FF0000  00FF00  0000FF
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255;0;0  0;255;0  0;0;255
 

RGB to Color Name Mapping (Triplet and Hex)

The color table has been roughly divided up into shades. Select one of these: Black; Blue; Brown; Gray; Green; Orange; Red; Violet; White; Yellow; to jump to that division.

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Shades of Black and Gray (see also Gray vs Grey)
Color NameCreditsR;G;B DecRGB HexCSS HexBG/FG color sample
GreyN84;84;84545454 ### SAMPLE ###
Grey, SilverV192;192;192C0C0C0 ### SAMPLE ###
greyX190;190;190BEBEBE ### SAMPLE ###
LightGrayX211;211;211D3D3D3 ### SAMPLE ###
LightSlateGreyX119;136;153778899789### SAMPLE ###
SlateGrayX112;128;144708090 ### SAMPLE ###
SlateGray1X198;226;255C6E2FF ### SAMPLE ###
SlateGray2X185;211;238B9D3EE ### SAMPLE ###
SlateGray3X159;182;2059FB6CD ### SAMPLE ###
SlateGray4X108;123;1396C7B8B ### SAMPLE ###
blackN,V,X0;0;0000000000### SAMPLE ###
grey0X0;0;0000000000### SAMPLE ###
grey1X3;3;3030303 ### SAMPLE ###
grey2X5;5;5050505 ### SAMPLE ###
grey3X8;8;8080808 ### SAMPLE ###
grey4X10;10;100A0A0A ### SAMPLE ###
grey5X13;13;130D0D0D ### SAMPLE ###
grey6X15;15;150F0F0F ### SAMPLE ###
grey7X18;18;18121212 ### SAMPLE ###
grey8X20;20;20141414 ### SAMPLE ###
grey9X23;23;23171717 ### SAMPLE ###
grey10X26;26;261A1A1A ### SAMPLE ###
grey11X28;28;281C1C1C ### SAMPLE ###
grey12X31;31;311F1F1F ### SAMPLE ###
grey13X33;33;33212121 ### SAMPLE ###
  34;34;34222222222### SAMPLE ###
grey14X36;36;36242424 ### SAMPLE ###
grey15X38;38;38262626 ### SAMPLE ###
grey16X41;41;41292929 ### SAMPLE ###
grey17X43;43;432B2B2B ### SAMPLE ###
grey18X46;46;462E2E2E ### SAMPLE ###
grey19X48;48;48303030 ### SAMPLE ###
grey20X51;51;51333333333### SAMPLE ###
grey21X54;54;54363636 ### SAMPLE ###
grey22X56;56;56383838 ### SAMPLE ###
grey23X59;59;593B3B3B ### SAMPLE ###
grey24X61;61;613D3D3D ### SAMPLE ###
grey25X64;64;64404040 ### SAMPLE ###
grey26X66;66;66424242 ### SAMPLE ###
grey27X69;69;69454545 ### SAMPLE ###
grey28X71;71;71474747 ### SAMPLE ###
grey29X74;74;744A4A4A ### SAMPLE ###
grey30X77;77;774D4D4D ### SAMPLE ###
grey31X79;79;794F4F4F ### SAMPLE ###
grey32X82;82;82525252 ### SAMPLE ###
grey33X84;84;84545454 ### SAMPLE ###
  85;85;85555555555### SAMPLE ###
grey34X87;87;87575757 ### SAMPLE ###
grey35X89;89;89595959 ### SAMPLE ###
grey36X92;92;925C5C5C ### SAMPLE ###
grey37X94;94;945E5E5E ### SAMPLE ###
grey38X97;97;97616161 ### SAMPLE ###
grey39X99;99;99636363 ### SAMPLE ###
grey40X102;102;102666666666### SAMPLE ###
grey41, DimGreyX105;105;105696969 ### SAMPLE ###
grey42X107;107;1076B6B6B ### SAMPLE ###
grey43X110;110;1106E6E6E ### SAMPLE ###
grey44X112;112;112707070 ### SAMPLE ###
grey45X115;115;115737373 ### SAMPLE ###
grey46X117;117;117757575 ### SAMPLE ###
  119;119;119777777777#©2006 walsh@njit.edu#
grey47X120;120;120787878 ### SAMPLE ###
grey48X122;122;1227A7A7A ### SAMPLE ###
grey49X125;125;1257D7D7D ### SAMPLE ###
grey50X127;127;1277F7F7F ### SAMPLE ###
grey51X130;130;130828282 ### SAMPLE ###
grey52X133;133;133858585 ### SAMPLE ###
grey53X135;135;135878787 ### SAMPLE ###
  136;136;136888888888### SAMPLE ###
