html Colours

HTML color codes

Colour codes are ways of representing the colours we see everyday in a format that a computer can interpret and display. There are a variety of formats, including Hex color codes, RGB and HSL values, and HTML color names, amongst others.

HEX COLOR CODES

The most popular are Hex color codes; three byte hexadecimal numbers (meaning they consist of six digits), with each byte, or pair of characters in the Hex code, representing the intensity of red, green and blue in the color respectively.

#XX XX XX

or you use the short hand which has just 3 characters

#X X X

Hex code byte values range from 00, which is the lowest intensity of a color, to FF which represents the highest intensity. The color white, for example, is made by mixing each of the three primary colors at their full intensity, resulting in the Hex color code of #FFFFFF.

#FFFFFF

Black, the absence of any color on a screen display, is the complete opposite, with each color displayed at their lowest possible intensity and a Hex color code of #000000.

#000000

Understanding the basics of Hex color code notation we can create grayscale colors very easily, since they consist of equal intensities of each color:

#454545

#999999

The three primary colors, red, green and blue, are made by mixing the highest intensity of the desired color with the lowest intensities of the other two:

#FF0000

#00FF00

#0000FF

With modern browsers supporting the full spectrum of 24-bit color, there are 16,777,216 different color possibilities.

Red colors

ColorHTML / CSS
Color Name
Hex Code
#RRGGBB
Decimal Code
(R,G,B)
lightsalmon#FFA07Argb(255,160,122)
salmon#FA8072rgb(250,128,114)
darksalmon#E9967Argb(233,150,122)
lightcoral#F08080rgb(240,128,128)
indianred#CD5C5Crgb(205,92,92)
crimson#DC143Crgb(220,20,60)
firebrick#B22222rgb(178,34,34)
red#FF0000rgb(255,0,0)
darkred#8B0000rgb(139,0,0)

Orange colors

ColorHTML / CSS
Color Name
Hex Code
#RRGGBB
Decimal Code
(R,G,B)
coral#FF7F50rgb(255,127,80)
tomato#FF6347rgb(255,99,71)
orangered#FF4500rgb(255,69,0)
gold#FFD700rgb(255,215,0)
orange#FFA500rgb(255,165,0)
darkorange#FF8C00rgb(255,140,0)

Yellow colors

ColorHTML / CSS
Color Name
Hex Code
#RRGGBB
Decimal Code
(R,G,B)
lightyellow#FFFFE0rgb(255,255,224)
lemonchiffon#FFFACDrgb(255,250,205)
lightgoldenrodyellow#FAFAD2rgb(250,250,210)
papayawhip#FFEFD5rgb(255,239,213)
moccasin#FFE4B5rgb(255,228,181)
peachpuff#FFDAB9rgb(255,218,185)
palegoldenrod#EEE8AArgb(238,232,170)
khaki#F0E68Crgb(240,230,140)
darkkhaki#BDB76Brgb(189,183,107)
yellow#FFFF00rgb(255,255,0)

Green colors

ColorHTML / CSS
Color Name
Hex Code
#RRGGBB
Decimal Code
(R,G,B)
lawngreen#7CFC00rgb(124,252,0)
chartreuse#7FFF00rgb(127,255,0)
limegreen#32CD32rgb(50,205,50)
lime#00FF00rgb(0.255.0)
forestgreen#228B22rgb(34,139,34)
green#008000rgb(0,128,0)
darkgreen#006400rgb(0,100,0)
greenyellow#ADFF2Frgb(173,255,47)
yellowgreen#9ACD32rgb(154,205,50)
springgreen#00FF7Frgb(0,255,127)
mediumspringgreen#00FA9Argb(0,250,154)
lightgreen#90EE90rgb(144,238,144)
palegreen#98FB98rgb(152,251,152)
darkseagreen#8FBC8Frgb(143,188,143)
mediumseagreen#3CB371rgb(60,179,113)
seagreen#2E8B57rgb(46,139,87)
olive#808000rgb(128,128,0)
darkolivegreen#556B2Frgb(85,107,47)
olivedrab#6B8E23rgb(107,142,35)

Cyan colors

ColorHTML / CSS
Color Name
Hex Code
#RRGGBB
Decimal Code
(R,G,B)
lightcyan#E0FFFFrgb(224,255,255)
cyan#00FFFFrgb(0,255,255)
aqua#00FFFFrgb(0,255,255)
aquamarine#7FFFD4rgb(127,255,212)
mediumaquamarine#66CDAArgb(102,205,170)
paleturquoise#AFEEEErgb(175,238,238)
turquoise#40E0D0rgb(64,224,208)
mediumturquoise#48D1CCrgb(72,209,204)
darkturquoise#00CED1rgb(0,206,209)
lightseagreen#20B2AArgb(32,178,170)
cadetblue#5F9EA0rgb(95,158,160)
darkcyan#008B8Brgb(0,139,139)
teal#008080rgb(0,128,128)

