Color Names and Related Hex Values

The W3C has defined just 16 color names that you can use and will therefore pass HTML or CSS validation. These approved color names are: aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy, olive, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow. These colors were originally picked as being the standard 16 colors supported with the Windows VGA palette.

The color name column in this table shows the names as set out in the X11 color name scheme, which is included with every X11 installation (also known as X Window System which is used on most Unix-like operating systems). All the browsers tested supported these color names. However, to ensure validity in current HTML specifications, you should specify the color using the HEX value, not the color name.

Note that there are some clashes that exist between the X11 named scheme and the HTML/CSS scheme, and these colors are "gray", "green", "maroon" and "purple". These colors are all defined in a slightly darker tone in the HTML/CSS model than they are in X11. So while using these names will provide you with a valid attribute value, you should favor using the hex value stated in the chart instead.

Table 1. Color names, codes and W3C Validity
Color Name (X11) Color Hex Value Color Name validates? (W3C)
AliceBlue #F0F8FF No
AntiqueWhite #FAEBD7 No
Aqua #00FFFF Yes
Aquamarine #7FFFD4 No
Azure #F0FFFF No
Beige #F5F5DC No
Bisque #FFE4C4 No
Black #000000 Yes
BlanchedAlmond #FFEBCD No
Blue #0000FF Yes
BlueViolet #8A2BE2 No
Brown #A52A2A No
BurlyWood #DEB887 No
CadetBlue #5F9EA0 No
Chartreuse #7FFF00 No
Chocolate #D2691E No
Coral #FF7F50 No
CornflowerBlue #6495ED No
Cornsilk #FFF8DC No
Crimson #DC143C No
Cyan #00FFFF No
DarkBlue #00008B No
DarkCyan #008B8B No
DarkGoldenRod #B8860B No
DarkGray #A9A9A9 No
DarkGrey #A9A9A9 No
DarkGreen #006400 No
DarkKhaki #BDB76B No
DarkMagenta #8B008B No
DarkOliveGreen #556B2F No
Darkorange #FF8C00 No
DarkOrchid #9932CC No
DarkRed #8B0000 No
DarkSalmon #E9967A No
DarkSeaGreen #8FBC8F No
DarkSlateBlue #483D8B No
DarkSlateGray #2F4F4F No
DarkSlateGrey #2F4F4F No
DarkTurquoise #00CED1 No
DarkViolet #9400D3 No
DeepPink #FF1493 No
DeepSkyBlue #00BFFF No
DimGray #696969 No
DimGrey #696969 No
DodgerBlue #1E90FF No
FireBrick #B22222 No
FloralWhite #FFFAF0 No
ForestGreen #228B22 No
Fuchsia #FF00FF Yes
Gainsboro #DCDCDC No
GhostWhite #F8F8FF No
Gold #FFD700 No
GoldenRod #DAA520 No
Gray #808080 Yes
Grey #808080 No
Green #008000 Yes
GreenYellow #ADFF2F No
HoneyDew #F0FFF0 No
HotPink #FF69B4 No
IndianRed #CD5C5C No
Indigo #4B0082 No
Ivory #FFFFF0 No
Khaki #F0E68C No
Lavender #E6E6FA No
LavenderBlush #FFF0F5 No
LawnGreen #7CFC00 No
LemonChiffon #FFFACD No
LightBlue #ADD8E6 No
LightCoral #F08080 No
LightCyan #E0FFFF No
LightGoldenRodYellow #FAFAD2 No
LightGray #D3D3D3 No
LightGrey #D3D3D3 No
LightGreen #90EE90 No
LightPink #FFB6C1 No
LightSalmon #FFA07A No
LightSeaGreen #20B2AA No
LightSkyBlue #87CEFA No
LightSlateGray #778899 No
LightSlateGrey #778899 No
LightSteelBlue #B0C4DE No
LightYellow #FFFFE0 No
Lime #00FF00 Yes
LimeGreen #32CD32 No
Linen #FAF0E6 No
Magenta #FF00FF No
Maroon #800000 Yes
MediumAquaMarine #66CDAA No
MediumBlue #0000CD No
MediumOrchid #BA55D3 No
MediumPurple #9370D8 No
MediumSeaGreen #3CB371 No
MediumSlateBlue #7B68EE No
MediumSpringGreen #00FA9A No
MediumTurquoise #48D1CC No
MediumVioletRed #C71585 No
MidnightBlue #191970 No
MintCream #F5FFFA No
MistyRose #FFE4E1 No
Moccasin #FFE4B5 No
NavajoWhite #FFDEAD No
Navy #000080 Yes
OldLace #FDF5E6 No
Olive #808000 Yes
OliveDrab #6B8E23 No
Orange #FFA500 No
OrangeRed #FF4500 No
Orchid #DA70D6 No
PaleGoldenRod #EEE8AA No
PaleGreen #98FB98 No
PaleTurquoise #AFEEEE No
PaleVioletRed #D87093 No
PapayaWhip #FFEFD5 No
PeachPuff #FFDAB9 No
Peru #CD853F No
Pink #FFC0CB No
Plum #DDA0DD No
PowderBlue #B0E0E6 No
Purple #800080 Yes
Red #FF0000 Yes
RosyBrown #BC8F8F No
RoyalBlue #4169E1 No
SaddleBrown #8B4513 No
Salmon #FA8072 No
SandyBrown #F4A460 No
SeaGreen #2E8B57 No
SeaShell #FFF5EE No
Sienna #A0522D No
Silver #C0C0C0 Yes
SkyBlue #87CEEB No
SlateBlue #6A5ACD No
SlateGray #708090 No
SlateGrey #708090 No
Snow #FFFAFA No
SpringGreen #00FF7F No
SteelBlue #4682B4 No
Tan #D2B48C No
Teal #008080 Yes
Thistle #D8BFD8 No
Tomato #FF6347 No
Turquoise #40E0D0 No
Violet #EE82EE No
Wheat #F5DEB3 No
White #FFFFFF Yes
WhiteSmoke #F5F5F5 No
Yellow #FFFF00 Yes
YellowGreen #9ACD32 No

User-contributed notes

ID:
#7
Contributed:
by Eekboom
Date:
Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:02:38 GMT

Where are the _colors_?
It sure would help if the table had another column with small rectangle of the actual color!

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