HTML extended color names

If you have worked with using colors in HTML, you may agree that the easiest way to reference colors is to use the actual color names. HTML recognizes the following 16 color names: aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy, olive, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow. In addition to these HTML-defined colors, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator recognize 140 standard color names.

Some color names include a combination of words such as sandybrown, honeydew, dimgray, etc. Although these are separate words, the color name when used in your HTML code, should be used as one word (without any space characters separating color names).

The table below provides extended color names. The table displays the name of the color, its hexadecimal value and its preview. To use a color in your HTML document, use either the color name or the hexadecimal value. For example, to use the color "Alice Blue" as a background color for an HTML table, you can set the <table> tag as

<table bgcolor="AliceBlue"> or <table bgcolor="#F0F8FE">

If you decide to use a color name, remember to not separate the color name with a space if the color name consists of more than one word. For instance, use "AliceBlue" instead of "Alice Blue". Although a color name is easier to remember than a hexadecimal value, use of color name should be avoided because all browsers may not support all the color names. Thus use a hexadecimal value and check the color in different browsers, if possible, because different browsers may render the color differently, or not at all.

For your convenience, the following shows a list of some of named colors: aliceblue, aqua, aquamarine, azure, beige, bisque, black, blueviolet, blueviolet, brown, burlywood, chartreuse, chocolate, coral, crimson, cyan, darkblue, darkcyan, darkgoldenrod, darkgray, darkgreen, darkorange, darkorchid, darkseagreen, darkslateblue, darkslategray, darkviolet, dimgray, dodgerblue, firebrick, florawhite, forestgreen, ghostwhite, gold, goldenrod, gray, green, greenyellow, honedew, hotpink, indianred, indigo, ivory, khaki, lemonchiffon, lightblue, lightcoral, lightcyan, lightgoldenrodyellow, lightgreen, lightgrey, lightpink, lightsalmon, lightseagreen, lightskyblue, lightslategray, lightsteelblue, lightyellow, limegreen, linen, maroon, mediumaquamarine, mediumblue, mediumpurple, mediumseagreen, mediumslateblue, mediumturquoise, mediumvioletred, midnightblue, mintcream, mistyrose, moccasin, navajowhite, navy, olivedrab, olivedrab, orange, orangered, orchid, palegreen, palevioletred, peachpuff, peru, pink, plum, powderblue, purple, royalblue, salmon, sandybrown, silver, skyblue, slateblue, slategray, snow, springgreen, steelblue, tan, teal, tomato, turquoise, wheat, white, whitesmoke, yellow, and yellowgreen.

Hex color values

When you specify colors by using six-digit hexadecimal value, you are specifying the amounts of red, green and blue. In a hexadecimal value, the first two digits represent the amount of red, the second two represent green, and the final two represent blue. For each color, the hexadecimal values can range from 00 for no color to FF for full color. FF0000, for instance, represents red, 00FF00 represents green, 0000FF represents blue, 000000 represents black, FFFFFF represents white, and 808080 represents gray. When you combine colors, you create a new color; for instance, combining red and blue creates magenta, and combining green and blue creates cyan.

Color Name Hexadecimal value Color Preview
AliceBlue #F0F8FE  
AntiqueWhite #FAEBD7  
Aqua #00FFFF  
Aquamarine #70DB93  
Azure #F0FFFF  
Beige #F5F5DC  
Black #000000  
Blue #0000FF  
BlueViolet #9F5F9F  
Brass #B5A642  
BrightGold #D9D919  
Bronze #8C7853  
Brown #A52A2A  
CadetBlue #5F9EA0  
Chocolate #D2691E  
Copper #B87333  
Coral #FF7F50  
Crimson #DC143C  
Cyan #00FFFF  
DarkBlue #00008B  
DarkBrown #5C4033  
DarkCyan #008B8B  
DarkGoldenRod #B8860B  
DarkGray #A9A9A9  
DarkGreen #006400  
DarkKhaki #BDB76B  
DarkMagenta #8B008B  
DarkOliveGreen #4F4F2F  
DarkOrange #FF8C00  
DarkOrchid #9932CD  
DarkPurple #871F78  
DarkSalmon #E9967A  
DarkSlateBlue #6B238E  
DarkSlateGray #2F4F4F  
DarkTan #97694F  
DarkTurquoise #7093DB  
DarkViolet #9400D3  
DarkWood #855E42  
DimGray #545454  
DustyRose #856363  
FeldSpar #D19275  
FireBrick #B22222  
ForestGreen #238E23  
Gold #CD7F32  
GoldenRod #DBDB70  
Gray #C0C0C0  
Green #00FF00  
GreenCopper #527F76  
GreenYellow #93DB70  
HotPink #FF69B4  
HunterGreen #215E21  
IndianRed #CD5C5C  
Indigo #4B0082  
Ivory #FFFFF0  
Khaki #9F9F5F  
Lavender #E6E6FA  
LightBlue #C0D9D9  
LightCoral #F08080  
LightCyan #E0FFFF  
LightGray #A8A8A8  
LightGreen #90EE90  
LightPink #FFB6C1  
LightSteelBlue #8F8FBD  
LightWood #E9C2A6  
Lime #00FF00  
LimeGreen #32CD32  
Magenta #FF00FF  
MandarinOrange #E47833  
Maroon #8E236B  
MediumAquaMarine #32CD99  
MediumBlue #3232CD  
MediumForestGreen #6B8E23  
MediumGoldenRod #EAEAAE  
MediumOrchid #9370DB  
MediumSeaGreen #426F42  
MediumSlateBlue #7F00FF  
MediumSpringGreen #7FFF00  
MediumTurquoise #70DBDB  
MediumVioletRed #DB7093  
MediumWood #A68064  
MidNightBlue #2F2F4F  
MintCream #F5FFFA  
MistyRose #FFE4E1  
NavyBlue #23238E  
NeonBlue #4D4DFF  
NeonPink #FF6EC7  
NewMidnightBlue #00009C  
NewTan #EBC79E  
OldGold #CFB53B  
Olive #808000  
Orange #FF7F00  
OrangeRed #FF2400  
Orchid #DB70DB  
PaleGoldenRod #EEE8AA  
PaleGreen #8FBC8F  
PaleTurquoise #AFEEEE  
Pink #BC8F8F  
Plum #EAADEA  
PowderBlue #B0E0E6  
Purple #800080  
Quartz #D9D9F3  
Red #FF0000  
RichBlue #5959AB  
RoyalBlue #4169E1  
SaddleBrown #8B4513  
Salmon #6F4242  
SandyBrown #F4A460  
Scarlet #8C1717  
SeaGreen #238E68  
Seinna #8E6B23  
Silver #E6E8FA  
SkyBlue #3299CC  
SlateBlue #007FFF  
Snow #FFFAFA  
SpicyPink #FF1CAE  
SpringGreen #00FF7F  
SteelBlue #236B8E  
SummerSky #38B0DE  
Tan #DB9370  
Teal #008080  
Thistle #D8BFD8  
Tomato #FF6347  
Turquoise #ADEAEA  
VeryDarkBrown #5C4033  
VeryDarkGray #5C4033  
Violet #422F4F  
VioletRed #CC3299  
Wheat #D8D8BF  
White #FFFFFF  
Yellow #FFFF00  
YellowGreen #99CC32