Color Names

This page contains HTML color names. These are color names that can be used when coding HTML and CSS. The first table contains the 17 color names as recognized by the CSS 2.1 specification. The second table contains a more extensive list of color names. These are known as X11 color names, and were standardized by SVG 1.0.

Basic Color Names

HTML initially recognized 16 color names. CSS then included these names and added orange which made it 17 color names specified in the CSS 2.1 specification. The color names in the following table are the basic color names in CSS.

X11 Color Names

The following table contains the color names that are recognized by most, if not all, modern browsers. Most of these are from the list of X11 color names distributed with the X Window System. These color names were standardized by SVG 1.0.

CSS has now included these as part of its official named colors list (as of CSS3).

Also see the color picker and websafe palette.