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It is difficult to confine ourselves to those 216 www safe colours. Here are some "named" colours that are commonly used over the internet. Please use the numbers (let "copy and paste" be your friend) rather than the names in your coding. Bear in mind that most of the colours on the left will look slightly different (they will be "dithered") on various operating systems. Each named colour on the following chart has its closest matching internet safe colour(s) to the right of it.

If the colour you have chosen has a close match to the internet safe colour, please do choose the righthand internet safe version over the named version that is on the left side of the chart.

Hexadecimal and RGB Color Code Chart

- Hexadecimal numbers are preceded by #
- RGB numbers are separated by hyphens

named colourinternet safe closest match(es)
black
#000000
0-0-0
#000000
0-0-0
darkslategray
#2f4f4f
47-79-79
#003333
0-51-51
#336666
51-102-102
dimgray
#696969
105-105-105
#666666
102-102-102
grey
#808080
128-128-128
#666666
102-102-102
#999999
153-153-153
slategray
#708090
112-128-144
#999999
153-153-153
lightslategrey
#778899
119-136-153
#999999
153-153-153
darkgray
#a9a9a9
169-169-169
#999999
153-153-153
silver
#c0c0c0
192-192-192
#cccccc
204-204-204
lightgrey
#d3d3d3
211-211-211
#cccccc
204-204-204
gainsborough
#dcdcdc
220-220-220
#cccccc
204-204-204
white
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffff
255-255-255
named colourinternet safe closest match(es)
snow
#fffafa
255-250-250
#ffffff
255-255-255
ivory
#fffff0
255-255-240
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffcc
255-255-204
floralwhite
#fffaf0
255-250-240
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffcc
255-255-204
seashell
#fff5ee
255-245-238
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffcc
255-255-204
oldlace
#fff6e9
253-245-230
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffcc
255-255-204
cornsilk
#fff8dc
255-248-220
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffcc
255-255-204
lemonchiffon
#fffacd
255-250-205
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffcc
255-255-204
lightgoldenrodyellow
#fafad2
250-250-210
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffcc
255-255-204
lightyellow
#ffffe0
255-255-224
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffcc
255-255-204
beige
#f5f5dc
245-245-220
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffcc
255-255-204
linen
#faf0e6
250-240-230
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffcc
255-255-204
antiquewhite
#faebd7
250-235-215
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffcc
255-255-204
papayawhip
#ffefd5
255-239-213
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffcc
255-255-204
blanched almond
#ffebcd
255-235-205
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffffcc
255-255-204
bisque
#ffe4c4
255-228-196
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffcc99
255-204-153
wheat
#f5deb3
95-222-179
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffcc99
255-204-153
named colourinternet safe closest match(es)
moccasin
#ffe4b5
255-228-181
#ffcc99
255-204-153
navajowhite
#ffdead
255-222-173
#ffcc99
255-204-153
peachpuff
#ffdab9
255-218-185
#ffcc99
255-204-153
burlywood
#deb887
222-184-135
#ffcc99
255-204-153
tan
#d2b48c
210-180-140
#cc9966
204-153-102
palegoldenrod
