Colour

Colour, on a computer monitor, is created by mixing values of red, green and blue referred to as the rgb value. Full red/green/blue is white and the absence of red/green/blue is black. The colour attribute can be set using a hexadecimal value, an rgb value or by using the name of the colour.

Please note that, being Canadian, when I write about colour I use the British spelling but the HTML colour attribute must be written in the American style "color" or it will not work.

Hexadecimal values use 2 digits for each colour. Each digits has 16 possible values including 0-9, A, B, C, D, E, and F. The first two digits determine the red value the next two determine the green and the last two determine the blue.

RGB values can be set using a value from 0-255. For example rgb(255, 255, 255) would be white. Use a style to set an rgb value.

Colour can also be added using a name color such as red or lightgreen. Most common colour names can be used and there are many resource on the Internet to help with determining colours.

Always be aware that visitors are using a variety of monitors and colour preferences and the colour you choose will not display the same on everyone's monitor. Also take some care to choose contrasting colour when setting the text and background colours.

Colour Chart

 

aliceblue
#F0F8FF
rgb(240, 248, 255)

 

antiquewhite
#FAEBD7
rgb(250, 235, 215)

 

aqua
#00FFFF
rgb(0, 255, 255)

 

aquamarine
#7FFFD4
rgb(127, 255, 212)

 

azure
#F0FFFF
rgb(240, 255, 255)

 

beige
#F5F5DC
rgb(245, 245, 220)

 

bisque
#FFE4C4
rgb(255, 228, 196)

 

black
#000000
rgb(0, 0, 0)

 

blanchedalmond
#FFEBCD
rgb(255, 235, 205)

 

blue
#0000FF
rgb(0, 0, 255)

 

blueviolet
#8A2BE2
rgb(138, 43, 226)

 

brown
#A52A2A
rgb(165, 42, 42)

 

burlywood
#DEB887
rgb(222, 184, 135)

 

cadetblue
#5F9EA0
rgb(95, 158, 160)

 

chartreuse
#7FFF00
rgb(127, 255, 0)

 

chocolate
#D2691E
rgb(210, 105, 30)

 

coral
#FF7F50
rgb(255, 127, 80)

 

cornflowerblue
#6495ED
rgb(100, 149, 237)

 

cornsilk
#FFF8DC
rgb(255, 248, 220)

 

crimson
#DC143C
rgb(220, 20, 60)

 

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Name
Hexidecimal
RGB

 

cyan
#00FFFF
rgb(0, 255, 255)

 

darkblue
#00008B
rgb(0, 0, 139)

 

darkcyan
#008B8B
rgb(0, 139, 139)

 

darkgoldenrod
#B8860B
rgb(184, 134, 11)

 

darkgray
#A9A9A9
rgb(169, 169, 169)

 

darkgreen
#006400
rgb(0, 100, 0)

 

darkkhaki
#BDB76B
rgb(189, 183, 107)

 

darkmagenta
#8B008B
rgb(139, 0, 139)

 

darkolivegreen
#556B2F
rgb(85, 107, 47)

 

darkorange
#FF8C00
rgb(255, 140, 0)

 

darkorchid
#9932CC
rgb(153, 50, 204)

 

darkred
#8B0000
rgb(139, 0, 0)

 

darksalmon
#E9967A
rgb(233, 150, 122)

 

darkseagreen
#8FBC8F
rgb(143, 188, 143)

 

darkslateblue
#483D8B
rgb(72, 61, 139)

 

darkslategray
#2F4F4F
rgb(47, 79, 79)

 

darkturquoise
#00CED1
rgb(0, 206, 209)

 

darkviolet
#9400D3
rgb(148, 0, 211)

 

deeppink
#FF1493
rgb(255, 20, 147)

 

deepskyblue
#00BFFF
rgb(0, 191, 255)

 

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Name
Hexidecimal
RGB

 

dimgray
#696969
rgb(105, 105, 105)

 

dodgerblue
#1E90FF
rgb(30, 144, 255)

 

firebrick
#B22222
rgb(178, 34, 34)

 

floralwhite
#FFFAF0
rgb(255, 250, 240)

 

forestgreen
#228B22
rgb(34, 139, 34)

 

fuchsia
#FF00FF
rgb(255, 0, 255)

 

gainsboro
#DCDCDC
rgb(220, 220, 220)

 

ghostwhite
#F8F8FF
rgb(248, 248, 255)

 

gold
#FFD700
rgb(255, 215, 0)

 

goldenrod
#DAA520
rgb(218, 165, 32)

 

gray
#808080
rgb(128, 128, 128)

 

green
#008000
rgb(0, 128, 0)

 

greenyellow
#ADFF2F
rgb(173, 255, 47)

 

honeydew
#F0FFF0
rgb(240, 255, 240)

 

hotpink
#FF69B4
rgb(255, 105, 180)

 

indianred
#CD5C5C
rgb(205, 92, 92)

 

indigo
#4B0082
rgb(75, 0, 130)

 

ivory
#FFFFF0
rgb(255, 255, 240)

 

khaki
#F0E68C
rgb(240, 230, 140)

 

lavender
#E6E6FA
rgb(230, 230, 250)

 

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Name
Hexidecimal
RGB

 

lavenderblush
#FFF0F5
rgb(255, 240, 245)

 

lawngreen
#7CFC00
rgb(124, 252, 0)

 

lemonchiffon
#FFFACD
rgb(255, 250, 205)

