HTML 5 Tutorial: Color Codes

by Didin J., updated on Jan 16, 2020 HTML 5 Tutorial: Color Codes

Basic HTML 5 tutorial about understanding the HTML color codes in Color Name, Hexadecimal, RGB, and RGB with Alpha

In this tutorial, you will learn how to find or understand the HTML color codes in Color Name, Hexadecimal, RGB, and RGB with Alpha. You can use your desired color implementation. If you need a simple, basic, and standard color, you use it by name directly (they are 140 color names). For more precision color, you can use Hexadecimal or RGB. Additionally, if you need to set opacity or color transparency, you can use RGBA or RGB with Alpha.


HTML Color By Names

Here's the list of HTML 5 colors by names including the color HEX codes and color previews.

Color Name HEX Codes Color
AliceBlue #F0F8FF 
AntiqueWhite #FAEBD7 
Aqua #00FFFF 
Aquamarine #7FFFD4 
Azure #F0FFFF 
Beige #F5F5DC 
Bisque #FFE4C4 
Black #000000 
BlanchedAlmond #FFEBCD 
Blue #0000FF 
BlueViolet #8A2BE2 
Brown #A52A2A 
BurlyWood #DEB887 
CadetBlue #5F9EA0 
Chartreuse #7FFF00 
Chocolate #D2691E 
Coral #FF7F50 
CornflowerBlue #6495ED 
Cornsilk #FFF8DC 
Crimson #DC143C 
Cyan #00FFFF 
DarkBlue #00008B 
DarkCyan #008B8B 
DarkGoldenRod #B8860B 
DarkGray #A9A9A9 
DarkGrey #A9A9A9 
DarkGreen #006400 
DarkKhaki #BDB76B 
DarkMagenta #8B008B 
DarkOliveGreen #556B2F 
DarkOrange #FF8C00 
DarkOrchid #9932CC 
DarkRed #8B0000 
DarkSalmon #E9967A 
DarkSeaGreen #8FBC8F 
DarkSlateBlue #483D8B 
DarkSlateGray #2F4F4F 
DarkSlateGrey #2F4F4F 
DarkTurquoise #00CED1 
DarkViolet #9400D3 
DeepPink #FF1493 
DeepSkyBlue #00BFFF 
DimGray #696969 
DimGrey #696969 
DodgerBlue #1E90FF 
FireBrick #B22222 
FloralWhite #FFFAF0 
ForestGreen #228B22 
Fuchsia #FF00FF 
Gainsboro #DCDCDC 
GhostWhite #F8F8FF 
Gold #FFD700 
GoldenRod #DAA520 
Gray #808080 
Grey #808080 
Green #008000 
GreenYellow #ADFF2F 
HoneyDew #F0FFF0 
HotPink #FF69B4 
IndianRed #CD5C5C 
Indigo #4B0082 
Ivory #FFFFF0 
Khaki #F0E68C 
Lavender #E6E6FA 
LavenderBlush #FFF0F5 
LawnGreen #7CFC00 
LemonChiffon #FFFACD 
LightBlue #ADD8E6 
LightCoral #F08080 
LightCyan #E0FFFF 
LightGoldenRodYellow #FAFAD2 
LightGray #D3D3D3 
LightGrey #D3D3D3 
LightGreen #90EE90 
LightPink #FFB6C1 
LightSalmon #FFA07A 
LightSeaGreen #20B2AA 
LightSkyBlue #87CEFA 
LightSlateGray #778899 
LightSlateGrey #778899 
LightSteelBlue #B0C4DE 
LightYellow #FFFFE0 
Lime #00FF00 
LimeGreen #32CD32 
Linen #FAF0E6 
Magenta #FF00FF 
Maroon #800000 
MediumAquaMarine #66CDAA 
MediumBlue #0000CD 
MediumOrchid #BA55D3 
MediumPurple #9370DB 
MediumSeaGreen #3CB371 
MediumSlateBlue #7B68EE 
MediumSpringGreen #00FA9A 
MediumTurquoise #48D1CC 
MediumVioletRed #C71585 
MidnightBlue #191970 
MintCream #F5FFFA 
MistyRose #FFE4E1 
Moccasin #FFE4B5 
NavajoWhite #FFDEAD 
Navy #000080 
OldLace #FDF5E6 
Olive #808000 
OliveDrab #6B8E23 
Orange #FFA500 
OrangeRed #FF4500 
Orchid #DA70D6 
PaleGoldenRod #EEE8AA 
PaleGreen #98FB98 
PaleTurquoise #AFEEEE 
PaleVioletRed #DB7093 
PapayaWhip #FFEFD5 
PeachPuff #FFDAB9 
Peru #CD853F 
Pink #FFC0CB 
Plum #DDA0DD 
PowderBlue #B0E0E6 
Purple #800080 
RebeccaPurple #663399 
Red #FF0000 
RosyBrown #BC8F8F 
RoyalBlue #4169E1 
SaddleBrown #8B4513 
Salmon #FA8072 
SandyBrown #F4A460 
SeaGreen #2E8B57 
SeaShell #FFF5EE 
Sienna #A0522D 
Silver #C0C0C0 
SkyBlue #87CEEB 
SlateBlue #6A5ACD 
SlateGray #708090 
SlateGrey #708090 
Snow #FFFAFA 
SpringGreen #00FF7F 
SteelBlue #4682B4 
Tan #D2B48C 
Teal #008080 
Thistle #D8BFD8 
Tomato #FF6347 
Turquoise #40E0D0 
Violet #EE82EE 
Wheat #F5DEB3 
White #FFFFFF 
WhiteSmoke #F5F5F5 
Yellow #FFFF00 
YellowGreen #9ACD32 

