Web colors

From Ask Dr Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search

Here are some colors that you should be able to reference directly by Color Name, rather than having to put in an obscure Hexcode.

Color Palette poached directly from "web colors" in Wikipedia:

According to Wikipedia, "a number of colors are defined by web browsers such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. A particular browser may not recognize all of these colors, but as of 2005 all modern general-use browsers support the full list. Many of these colors are from the list of X11 color names distributed with the X Window System. ... The complete list of web X11 colors from the CSS3 specification, along with their hexadecimal equivalents, are listed below. For an alphabetical list and the original reference, see http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css3-color-20010305#x11-color." However, according to w3schools.com, there are only 16 color names supported by the W3C - aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy, olive, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow - and you should use the hexadecimal color values for anything else.

Why this Table has been copied from Wikipedia: All of these color words should be safe to use on the Ask Dr Wiki. If one of these colors does not appear (the colorbox looks white instead of colored), please STRIKETHROUGH the color name and write "broken" in the colorbox, as shown in the first example in the Table. Thanks!

Also, be aware that you could assign names to your own colors using templates and transclusion, so that you aren't limited to the color words shown below. For example, the Mobile Phone Mast status colors (active, inactive, destroyed, unknown) use transclusion.

NameHexcodeWhat It Looks Like
Non-working colors
TychoFuturesGreen 61A7B1 (example of a broken color)
Red colors
IndianRed CD5C5C 
LightCoral F08080 
DarkSalmon E9967A 
LightSalmon FFA07A 
Red FF0000 
Crimson DC143C 
FireBrick B22222 
DarkRed 8B0000 
Pink colors
Pink FFC0CB 
LightPink FFB6C1 
PaleVioletRed DB7093 
HotPink FF69B4 
DeepPink FF1493 
Orange colors
LightSalmon FFA07A 
Orange FFA500 
DarkOrange FF8C00 
Coral FF7F50 
Tomato FF6347 
OrangeRed FF4500 
Yellow colors
LightYellow FFFFE0 
LemonChiffon FFFACD 
PapayaWhip FFEFD5 
Moccasin FFE4B5 
PeachPuff FFDAB9 
PaleGoldenrod EEE8AA 
Khaki F0E68C 
Yellow FFFF00 
Gold FFD700 
DarkKhaki BDB76B 
Green colors
GreenYellow ADFF2F 
Chartreuse 7FFF00 
LawnGreen 7CFC00 
Lime 00FF00 
PaleGreen 98FB98 
LightGreen 90EE90 
SpringGreen 00FF7F 
YellowGreen 9ACD32 
LimeGreen 32CD32 
MediumSeaGreen 3CB371 
SeaGreen 2E8B57 
ForestGreen 228B22 
Green 008000 
OliveDrab 6B8E23 
Olive 808000 
DarkOliveGreen 556B2F 
DarkGreen 006400 
DarkSeaGreen 8FBC8F 
LightSeaGreen 20B2AA 
DarkCyan 008B8B 
Teal 008080 
Blue colors
Cyan 00FFFF 
LightCyan E0FFFF 
PaleTurquoise AFEEEE 
Aqua 00FFFF 
Aquamarine 7FFFD4 
Turquoise 40E0D0 
MediumTurquoise 48D1CC 
PowderBlue B0E0E6 
LightSteelBlue B0C4DE 
LightBlue ADD8E6 
SkyBlue 87CEEB 
DeepSkyBlue 00BFFF 
SteelBlue 4682B4 
CadetBlue 5F9EA0 
DodgerBlue 1E90FF 
RoyalBlue 4169E1 
Blue 0000FF 
MediumBlue 0000CD 
DarkBlue 00008B 
Navy 000080 
MidnightBlue 191970 
Purple colors
Lavender E6E6FA 
Thistle D8BFD8 
Plum DDA0DD 
Violet EE82EE 
Fuchsia FF00FF 
Orchid DA70D6 
MediumOrchid BA55D3 
MediumPurple 9370DB 
SlateBlue 6A5ACD 
BlueViolet 8A2BE2 
DarkViolet 9400D3 
DarkOrchid 9932CC 
DarkMagenta 8B008B 
Purple 800080 
DarkSlateBlue 483D8B 
Indigo 4B0082 
Brown colors
Cornsilk FFF8DC 
BlanchedAlmond FFEBCD 
Bisque FFE4C4 
NavajoWhite FFDEAD 
Wheat F5DEB3 
BurlyWood DEB887 
Tan D2B48C 
RosyBrown BC8F8F 
SandyBrown F4A460 
Goldenrod DAA520 
DarkGoldenrod B8860B 
Peru CD853F 
Chocolate D2691E 
SaddleBrown 8B4513 
Sienna A0522D 
Brown A52A2A 
Maroon 800000 
White colors
Honeydew F0FFF0 
MintCream F5FFFA 
Azure F0FFFF 
AliceBlue F0F8FF 
GhostWhite F8F8FF 
WhiteSmoke F5F5F5 
Seashell FFF5EE 
Beige F5F5DC 
OldLace FDF5E6 
FloralWhite FFFAF0 
Ivory FFFFF0 
AntiqueWhite FAEBD7 
Linen FAF0E6 
LavenderBlush FFF0F5 
MistyRose FFE4E1 
Grey colors
Gainsboro DCDCDC 
LightGrey D3D3D3 
Silver C0C0C0 
DarkGray A9A9A9 
Gray 808080 
DimGray 696969 
LightSlateGray 778899 
SlateGray 708090 
DarkSlateGray 2F4F4F 
Black 000000 
Ask Dr Wiki Help Page

Quick Start.. Give me the Skinny

Editing basics

Advanced editing

Finding your way around the wiki

Page tricks

Advanced Timesavers

Communicating your edits

Help Videos You Can Watch

You can also visit AskDrWiki forum for more instructions.

Personal tools