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Specifying Colors

Of the 216 “web safe” colors, there are 140 web colors that you can specify by name. After you have a few favorites, you will find that specifying colors by using their names is much easier. If a color name has more than one word, like “Dodger Blue,” it’s best to specify it as “dodgerblue” to make sure it renders correctly.

These are all the color names:

Aliceblue Darkslategray lightsalmon Palevioletred
antiquewhite Darkturquoise lightseagreen Papayawhip
Aqua Darkviolet lightskyblue Peachpuff
Aquamarine Deeppink lightslategray Peru
Azure Deepskyblue lightsteelblue Pink
Beige Dimgray lightyellow Plum
Bisque Dodgerblue lime Powderblue
Black Firebrick limegreen Purple
blanchedalmond Floralwhite linen Red
Blue Forestgreen magenta Rosybrown
Blueviolet Fuchsia maroon Royalblue
Brown Gainsboro mediumaquamarine Saddlebrown
Burlywood Ghostwhite mediumblue Salmon
Cadetblue Gold mediumorchid Sandybrown
chartreuse Goldenrod mediumpurple Seagreen
Chocolate Gray mediumseagreen Seashell
Coral Green mediumslateblue Sienna
cornflowerblue Greenyellow mediumspringgreen Silver
Cornsilk Honeydew mediumturquoise Skyblue
Crimson Hotpink mediumvioletred Slateblue
Cyan Indianred midnightblue Slategray
Darkblue Indigo mintcream Snow
Darkcyan Ivory mistyrose Springgreen
darkgoldenrod Khaki moccasin Steelblue
Darkgray Lavender navajowhite Tan
Darkgreen Lavenderblush navy Teal
Darkkhaki Lawngreen oldlace Thistle
darkmagenta Lemonchiffon olive Tomato
darkolivegreen Lightblue olivedrab Turquoise
darkorange Lightcoral orange Violet
darkorchid Lightcyan orangered Wheat
Darkred Lightgoldenrodyellow orchid White
darksalmon Lightgreen palegoldenrod Whitesmoke
darkseagreen Lightgrey palegreen Yellow
darkslateblue Lightpink paleturquoise Yellowgreen

Web Link

These colors, along with their hexadecimal and RGB equivalents, can be found at


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