Example 1: Color by name

<html>
  <head><title>Color Code Example</title><head>
  <body>
    <h1 style="color: red">Full Red Color</h1>
    <h1 style="color: green">Full Green Color</h1>
    <h1 style="color: blue">Full Blue Color</h1>
    <h1 style="color: yellow">Full Yellow Color</h1>
    <h1 style="color: cyan">Full Cyan Color</h1>
    <h1 style="color: purple">Full Purple Color</h1>
  </body>
</html>

HTML 5 Tutorial: Color Codes - HTML Color by Names


HTML Color By Hexadecimal

The HTML color by Hexadecimal is the series of 2 digit Hexadecimal x 3 begin with hash '#'.

So the formula of color combination in HEX is: #RRGGBB

RR = Red value in HEX
GG = Green Value in HEX
BB = Blue Value in HEX

Just adjust the intensity of each Red, Green, and Blue by changing the RR, GG, BB values to get your desired color.

00 = 255 = Lowes to zero intensity of Red/Green/Blue
FF =   0 = Highest intensity of Red/Green/Blue

Example 1: Single Color

<html>
  <head><title>Color Code Example</title><head>
  <body>
    <h1>Single color example</h1>
    <h1 style="color: #FF0000">Full Red Color</h1>
    <h1 style="color: #00FF00">Full Green Color</h1>
    <h1 style="color: #0000FF">Full Blue Color</h1>
  </body>
</html>

HTML 5 Tutorial: Color Codes - Single HEX Color

Example 2: Color Combination

<html>
  <head><title>Color Code Example</title><head>
  <body>
    <h1>Combination Color Code </h1>
    <h1 style="color: #FFFF00">Red + Green = Yellow</h1>
    <h1 style="color: #00FFFF">Green + Blue = Cyan</h1>
    <h1 style="color: #FF00FF">Red + Blue = Purple</h1>
  </body>
</html>

HTML 5 Tutorial: Color Codes - Combination of HEX Colors


HTML Color By RGB (Red, Green, Blue)

The HTML RGB color codes use a combination of Red, Green, and Blue color that specify the intensity by number. Starting from 0 to 255 number which 0 is the lowest or zero intensity of color and 255 the highest intensity of color.

The formula is like this: RGB(RRR, GGG, BBB)

RRR = Red color in 3 digit number 0 - 255
GGG = Green color in 3 digit number 0 - 255
BBB = Blue Color in 3 digit number 0 - 255

Example 3: Single RGB HTML color

<html>
  <head><title>Color Code Example</title><head>
  <body>
    <h1 style="color: RGB(255,0,0)">Full Red Color</h1>
    <h1 style="color: RGB(0,255,0)">Full Green Color</h1>
    <h1 style="color: RGB(0,0,255)">Full Blue Color</h1>
  </body>
</html>

HTML 5 Tutorial: Color Codes - Single RGB Color

Example 4: 2 color combination of HTML RGB

<html>
  <head><title>Color Code Example</title><head>
  <body>
    <h1 style="color: RGB(255,255,0)">Red + Green = Yellow</h1>
    <h1 style="color: RGB(0,255,255)">Green + Blue = Cyan</h1>
    <h1 style="color: RGB(255,0,255)">Red + Blue = Purple</h1>
  </body>
</html>

HTML 5 Tutorial: Color Codes - Combination RGB Colors


HTML Color Transparency By RGBA (Red, Green, Blue, Alpha)

To show transparency if the color, just adds alpha to the RGB color codes.

The formula is like this: RGBA(RRR, GGG, BBB, A.A)

RRR = Red color in 3 digit number 0 - 255
GGG = Green color in 3 digit number 0 - 255
BBB = Blue Color in 3 digit number 0 - 255
A.A = Alpha/Transparency in float number 0.0 - 1.0

Example 5: Single RGBA color

<html>
  <head><title>Color Code Example</title><head>
  <body>
    <h1 style="color: RGBA(255,0,0,0.5)">Full Red Color</h1>
    <h1 style="color: RGBA(0,255,0,0.8)">Full Green Color</h1>
    <h1 style="color: RGBA(0,0,255,0.1)">Full Blue Color</h1>
  </body>
</html>

HTML 5 Tutorial: Color Codes - Single RGBA Color

Example 6: 2 RGBA color combination

<html>
  <head><title>Color Code Example</title><head>
  <body>
    <h1 style="color: RGBA(255,255,0, 0.3)">Red + Green = Yellow</h1>
    <h1 style="color: RGBA(0,255,255, 0.6)">Green + Blue = Cyan</h1>
    <h1 style="color: RGBA(255,0,255, 1.0)">Red + Blue = Purple</h1>
  </body>
</html>

HTML 5 Tutorial: Color Codes - Combination RGBA Colors

That it's, a simple basic of HTML 5 color codes. There's not much example, but this is the most used color codes in the web application or HTML pages.

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