Web Color Reference

By Stephanos Piperoglou

Proprietary Color Names

Internet Explorer provides many additional color names since version 4.0. Using these names is a bad idea, since not every browser understands them, and I can't really blame any piece of software that is puzzled by "bisque." They are provided here to aid porting to numerical color notations, as well as for entertainment value. Personally, "darkgoldenrod" just cracks me up.

Netscape also has a host of color names, many of them shared with IE. Since this article's original publication, many readers have written to us suggesting Netscape compatible name/value color listings. Among those suggested is this page: http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/js/client/jsref/colors.htm from Netscape's Developer Web site.









The color table is shown below:













Internet Explorer Named Colors
Color Name Hex 6 Hex 3 RGB RGB% Websafe Reallysafe Sample
aliceblue#F0F8FF#FFF240,248,25594%,97%,100%NoNo 
antiquewhite#FAEBD7#FED250,235,21598%,92%,84%NoNo 
aqua#00FFFF#0FF0,255,2550%,100%,100%YesYes 
aquamarine#7FFFD4#7FD127,255,21249%,100%,83%NoNo 
azure#F0FFFF#FFF240,255,25594%,100%,100%NoNo 
beige#F5F5DC#FFD245,245,22096%,96%,86%NoNo 
bisque#FFE4C4#FEC255,228,196100%,89%,76%NoNo 
black#000000#0000,0,00%,0%,0%YesYes 
blanchedalmond#FFEBCD#FEC255,235,205100%,92%,80%NoNo 
blue#0000FF#00F0,0,2550%,0%,100%YesYes 
blueviolet#8A2BE2#82E138,43,22654%,16%,88%NoNo 
brown#A52A2A#A22165,42,4264%,16%,16%NoNo 
burlywood#DEB887#DB8222,184,13587%,72%,52%NoNo 
cadetblue#5F9EA0#59A95,158,16037%,61%,62%NoNo 
chartreuse#7FFF00#7F0127,255,049%,100%,0%NoNo 
chocolate#D2691E#D61210,105,3082%,41%,11%NoNo 
coral#FF7F50#F75255,127,80100%,49%,31%NoNo 
cornflowerblue#6495ED#69E100,149,23739%,58%,92%NoNo 
cornsilk#FFF8DC#FFD255,248,220100%,97%,86%NoNo 
crimson#DC143C#D13220,20,6086%,7%,23%NoNo 
cyan#00FFFF#0FF0,255,2550%,100%,100%YesYes 
darkblue#00008B#0080,0,1390%,0%,54%NoNo 
darkcyan#008B8B#0880,139,1390%,54%,54%NoNo 
darkgoldenrod#B8860B#B80184,134,1172%,52%,4%NoNo 
darkgray#A9A9A9#AAA169,169,16966%,66%,66%NoNo 
darkgreen#006400#0600,100,00%,39%,0%NoNo 
darkkhaki#BDB76B#BB6189,183,10774%,71%,41%NoNo 
darkmagenta#8B008B#808139,0,13954%,0%,54%NoNo 
darkolivegreen#556B2F#56285,107,4733%,41%,18%NoNo 
darkorange#FF8C00#F80255,140,0100%,54%,0%NoNo 
darkorchid#9932CC#93C153,50,20460%,19%,80%NoNo 
darkred#8B0000#800139,0,054%,0%,0%NoNo 
darksalmon#E9967A#E97233,150,12291%,58%,47%NoNo 
darkseagreen#8FBC8B#8B8143,188,13956%,73%,54%NoNo 
dodgerblue#1E90FF#19F30,144,25511%,56%,100%NoNo 
forestgreen#228B22#28234,139,3413%,54%,13%NoNo 
indianred#CD5C5C#C55205,92,9280%,36%,36%NoNo 
lavender#E6E6FA#EEF230,230,25090%,90%,98%NoNo 
lemonchiffon#FFFACD#FFC255,250,205100%,98%,80%NoNo 
lightgrey#D3D3D3#DDD211,211,21182%,82%,82%NoNo 
lightseagreen#20B2AA#2BA32,178,17012%,69%,66%NoNo 
mediumslateblue#7B68EE#76E123,104,23848%,40%,93%NoNo 
navy#000080#0080,0,1280%,0%,50%NoNo 
orange#FFA500#FA0255,165,0100%,64%,0%NoNo 
salmon#FA8072#F87250,128,11498%,50%,44%NoNo 
slateblue#6A5ACD#65C106,90,20541%,35%,80%NoNo 
yellowgreen#9ACD32#9C3154,205,5060%,80%,19%NoNo 
Internet Explorer's proprietary color names with their corresponding numerical values. Members of the Websafe and Reallysafe palletes are marked.



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