Web Safe Color Palette

Below is the web safe color palette (also known as browser-safe palette, Netscape palette, 216 palette, web palette, and the 6x6x6 color cube). Use these colors if you prefer to use only colors from the web safe color palette. The shorthand hexadecimal value is written below each color so you can copy and paste the shorthand hex color code into your HTML.

000 300 600 900 C00 F00
003 303 603 903 C03 F03
006 306 606 906 C06 F06
009 309 609 909 C09 F09
00C 30C 60C 90C C0C F0C
00F 30F 60F 90F C0F F0F
030 330 630 930 C30 F30
033 333 633 933 C33 F33
036 336 636 936 C36 F36
039 339 639 939 C39 F39
03C 33C 63C 93C C3C F3C
03F 33F 63F 93F C3F F3F
060 360 660 960 C60 F60
063 363 663 963 C63 F63
066 366 666 966 C66 F66
069 369 669 969 C69 F69
06C 36C 66C 96C C6C F6C
06F 36F 66F 96F C6F F6F
090 390 690 990 C90 F90
093 393 693 993 C93 F93
096 396 696 996 C96 F96
099 399 699 999 C99 F99
09C 39C 69C 99C C9C F9C
09F 39F 69F 99F C9F F9F
0C0 3C0 6C0 9C0 CC0 FC0
0C3 3C3 6C3 9C3 CC3 FC3
0C6 3C6 6C6 9C6 CC6 FC6
0C9 3C9 6C9 9C9 CC9 FC9
0CC 3CC 6CC 9CC CCC FCC
0CF 3CF 6CF 9CF CCF FCF
0F0 3F0 6F0* 9F0 CF0 FF0
0F3 3F3 6F3 9F3 CF3 FF3
0F6 3F6 6F6 9F6 CF6 FF6
0F9 3F9 6F9 9F9 CF9 FF9
0FC 3FC 6FC 9FC CFC FFC
0FF 3FF 6FF 9FF CFF FFF

You can use hex shorthand for the websafe colors (just as you see them in the chart above). It's easy to convert hex to shorthand (and vice versa) because each shorthand digit represents two in hexadecimal. For example, shorthand of #F06 would be #FF0066 in hexadecimal. Don't forget to preceed the shorthand value with a #.

Here's more about hex color codes.

Remember, this color code chart represents the 216 web safe color palette. You can actually use any hexadecimal value you like. The web safe color palette was popular in the early days of the web when computers had less color capability. Some were only able to display 256 colors for example. Now, most computers connected to the web - even handheld devices - can view millions of colors, and the web safe color palette has become virtually irrelevant. That being said, the web safe color palette can still be used for inspiration on your own website color schemes - particularly if you're looking for that clean, simple, and perhaps, highly saturated look.

Here's more about web safe colors.

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