 

lightblue
#ADD8E6
rgb(173, 216, 230)

 

lightcoral
#F08080
rgb(240, 128, 128)

 

lightcyan
#E0FFFF
rgb(224, 255, 255)

 

lightgoldenrodyellow
#FAFAD2
rgb(250, 250, 210)

 

lightgreen
#90EE90
rgb(144, 238, 144)

 

lightgrey
#D3D3D3
rgb(211, 211, 211)

 

lightpink
#FFB6C1
rgb(255, 182, 193)

 

lightsalmon
#FFA07A
rgb(255, 160, 122)

 

lightseagreen
#20B2AA
rgb(32, 178, 170)

 

lightskyblue
#87CEFA
rgb(135, 206, 250)

 

lightslategray
#778899
rgb(119, 136, 153)

 

lightsteelblue
#B0C4DE
rgb(176, 196, 222)

 

lightyellow
#FFFFE0
rgb(255, 255, 224)

 

lime
#00FF00
rgb(0, 255, 0)

 

limegreen
#32CD32
rgb(50, 205, 50)

 

linen
#FAF0E6
rgb(250, 240, 230)

 

magenta
#FF00FF
rgb(255, 0, 255)

 

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Name
Hexidecimal
RGB

 

maroon
#800000
rgb(128, 0, 0)

 

mediumaquamarine
#66CDAA
rgb(102, 205, 170)

 

mediumblue
#0000CD
rgb(0, 0, 205)

 

mediumorchid
#BA55D3
rgb(186, 85, 211)

 

mediumpurple
#9370DB
rgb(147, 112, 219)

 

mediumseagreen
#3CB371
rgb(60, 179, 113)

 

mediumslateblue
#7B68EE
rgb(123, 104, 238)

 

mediumspringgreen
#00FA9A
rgb(0, 250, 154)

 

mediumturquoise
#48D1CC
rgb(72, 209, 204)

 

mediumvioletred
#C71585
rgb(199, 21, 133)

 

midnightblue
#191970
rgb(25, 25, 112)

 

mintcream
#F5FFFA
rgb(245, 255, 250)

 

mistyrose
#FFE4E1
rgb(255, 228, 225)

 

moccasin
#FFE4B5
rgb(255, 228, 181)

 

navajowhite
#FFDEAD
rgb(255, 222, 173)

 

navy
#000080
rgb(0, 0, 128)

 

oldlace
#FDF5E6
rgb(253, 245, 230)

 

olive
#808000
rgb(128, 128, 0)

 

olivedrab
#6B8E23
rgb(107, 142, 35)

 

orange
#FFA500
rgb(255, 165, 0)

 

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Name
Hexidecimal
RGB

 

orangered
#FF4500
rgb(255, 69, 0)

 

orchid
#DA70D6
rgb(218, 112, 214)

 

palegoldenrod
#EEE8AA
rgb(238, 232, 170)

 

palegreen
#98FB98
rgb(152, 251, 152)

 

paleturquoise
#AFEEEE
rgb(175, 238, 238)

 

palevioletred
#DB7093
rgb(219, 112, 147)

 

papayawhip
#FFEFD5
rgb(255, 239, 213)

 

peachpuff
#FFDAB9
rgb(255, 218, 185)

 

peru
#CD853F
rgb(205, 133, 63)

 

pink
#FFC0CB
rgb(255, 192, 203)

 

plum
#DDA0DD
rgb(221, 160, 221)

 

powderblue
#B0E0E6
rgb(176, 224, 230)

 

purple
#800080
rgb(128, 0, 128)

 

red
#FF0000
rgb(255, 0, 0)

 

rosybrown
#BC8F8F
rgb(188, 143, 143)

 

royalblue
#4169E1
rgb(65, 105, 225)

 

saddlebrown
#8B4513
rgb(139, 69, 19)

 

salmon
#FA8072
rgb(250, 128, 114)

 

sandybrown
#F4A460
rgb(244, 164, 96)

 

seagreen
#2E8B57
rgb(46, 139, 87)

 

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Name
Hexidecimal
RGB

 

seashell
#FFF5EE
rgb(255, 245, 238)

 

sienna
#A0522D
rgb(160, 82, 45)

 

silver
#C0C0C0
rgb(192, 192, 192)

 

skyblue
#87CEEB
rgb(135, 206, 235)

 

slateblue
#6A5ACD
rgb(106, 90, 205)

 

slategray
#708090
rgb(112, 128, 144)

 

snow
#FFFAFA
rgb(255, 250, 250)

 

springgreen
#00FF7F
rgb(0, 255, 127)

 

steelblue
#4682B4
rgb(70, 130, 180)

 

tan
#D2B48C
rgb(210, 180, 140)

 

teal
#008080
rgb(0, 128, 128)

 

thistle
#D8BFD8
rgb(216, 191, 216)

 

tomato
#FF6347
rgb(255, 99, 71)

 

turquoise
#40E0D0
rgb(64, 224, 208)

 

violet
#EE82EE
rgb(238, 130, 238)

 

wheat
#F5DEB3
rgb(245, 222, 179)

 

white
#FFFFFF
rgb(255, 255, 255)

 

whitesmoke
#F5F5F5
rgb(245, 245, 245)

 

yellow
#FFFF00
rgb(255, 255, 0)

 

yellowgreen
#9ACD32
rgb(154, 205, 50)

 

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