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The "Safe" 216-Color Palette

The "Safe" 216-Color Palette

While many monitors are capable of rendering displays in up to 16.7 million colors, there are still many computer displays capable of only displaying 256 colors at a time. Of those colors, only 216 colors can be displayed without being dithered to a different color value. The following is a listing of "safe" color values that will be displayed uniformly and without dithering on systems capable of displaying at least 256 colors.

The "safe" values are those hexadecimal values containing any combination of the following hexadecimal values:


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