CSS Color Codes

Use the following color picker or color charts to pick a color that you can use within your CSS code. The color picker provides the color values in hexadecimal and RGB. The color chart provides them in hexadecimal, RGB, and their color names.

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Basic CSS Colors

Here is a table of the basic color names that have been in CSS since CSS1 (except orange, which was added in CSS 2.1).

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CSS Color Names

Here is a full list of the CSS named colors as specified in CSS3 (CSS Color Module Level 4). These are based on the X11 color set. The above basic colors are also included in this chart.

Try clicking on a value. This will open the color in Quackit's online editor so you can see how it looks (and grab the code). There's also a link to a color tester where you can get another preview of the color.

Color Name Hex Code
RGB
Decimal Code
RGB
Reds
IndianRed CD5C5C 205,92,92
LightCoral F08080 240,128,128
Salmon FA8072 250,128,114
DarkSalmon E9967A 233,150,122
LightSalmon FFA07A 255,160,122
Crimson DC143C 220,20,60
Red FF0000 255,0,0
FireBrick B22222 178,34,34
DarkRed 8B0000 139,0,0
Pinks
Pink FFC0CB 255,192,203
LightPink FFB6C1 255,182,193
HotPink FF69B4 255,105,180
DeepPink FF1493 255,20,147
MediumVioletRed C71585 199,21,133
PaleVioletRed DB7093 219,112,147
Oranges
Coral FF7F50 255,127,80
Tomato FF6347 255,99,71
OrangeRed FF4500 255,69,0
DarkOrange FF8C00 255,140,0
Orange FFA500 255,165,0
Yellows
Gold FFD700 255,215,0
Yellow FFFF00 255,255,0
LightYellow FFFFE0 255,255,224
LemonChiffon FFFACD 255,250,205
LightGoldenrodYellow FAFAD2 250,250,210
PapayaWhip FFEFD5 255,239,213
Moccasin FFE4B5 255,228,181
PeachPuff FFDAB9 255,218,185
PaleGoldenrod EEE8AA 238,232,170
Khaki F0E68C 240,230,140
DarkKhaki BDB76B 189,183,107
Purples
Lavender E6E6FA 230,230,250
Thistle D8BFD8 216,191,216
Plum DDA0DD 221,160,221
Violet EE82EE 238,130,238
Orchid DA70D6 218,112,214
Fuchsia FF00FF 255,0,255
Magenta FF00FF 255,0,255
MediumOrchid BA55D3 186,85,211
MediumPurple 9370DB 147,112,219
BlueViolet 8A2BE2 138,43,226
DarkViolet 9400D3 148,0,211
DarkOrchid 9932CC 153,50,204
DarkMagenta 8B008B 139,0,139
Purple 800080 128,0,128
RebeccaPurple 663399 102,51,153
Indigo 4B0082 75,0,130
MediumSlateBlue 7B68EE 123,104,238
SlateBlue 6A5ACD 106,90,205
DarkSlateBlue 483D8B 72,61,139
Color Name Hex Code
RGB
Decimal Code
RGB
Greens
GreenYellow ADFF2F 173,255,47
Chartreuse 7FFF00 127,255,0
LawnGreen 7CFC00 124,252,0
Lime 00FF00 0,255,0
LimeGreen 32CD32 50,205,50
PaleGreen 98FB98 152,251,152
LightGreen 90EE90 144,238,144
