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Web colour names

The color names recognized by common browsers, with dark colours towards the left and top, and light colours towards the right and foot. The xxxs show the readability of monochrome letters against each colour.

Hex Name   Colour   Hex Name   Colour  
Blacks and greys
000000 black xxx 778899 lightslategray xxx
2F4F4F darkslategray xxx A9A9A9 darkgray xxx
696969 dimgray xxx C0C0C0 silver xxx
808080 gray xxx D3D3D3 lightgray xxx
708090 slategray xxx DCDCDC gainsboro xxx
Blues
191970 midnightblue xxx 00BFFF deepskyblue xxx
000080 navy xxx 87CEEB skyblue xxx
00008B darkblue xxx 87CEFA lightskyblue xxx
0000CD mediumblue xxx 00FFFF aqua = cyan xxx
0000FF blue xxx B0E0E6 powderblue xxx
4682B4 steelblue xxx ADD8E6 lightblue xxx
4169E1 royalblue xxx AFEEEE paleturquoise xxx
6495ED cornflowerblue xxx F0FFFF azure xxx
1E90FF dodgerblue xxx F0F8FF aliceblue xxx
Blue-purples
4B0082 indigo xxx 7B68EE mediumslateblue xxx
483D8B darkslateblue xxx 8470FF lightslateblue * xxx
6A5ACD slateblue xxx B0C4DE lightsteelblue xxx
Blue-greens
008080 teal xxx 66CDAA mediumaquamarine xxx
008B8B darkcyan xxx 48D1CC mediumturquoise xxx
5F9EA0 cadetblue xxx 40E0D0 turquoise xxx
20B2AA lightseagreen xxx 7FFFD4 aquamarine xxx
00CED1 darkturquoise xxx E0FFFF lightcyan xxx
Greens
006400 darkgreen xxx 9ACD32 yellowgreen xxx
008000 green xxx 00FF00 lime xxx
228B22 forestgreen xxx 00FF7F springgreen xxx
2E8B57 seagreen xxx 00FA9A mediumspringgreen xxx
556B2F darkolivegreen xxx 7CFC00 lawngreen xxx
808000 olive xxx 7FFF00 chartreuse xxx
6B8E23 olivedrab xxx ADFF2F greenyellow xxx
3CB371 mediumseagreen xxx 90EE90 lightgreen xxx
32CD32 limegreen xxx 98FB98 palegreen xxx
8FBC8F darkseagreen xxx F0FFF0 honeydew xxx
Purples
800000 maroon xxx 9370D8 mediumpurple xxx
800080 purple xxx DA70D6 orchid xxx
8B008B darkmagenta xxx EE82EE violet xxx
9400D3 darkviolet xxx DDA0DD plum xxx
9932CC darkorchid xxx D8BFD8 thistle xxx
8A2BE2 blueviolet xxx E6E6FA lavender xxx
BA55D3 mediumorchid xxx F8F8FF ghostwhite xxx
Browns
8B4513 saddlebrown xxx F4A460 sandybrown xxx
A52A2A brown xxx BDB76B darkkhaki xxx
B22222 firebrick xxx D2B48C tan xxx
A0522D sienna xxx DEB887 burlywood xxx
D2691E chocolate xxx F0E68C khaki xxx
B8860B darkgoldenrod xxx FFDEAD navajowhite xxx
CD853F peru xxx FFEBCD blanchedalmond xxx
BC8F8F rosybrown xxx FFEFD5 papayawhip xxx
Reds
8B0000 darkred xxx FF1493 deeppink xxx
DC143C crimson xxx FF00FF fuchsia = magenta xxx
FF0000 red xxx CD5C5C indianred xxx
C71585 mediumvioletred xxx D87093 palevioletred xxx
D02090 violetred xxx F08080 lightcoral xxx
Oranges
FF4500 orangered xxx FFA500 orange xxx
FF6347 tomato xxx FF7F50 coral xxx
FF8C00 darkorange xxx FFDAB9 peachpuff xxx
DAA520 goldenrod xxx FFE4C4 bisque xxx
Pinks
FF69B4 hotpink xxx FFB6C1 lightpink xxx
FF7F50 coral xxx FFC0CB pink xxx
F08080 lightcoral xxx FFE4E1 mistyrose xxx
FA8072 salmon xxx FFF0F5 lavenderblush xxx
E9967A darksalmon xxx FFF5EE seashell xxx
FFA07A lightsalmon xxx FFFAFA snow xxx
Yellows and creams
FFD700 gold xxx FFF8DC cornsilk xxx
FFFF00 yellow xxx FDF5E6 oldlace xxx
F5DEB3 wheat xxx FAF0E6 linen xxx
EEE8AA palegoldenrod xxx F5F5DC beige xxx
FFE4B5 moccasin xxx FAFAD2 lightgoldenrodyellow xxx
FAEBD7 antiquewhite xxx FFFFE0 lightyellow xxx
FFFACD lemonchiffon xxx FFFFF0 ivory xxx
Whites
FFFFFF white xxx F0FFF0 honeydew xxx
FFFAF0 floralwhite xxx F5F5F5 whitesmoke xxx
F8F8FF ghostwhite xxx FFFAFA snow xxx
F5FFFA mintcream xxx FFFFF0 ivory xxx

* Some colour names don't work - e.g. lightslateblue looks blue in Netscape, black in Internet Explorer for PC. The same with paleviolet.

See also the charts of background colours and websafe colours.