#eee8aa
238-232-170
#ffff99
255-255-153
khaki
#f0e68c
240-230-140
#ffff99
255-255-153
yellow
#ffff00
255-255-0
#ffff00
255-255-0
gold
#ffd700
255-215-0
#ffcc00
255-204-0
goldenrod
#daa520
218-165-32
#cc9900
204-153-0
darkgoldenrod
#b8860b
184-134-11
#cc9900
204-153-0
peru
#cd853f
205-133-63
#cc9933
204-153-51
chocolate
#d2691e
210-105-30
#cc6600
204-102-0
sienna
#a0522d
160-82-45
#993300
153-51-0
saddlebrown
#8b4513
139-69-19
#993300
153-51-0
named colourinternet safe closest match(es)
sandybrown
#f4a460
244-164-96
#ff9966
255-153-102
orange
#ffa500
255-165-0
#ff9900
255-153-0
darkorange
#ff8c00
255-140-0
#ff9900
255-153-0
coral
#ff7f50
255-127-80
#ff6666
255-102-102
tomato
#ff6347
255-99-71
#ff6666
255-102-102
orangered
#ff4500
255-69-0
#ff3300
255-51-0
red
#ff0000
255-0-0
#ff0000
255-0-0
crimson
#dc143c
220-20-60
#cc0033
204-0-51
brown
#a52a2a
165-42-42
#993333
153-51-51
darkred
#8b0000
139-0-0
#990000
153-0-0
maroon
#800000
128-0-0
#990000
153-0-0
firebrick
#b22222
178-34-34
#cc3333
204-51-51
indianred
#cd5c5c
205-92-92
#cc6666
204-102-102
salmon
#fa8072
250-128-114
#ff6666
255-102-102
lightcoral
#f08080
240-128-128
#ff9999
255-153-153
#ff6666
255-102-102
darksalmon
#e9967a
233-150-122
#ff9966
255-153-102
lightsalmon
#ffa07a
255-160-122
#ff9966
255-153-102
named colourinternet safe closest match(es)
pink
#ffc0cb
255-192-203
#ffcccc
255-204-204
lightpink
#ffb6c1
255-182-193
#ffcccc
255-204-204
mistyrose
#ffe4e1
255-228-225
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ffcccc
255-204-204
lavenderblush
#fff0f5
255-240-245
#ffffff
255-255-255
rosybrown
#bc8f8f
188-143-143
#cc9999
204-153-153
palevioletred
#db7093
219-112-147
#ff6699
255-102-153
hotpink
#ff69b4
255-105-180
#ff66cc
255-102-204
deeppink
#ff1493
255-20-147
#ff0099
255-0-153
mediumvioletred
#c71585
199-21-133
#cc0099
204-0-153
magenta or fuchsia
#ff00ff
255-0-255
#ff00ff
255-0-255
violet
#ee82ee
238-130-238
#ff99ff
255-153-255
#cc66cc
204-102-204
thistle
#d8bfd8
216-191-216
#cc99cc
204-153-204
plum
#dda0dd
221-160-221
#cc99cc
204-153-204
orchid
#da70d6
218-112-214
#cc66cc
204-102-204
mediumorchid
#ba55d3
186-85-211
#cc66ff
204-102-255
darkorchid
#9932cc
153-50-204
#9933cc
153-51-204
darkmagenta
#8b008b
139-0-139
#990099
153-0-153
purple
#800080
128-0-128
#990099
153-0-153
darkviolet
#9400d3
148-0-211
#9900cc
153-0-204
blueviolet
#8a2be2
138-43-226
#9933ff
153-51-255
mediumpurple
#9370db
147-112-219
#9966cc
153-102-204
lavender
#e6e6fa
230-230-250
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ccccff
204-204-255
named colourinternet safe closest match(es)
aliceblue
#f0f8ff
240-248-255
#ffffff
255-255-255
whitesmoke
#f5f5f5
245-245-245
#ffffff
255-255-255
ghostwhite
#f8f8ff
248-248-255
#ffffff
255-255-255
mediumslateblue
#7b68ee
123-104-238
#6666ff
102-102-255
slateblue
#6a5acd
106-90-205
#6666cc
102-102-204
darkslateblue
#483d8b
72-61-139
#333399
51-51-153
indigo
#4b0082
75-0-130
#330099
51-0-153
midnightblue
#191970
25-25-112
#000066
0-0-102
navy
#000080
0-0-128
#000099
0-0-153
darkblue
#00008b
0-0-139
#000099
0-0-153
mediumblue
#0000cd
0-0-205
#0000cc
0-0-204
blue
#0000ff
0-0-255
#0000ff
0-0-255
royalblue
#4169e1
65-105-225
#3366ff
51-102-255
steelblue
#4682b4
70-130-180
#3399cc
51-153-204
cornflowerblue
#6495ed
100-149-237
#6699ff
102-204-255
dodgerblue
#1e90ff
30-144-255
#0099ff
0-153-255
deepskyblue
#00bfff
0-191-255
#00ccff
0-204-255
lightskyblue