MediumSpringGreen 00FA9A 0,250,154
SpringGreen 00FF7F 0,255,127
MediumSeaGreen 3CB371 60,179,113
SeaGreen 2E8B57 46,139,87
ForestGreen 228B22 34,139,34
Green 008000 0,128,0
DarkGreen 006400 0,100,0
YellowGreen 9ACD32 154,205,50
OliveDrab 6B8E23 107,142,35
Olive 808000 128,128,0
DarkOliveGreen 556B2F 85,107,47
MediumAquamarine 66CDAA 102,205,170
DarkSeaGreen 8FBC8F 143,188,143
LightSeaGreen 20B2AA 32,178,170
DarkCyan 008B8B 0,139,139
Teal 008080 0,128,128
Blues/Cyans
Aqua 00FFFF 0,255,255
Cyan 00FFFF 0,255,255
LightCyan E0FFFF 224,255,255
PaleTurquoise AFEEEE 175,238,238
Aquamarine 7FFFD4 127,255,212
Turquoise 40E0D0 64,224,208
MediumTurquoise 48D1CC 72,209,204
DarkTurquoise 00CED1 0,206,209
CadetBlue 5F9EA0 95,158,160
SteelBlue 4682B4 70,130,180
LightSteelBlue B0C4DE 176,196,222
PowderBlue B0E0E6 176,224,230
LightBlue ADD8E6 173,216,230
SkyBlue 87CEEB 135,206,235
LightSkyBlue 87CEFA 135,206,250
DeepSkyBlue 00BFFF 0,191,255
DodgerBlue 1E90FF 30,144,255
CornflowerBlue 6495ED 100,149,237
RoyalBlue 4169E1 65,105,225
Blue 0000FF 0,0,255
MediumBlue 0000CD 0,0,205
DarkBlue 00008B 0,0,139
Navy 000080 0,0,128
MidnightBlue 191970 25,25,112
Color Name Hex Code
RGB
Decimal Code
RGB
Browns
Cornsilk FFF8DC 255,248,220
BlanchedAlmond FFEBCD 255,235,205
Bisque FFE4C4 255,228,196
NavajoWhite FFDEAD 255,222,173
Wheat F5DEB3 245,222,179
BurlyWood DEB887 222,184,135
Tan D2B48C 210,180,140
RosyBrown BC8F8F 188,143,143
SandyBrown F4A460 244,164,96
Goldenrod DAA520 218,165,32
DarkGoldenrod B8860B 184,134,11
Peru CD853F 205,133,63
Chocolate D2691E 210,105,30
SaddleBrown 8B4513 139,69,19
Sienna A0522D 160,82,45
Brown A52A2A 165,42,42
Maroon 800000 128,0,0
Whites
White FFFFFF 255,255,255
Snow FFFAFA 255,250,250
Honeydew F0FFF0 240,255,240
MintCream F5FFFA 245,255,250
Azure F0FFFF 240,255,255
AliceBlue F0F8FF 240,248,255
GhostWhite F8F8FF 248,248,255
WhiteSmoke F5F5F5 245,245,245
Seashell FFF5EE 255,245,238
Beige F5F5DC 245,245,220
OldLace FDF5E6 253,245,230
FloralWhite FFFAF0 255,250,240
Ivory FFFFF0 255,255,240
AntiqueWhite FAEBD7 250,235,215
Linen FAF0E6 250,240,230
LavenderBlush FFF0F5 255,240,245
MistyRose FFE4E1 255,228,225
Greys
Gainsboro DCDCDC 220,220,220
LightGray D3D3D3 211,211,211
LightGrey D3D3D3 211,211,211
Silver C0C0C0 192,192,192
DarkGray A9A9A9 169,169,169
DarkGrey A9A9A9 169,169,169
Gray 808080 128,128,128
Grey 808080 128,128,128
DimGray 696969 105,105,105
DimGrey 696969 105,105,105
LightSlateGray 778899 119,136,153
LightSlateGrey 778899 119,136,153
SlateGray 708090 112,128,144
SlateGrey 708090 112,128,144
DarkSlateGray 2F4F4F 47,79,79
DarkSlateGrey 2F4F4F 47,79,79
Black 000000 0,0,0

