF 30 144 255 16748574
aliceblue   aliceblue #F0F8FF 240 248 255 16775408
steelblue   steelblue #4682B4 70 130 180 11829830
lightskyblue   lightskyblue #87CEFA 135 206 250 16436871
skyblue   skyblue #87CEEB 135 206 235 15453831
deepskyblue   deepskyblue #00BFFF 0 191 255 16760576
lightblue   lightblue #ADD8E6 173 216 230 15128749
powderblue   powderblue #B0E0E6 176 224 230 15130800
cadetblue   cadetblue #5F9EA0 95 158 160 10526303
darkturquoise   darkturquoise #00CED1 0 206 209 13749760
azure   azure #F0FFFF 240 255 255 16777200
lightcyan   lightcyan #E0FFFF 224 255 255 16777184
paleturquoise   paleturquoise #AFEEEE 175 238 238 15658671
aqua*   aqua* #00FFFF 0 255 255 16776960
aqua*   aqua* #00FFFF 0 255 255 16776960
darkcyan   darkcyan #008B8B 0 139 139 9145088
teal*   teal* #008080 0 128 128 8421376
darkslategray   darkslategray #2F4F4F 47 79 79 5197615
mediumturquoise   mediumturquoise #48D1CC 72 209 204 13422920
lightseagreen   lightseagreen #20B2AA 32 178 170 11186720
turquoise   turquoise #40E0D0 64 224 208 13688896
aquamarine   aquamarine #7FFFD4 127 255 212 13959039
mediumaquamarine   mediumaquamarine #66CDAA 102 205 170 11193702
mediumspringgreen   mediumspringgreen #00FA9A 0 250 154 10156544
mintcream   mintcream #F5FFFA 245 255 250 16449525
springgreen   springgreen #00FF7F 0 255 127 8388352
mediumseagreen   mediumseagreen #3CB371 60 179 113 7451452
seagreen   seagreen #2E8B57 46 139 87 5737262
honeydew   honeydew #F0FFF0 240 255 240 15794160
darkseagreen   darkseagreen #8FBC8F 143 188 143 9419919
palegreen   palegreen #98FB98 152 251 152 10025880
lightgreen   lightgreen #90EE90 144 238 144 9498256
limegreen   limegreen #32CD32 50 205 50 3329330
lime*   lime* #00FF00 0 255 0 65280
forestgreen   forestgreen #228B22 34 139 34 2263842
green*   green* #008000 0 128 0 32768
darkgreen   darkgreen #006400 0 100 0 25600
lawngreen   lawngreen #7CFC00 124 252 0 64636
chartreuse   chartreuse #7FFF00 127 255 0 65407
greenyellow   greenyellow #ADFF2F 173 255 47 3145645
darkolivegreen   darkolivegreen #556B2F 85 107 47 3107669
yellowgreen   yellowgreen #9ACD32 154 205 50 3329434
olivedrab   olivedrab #6B8E23 107 142 35 2330219
ivory   ivory #FFFFF0 255 255 240 15794175
beige   beige #F5F5DC 245 245 220 14480885
lightyellow   lightyellow #FFFFE0 255 255 224 14745599
lightgoldenrodyellow   lightgoldenrodyellow #FAFAD2 250 250 210 13826810
yellow*   yellow* #FFFF00 255 255 0 65535
olive*   olive* #808000 128 128 0 32896
darkkhaki   darkkhaki #BDB76B 189 183 107 7059389
palegoldenrod   palegoldenrod #EEE8AA 238 232 170 11200750
lemonchiffon   lemonchiffon #FFFACD 255 250 205 13499135
khaki   khaki #F0E68C 240 230 140 9234160
gold   gold #FFD700 255 215 0 55295
cornsilk   cornsilk #FFF8DC 255 248 220 14481663
goldenrod   goldenrod #DAA520 218 165 32 2139610
darkgoldenrod   darkgoldenrod #B8860B 184 134 11 755384
floralwhite   floralwhite #FFFAF0 255 250 240 15792895
oldlace   oldlace #FDF5E6 253 245 230 15136253
wheat   wheat #F5DEB3 245 222 179 11788021
orange   orange #FFA500 255 165 0 42495
moccasin   moccasin #FFE4B5 255 228 181 11920639
papayawhip   papayawhip #FFEFD5 255 239 213 14020607
blanchedalmond   blanchedalmond #FFEBCD 255 235 205 13495295
navajowhite   navajowhite #FFDEAD 255 222 173 11394815
antiquewhite   antiquewhite #FAEBD7 250 235 215 14150650
tan   tan #D2B48C 210 180 140 9221330
burlywood   burlywood #DEB887 222 184 135 8894686
darkorange   darkorange #FF8C00 255 140 0 36095
bisque   bisque #FFE4C4 255 228 196 12903679
linen   linen #FAF0E6 250 240 230 15134970
peru   peru #CD853F 205 133 63 4163021
peachpuff   peachpuff #FFDAB9 255 218 185 12180223
sandybrown   sandybrown #F4A460 244 164 96 6333684
chocolate   chocolate #D2691E 210 105 30 1993170
saddlebrown   saddlebrown #8B4513 139 69 19 1262987
seashell   seashell #FFF5EE 255 245 238 15660543
sienna   sienna #A0522D 160 82 45 2970272
lightsalmon   lightsalmon #FFA07A 255 160 122 8036607
coral   coral #FF7F50 255 127 80 5275647
orangered   orangered #FF4500 255 69 0 17919
darksalmon   darksalmon #E9967A 233 150 122 8034025
tomato   tomato #FF6347 255 99 71 4678655
salmon   salmon #FA8072 250 128 114 7504122
mistyrose   mistyrose #FFE4E1 255 228 225 14804223
lightcoral   lightcoral #F08080 240 128 128 8421616
snow   snow #FFFAFA 255 250 250 16448255
rosybrown   rosybrown #BC8F8F 188 143 143 9408444
indianred   indianred #CD5C5C 205 92 92 6053069
red*   red* #FF0000 255 0 0 255
brown   brown #A52A2A 165 42 42 2763429
firebrick   firebrick #B22222 178 34 34 2237106
darkred   darkred #8B0000 139 0 0 139
maroon*   maroon* #800000 128 0 0 128
white*   white* #FFFFFF 255 255 255 16777215
whitesmoke   whitesmoke #F5F5F5 245 245 245 16119285
gainsboro   gainsboro #DCDCDC 220 220 220 14474460
lightgrey   lightgrey #D3D3D3 211 211 211 13882323
silver*   silver* #C0C0C0 192 192 192 12632256
darkgray   darkgray #A9A9A9 169 169 169 11119017
gray*   gray* #808080 128 128 128 8421504
dimgray   dimgray #696969 105 105 105 6908265
black*   black* #000000 0 0 0 0

 

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