Standard Color Names


The standard set of color names is as follows: aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy, olive, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow.

These 16 colors are defined in HTML 3.2 and 4.01 and correspond to the basic VGA set on PCs. Most browsers accept a wider set of color names but use of these is not recommended.

Color Names and their Equivalent RGB Values
 black = "#000000"  green = "#008000"
 silver = "#C0C0C0"  lime = "#00FF00"
 gray = "#808080"  olive = "#808000"
 white = "#FFFFFF"  yellow = "#FFFF00"
 maroon = "#800000"  navy = "#000080"
 red = "#FF0000"  blue = "#0000FF"
 purple = "#800080"  teal = "#008080"
 fuchsia = "#FF00FF"  aqua = "#00FFFF"


Next, we discuss the color values.