How to use these Colors

Each color can be represented in many different ways. For example blue can also be represented as #0000ff, #00f, rgb(0,0,255) and many other ways. It doesn't matter which one you choose as long as it's a valid color.

You can apply any of these colors to a website or blog by using the relevant CSS code.

Take blue for example.

Below are quick CSS code examples for applying this color to various HTML elements.

Check out some basic color code examples using color names in the online editor.

In Hexadecimal Notation

Here is the same color, but this time using hexadecimal notation instead of the color name.

So the color code is now 0000FF.

This needs to be prefixed with a hash symbol, so it will become #0000FF when written in the code.

Check out some basic color code examples using hexadecimal values in the online editor.

In RGB Functional Notation

Here is the same color, but this time using RGB functional notation.

So the color code is now 0,0,255. This needs to be placed inside the rgb() function, so it will look like this rgb(0,0,255).

Check out some basic color code examples using RGB functional notation in the online editor.

Full-Page Example

Here is an example of where CSS color codes can fit into an HTML document.

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This example uses embedded style sheets. You can also move the styles to an external style sheet so that you can apply the styles across the whole site from one file.

Transparent Colors

CSS also enables us to add transparent colors to our HTML elements. This means that you can add a color that's semi-transparent — so that you can see the element behind it.

Here's an example of adding transparency to a color using the rgba() function.

List of Color Values

Here's a list of color values you can use with CSS.

  • CSS Named Colors
  • CSS transparent Keyword
  • CSS currentcolor Keyword
  • CSS 3-Digit Hex Codes
  • CSS 4-Digit Hex Codes
  • CSS 6-Digit Hex Codes
  • CSS 8-Digit Hex Codes
  • CSS rgb() Function
  • CSS rgba() Function
  • CSS hsl() Function
  • CSS hsla() Function
  • CSS hwb() Function
  • CSS System Colors
  • List of Color Properties

    Here's a list of color-related properties you can use with CSS.

  • background-color
  • background
  • border
  • border-bottom-color
  • border-color
  • border-left-color
  • border-right-color
  • border-top-color
  • box-shadow
  • color
  • column-rule
  • column-rule-color
  • filter
  • opacity
  • outline-color
  • outline
  • text-decoration
  • text-decoration-color
  • text-shadow
  • Web Safe Colors

    This chart displays the 216 "web safe" colors. Click on a color to display it in a new page.

    With current day monitors being able to display millions of colors, there's little need to use the web safe colors any more. But it's a great way to pick some basic colors nice and quickly. And hey, it's still a nice looking chart!

    #FFFFFF #FFFFCC #FFFF99 #FFFF66 #FFFF33 #FFFF00
    #FFCCFF #FFCCCC #FFCC99 #FFCC66 #FFCC33 #FFCC00
    #FF99FF #FF99CC #FF9999 #FF9966 #FF9933 #FF9900
    #FF66FF #FF66CC #FF6699 #FF6666 #FF6633 #FF6600
    #FF33FF #FF33CC #FF3399 #FF3366 #FF3333 #FF3300
    #FF00FF #FF00CC #FF0099 #FF0066 #FF0033 #FF0000
    #CCFFFF #CCFFCC #CCFF99 #CCFF66 #CCFF33 #CCFF00
    #CCCCFF #CCCCCC #CCCC99 #CCCC66 #CCCC33 #CCCC00
    #CC99FF #CC99CC #CC9999 #CC9966 #CC9933 #CC9900
    #CC66FF #CC66CC #CC6699 #CC6666 #CC6633 #CC6600
    #CC33FF #CC33CC #CC3399 #CC3366 #CC3333 #CC3300
    #CC00FF #CC00CC #CC0099 #CC0066 #CC0033 #CC0000
    #99FFFF #99FFCC #99FF99 #99FF66 #99FF33 #99FF00
    #99CCFF #99CCCC #99CC99 #99CC66 #99CC33 #99CC00
    #9999FF #9999CC #999999 #999966 #999933 #999900
    #9966FF #9966CC #996699 #996666 #996633 #996600
    #9933FF #9933CC #993399 #993366 #993333 #993300
    #9900FF #9900CC #990099 #990066 #990033 #990000
    #66FFFF #66FFCC #66FF99 #66FF66 #66FF33 #66FF00
    #66CCFF #66CCCC #66CC99 #66CC66 #66CC33 #66CC00
    #6699FF #6699CC #669999 #669966 #669933 #669900
    #6666FF #6666CC #666699 #666666 #666633 #666600
    #6633FF #6633CC #663399 #663366 #663333 #663300
    #6600FF #6600CC #660099 #660066 #660033 #660000
    #33FFFF #33FFCC #33FF99 #33FF66 #33FF33 #33FF00
    #33CCFF #33CCCC #33CC99 #33CC66 #33CC33 #33CC00
    #3399FF #3399CC #339999 #339966 #339933 #339900
    #3366FF #3366CC #336699 #336666 #336633 #336600
    #3333FF #3333CC #333399 #333366 #333333 #333300
    #3300FF #3300CC #330099 #330066 #330033 #330000
    #00FFFF #00FFCC #00FF99 #00FF66 #00FF33 #00FF00
    #00CCFF #00CCCC #00CC99 #00CC66 #00CC33 #00CC00
    #0099FF #0099CC #009999 #009966 #009933 #009900
    #0066FF #0066CC #006699 #006666 #006633 #006600
    #0033FF #0033CC #003399 #003366 #003333 #003300
    #0000FF #0000CC #000099 #000066 #000033 #000000