HTML Font Color Code

In HTML, font color is specified using the CSS color property.

If you've used other font properties such as 'font-family', 'font-size' etc, you might assume there's a 'font-color' property or a 'text-color' property. But, there isn't a 'font-color' or 'text-color' property. Nope. To set font/text color, you simply use the 'color' property - this is the same property you use to set the color of any HTML element.

Font Color - Inline Styles

Use this option if you only want to set the color of a small amount of text.

Font Color - Embedded Styles

Use this option if you have multiple blocks of text that all need to be the same color. A benefit of doing this is, if you later decide to change to a different color, you'll only need to do it in one place.

Note that you can set the font color for all paragraph text (or any other text) by using the element's name as the selector (i.e. p).

Font Color - External Style Sheet

If you need to set the font color for your whole website, you should use an external style sheet. You could transfer the contents of the above example into an external style sheet. Then, you can link to that style sheet from every page on your website.

To learn more, check out this page on external style sheets.

Choosing your Colors

There are millions of different colors to choose from when creating color schemes for websites. The easiest way to choose your colors is to use this color picker.

More Font Codes

Here's a list of the various font/text properties you can use on your website.