Blue colors

ColorHTML / CSS
Color Name
Hex Code
#RRGGBB
Decimal Code
(R,G,B)
powderblue#B0E0E6rgb(176,224,230)
lightblue#ADD8E6rgb(173,216,230)
lightskyblue#87CEFArgb(135,206,250)
skyblue#87CEEBrgb(135,206,235)
deepskyblue#00BFFFrgb(0,191,255)
lightsteelblue#B0C4DErgb(176,196,222)
dodgerblue#1E90FFrgb(30,144,255)
cornflowerblue#6495EDrgb(100,149,237)
steelblue#4682B4rgb(70,130,180)
royalblue#4169E1rgb(65,105,225)
blue#0000FFrgb(0,0,255)
mediumblue#0000CDrgb(0,0,205)
darkblue#00008Brgb(0,0,139)
navy#000080rgb(0,0,128)
midnightblue#191970rgb(25,25,112)
mediumslateblue#7B68EErgb(123,104,238)
slateblue#6A5ACDrgb(106,90,205)
darkslateblue#483D8Brgb(72,61,139)

Purple colors

ColorHTML / CSS
Color Name
Hex Code
#RRGGBB
Decimal Code
(R,G,B)
lavender#E6E6FArgb(230,230,250)
thistle#D8BFD8rgb(216,191,216)
plum#DDA0DDrgb(221,160,221)
violet#EE82EErgb(238,130,238)
orchid#DA70D6rgb(218,112,214)
fuchsia#FF00FFrgb(255,0,255)
magenta#FF00FFrgb(255,0,255)
mediumorchid#BA55D3rgb(186,85,211)
mediumpurple#9370DBrgb(147,112,219)
blueviolet#8A2BE2rgb(138,43,226)
darkviolet#9400D3rgb(148,0,211)
darkorchid#9932CCrgb(153,50,204)
darkmagenta#8B008Brgb(139,0,139)
purple#800080rgb(128,0,128)
indigo#4B0082rgb(75,0,130)

Pink colors

ColorHTML / CSS
Color Name
Hex Code
#RRGGBB
Decimal Code
(R,G,B)
pink#FFC0CBrgb(255,192,203)
lightpink#FFB6C1rgb(255,182,193)
hotpink#FF69B4rgb(255,105,180)
deeppink#FF1493rgb(255,20,147)
palevioletred#DB7093rgb(219,112,147)
mediumvioletred#C71585rgb(199,21,133)

White colors

ColorHTML / CSS
Color Name
Hex Code
#RRGGBB
Decimal Code
(R,G,B)
white#FFFFFFrgb(255,255,255)
snow#FFFAFArgb(255,250,250)
honeydew#F0FFF0rgb(240,255,240)
mintcream#F5FFFArgb(245,255,250)
azure#F0FFFFrgb(240,255,255)
aliceblue#F0F8FFrgb(240,248,255)
ghostwhite#F8F8FFrgb(248,248,255)
whitesmoke#F5F5F5rgb(245,245,245)
seashell#FFF5EErgb(255,245,238)
beige#F5F5DCrgb(245,245,220)
oldlace#FDF5E6rgb(253,245,230)
floralwhite#FFFAF0rgb(255,250,240)
ivory#FFFFF0rgb(255,255,240)
antiquewhite#FAEBD7rgb(250,235,215)
linen#FAF0E6rgb(250,240,230)
lavenderblush#FFF0F5rgb(255,240,245)
mistyrose#FFE4E1rgb(255,228,225)

Gray colors

ColorHTML / CSS
Color Name
Hex Code
#RRGGBB
Decimal Code
(R,G,B)
gainsboro#DCDCDCrgb(220,220,220)
lightgray#D3D3D3rgb(211,211,211)
silver#C0C0C0rgb(192,192,192)
darkgray#A9A9A9rgb(169,169,169)
gray#808080rgb(128,128,128)
dimgray#696969rgb(105,105,105)
lightslategray#778899rgb(119,136,153)
slategray#708090rgb(112,128,144)
darkslategray#2F4F4Frgb(47,79,79)
black#000000rgb(0,0,0)

Brown colors

ColorHTML / CSS
Color Name
Hex Code
#RRGGBB
Decimal Code
(R,G,B)
cornsilk#FFF8DCrgb(255,248,220)
blanchedalmond#FFEBCDrgb(255,235,205)
bisque#FFE4C4rgb(255,228,196)
navajowhite#FFDEADrgb(255,222,173)
wheat#F5DEB3rgb(245,222,179)
burlywood#DEB887rgb(222,184,135)
tan#D2B48Crgb(210,180,140)
rosybrown#BC8F8Frgb(188,143,143)
sandybrown#F4A460rgb(244,164,96)
goldenrod#DAA520rgb(218,165,32)
peru#CD853Frgb(205,133,63)
chocolate#D2691Ergb(210,105,30)
saddlebrown#8B4513rgb(139,69,19)
sienna#A0522Drgb(160,82,45)
brown#A52A2Argb(165,42,42)
maroon#800000rgb(128,0,0)

More colour resources

http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_colors.asp

http://htmlcolorcodes.com/color-picker/

https://www.sessions.edu/color-calculator/

https://color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/