#87cefa
135-206-250
#99ccff
153-204-255
skyblue
#87ceeb
135-206-235
#99ccff
153-204-255
lightsteelblue
#b0c4de
176-196-222
#99ccff
204-204-255
#cccccc
204-204-204
lightblue
#add8e6
173-216-230
#ccffff
204-255-255
powderblue
#b0e0e6
176-224-230
#ccffff
204-255-255
lightcyan
#e0ffff
224-255-255
#ccffff
204-255-255
azure
#f0ffff
240-255-255
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ccffff
204-255-255
named colourinternet safe closest match(es)
mintcream
#f5fffa
245-255-250
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ccffff
204-255-255
paleturquoise
#afeeee
175-238-238
#99ffff
153-255-255
aqua or cyan
#00ffff
0-255-255
#00ffff
0-255-255
darkturquoise
#00ced1
0-206-209
#00cccc
0-204-204
mediumturquoise
#48d1cc
72-209-204
#33cccc
51-204-204
turquoise
#40e0d0
64-224-208
#33cccc
51-204-204
cadetblue
#5f9ea0
95-158-160
#669999
102-153-153
darkcyan
#008b8b
0-139-139
#009999
0-153-153
teal
#008080
0-128-128
#009999
0-153-153
lightseagreen
#20b2aa
32-178-170
#339999
51-153-153
mediumaquamarine
#66cdaa
102-205-170
#66cc99
102-204-153
aquamarine
#7fffd4
127-255-212
#66ffcc
102-255-204
named colourinternet safe closest match(es)
honeydew
#f0fff0
240-255-240
#ffffff
255-255-255
#ccffcc
204-255-204
palegreen
#98fb98
152-251-152
#99ff99
153-255-153
lightgreen
#90ee90
144-238-144
#99ff99
153-255-153
mediumspringgreen
#00fa9a
0-250-154
#00ff99
0-255-153
springgreen
#00ff7f
#00ff66
0-255-102
darkseagreen
#8fbc8f
143-188-143
#99cc99
153-204-153
mediumseagreen
#3cb371
60-179-113
#33cc66
51-204-102
seagreen
#2e8b57
46-139-87
#339966
51-153-102
forestgreen
#228b22
34-139-34
#339933
51-153-51
green
#008000
0-128-0
#009900
0-153-0
limegreen
#32cd32
50-205-50
#33cc33
51-204-51
lime
#00ff00
0-255-0
#00ff00
0-255-0
lawngreen
#7cfc00
124-252-0
#66ff00
102-255-0
chartreuse
#7fff00
127-255-0
#66ff00
102-255-0
greenyellow
#adff2f
173-255-47
#99ff33
153-255-51
yellowgreen
#9acd32
154-205-50
#99cc33
153-204-51
darkkhaki
#bdb76b
189-183-107
#cccc66
204-204-102
olive
#808000
128-128-0
#999900
153-153-0
olivedrab
#6b8e23
107-142-35
#669933
102-153-51
darkolivegreen
#556b2f
85-107-47
#666633
102-102-51
darkgreen
#006400
0-100-0
#006600
0-102-0
named colourinternet safe closest match(es)

Note that the hexadecimal colour code is always preceded by # (number sign) and should always be enclosed in quotation marks when used in an HTML tag. With stylesheets (CSS), the colour code is not enclosed in quotation marks but the hexadecimal number must still be preceded by # (number sign). You will probably want to use hexadecimal colour codes for bgcolor (CSS: background), text (CSS: color), link (CSS: a:link) - the colour your links will be before the links have been selected; alink (CSS: a:active) - the colour a link will be as it is being selected; vlink (CSS: a:visited) - the colour the link will be after it has been selected; Other (CSS only, not fully supported by all OS) (CSS: a:hover, a:focus) - the colour the link will be when the cursor is hovering overtop. It is a good idea to specify a background colour similar to the background of your background image if you are using one; occasionally the image does not load.

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May 2005: I FINALLY corrected the misspelling of 'hexadecimal'. I can't believe I had 'hexidecimal' there for so long!

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