grey54X138;138;1388A8A8A ### SAMPLE ###
grey55X140;140;1408C8C8C ### SAMPLE ###
grey56X143;143;1438F8F8F ### SAMPLE ###
grey57X145;145;145919191 ### SAMPLE ###
grey58X148;148;148949494 ### SAMPLE ###
grey59X150;150;150969696 ### SAMPLE ###
grey60X153;153;153999999999### SAMPLE ###
grey61X156;156;1569C9C9C ### SAMPLE ###
grey62X158;158;1589E9E9E ### SAMPLE ###
grey63X161;161;161A1A1A1 ### SAMPLE ###
grey64X163;163;163A3A3A3 ### SAMPLE ###
grey65X166;166;166A6A6A6 ### SAMPLE ###
grey66X168;168;168A8A8A8 ### SAMPLE ###
grey67X171;171;171ABABAB ### SAMPLE ###
grey68X173;173;173ADADAD ### SAMPLE ###
grey69X176;176;176B0B0B0 ### SAMPLE ###
grey70X179;179;179B3B3B3 ### SAMPLE ###
grey71X181;181;181B5B5B5 ### SAMPLE ###
grey72X184;184;184B8B8B8 ### SAMPLE ###
  187;187;187BBBBBBbbb### SAMPLE ###
grey73X186;186;186BABABA ### SAMPLE ###
grey74X189;189;189BDBDBD ### SAMPLE ###
grey75X191;191;191BFBFBF ### SAMPLE ###
grey76X194;194;194C2C2C2 ### SAMPLE ###
grey77X196;196;196C4C4C4 ### SAMPLE ###
grey78X199;199;199C7C7C7 ### SAMPLE ###
grey79X201;201;201C9C9C9 ### SAMPLE ###
grey80X204;204;204CCCCCCccc### SAMPLE ###
grey81X207;207;207CFCFCF ### SAMPLE ###
grey82X209;209;209D1D1D1 ### SAMPLE ###
grey83X212;212;212D4D4D4 ### SAMPLE ###
grey84X214;214;214D6D6D6 ### SAMPLE ###
grey85X217;217;217D9D9D9 ### SAMPLE ###
grey86X219;219;219DBDBDB ### SAMPLE ###
grey87X222;222;222DEDEDE ### SAMPLE ###
  221;221;221DDDDDDddd### SAMPLE ###
grey88X224;224;224E0E0E0 ### SAMPLE ###
grey89X227;227;227E3E3E3 ### SAMPLE ###
grey90X229;229;229E5E5E5 ### SAMPLE ###
grey91X232;232;232E8E8E8 ### SAMPLE ###
grey92X235;235;235EBEBEB ### SAMPLE ###
grey93X237;237;237EDEDED ### SAMPLE ###
  238;238;238EEEEEEeee### SAMPLE ###
grey94X240;240;240F0F0F0 ### SAMPLE ###
grey95X242;242;242F2F2F2 ### SAMPLE ###
grey96X245;245;245F5F5F5 ### SAMPLE ###
grey97X247;247;247F7F7F7 ### SAMPLE ###
grey98X250;250;250FAFAFA ### SAMPLE ###
grey99X252;252;252FCFCFC ### SAMPLE ###
grey100, WhiteX255;255;255FFFFFFfff### SAMPLE ###
Dark Slate GreyN47;79;792F4F4F ### SAMPLE ###
Dim GreyN84;84;84545454 ### SAMPLE ###
Light Grey [sic]N219;219;112DBDB70 ### SAMPLE ###
Very Light GreyN205;205;205CDCDCD ### SAMPLE ###
Free Speech GreyF99;86;136635688 ### SAMPLE ###
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Shades of Blue
Color NameCreditsR;G;B DecRGB HexCSS HexBG/FG color sample
AliceBlueX240;248;255F0F8FF ### SAMPLE ###
BlueVioletX138;43;2268A2BE2 ### SAMPLE ###
Cadet BlueN95;159;1595F9F9F ### SAMPLE ###
CadetBlueX95;158;1605F9EA0 ### SAMPLE ###
CadetBlueX95;158;1605F9EA0 ### SAMPLE ###
CadetBlue1X152;245;25598F5FF ### SAMPLE ###
CadetBlue2X142;229;2388EE5EE ### SAMPLE ###
CadetBlue3X122;197;2057AC5CD ### SAMPLE ###
CadetBlue4X83;134;13953868B ### SAMPLE ###
Corn Flower BlueN66;66;11142426F ### SAMPLE ###
CornflowerBlueX100;149;2376495ED ### SAMPLE ###
DarkSlateBlueX72;61;139483D8B ### SAMPLE ###
DarkTurquoiseX0;206;20900CED1 ### SAMPLE ###
DeepSkyBlueX0;191;25500BFFF ### SAMPLE ###
DeepSkyBlue1X0;191;25500BFFF ### SAMPLE ###
DeepSkyBlue2X0;178;23800B2EE ### SAMPLE ###
DeepSkyBlue3X0;154;205009ACD ### SAMPLE ###
DeepSkyBlue4X0;104;13900688B ### SAMPLE ###
DodgerBlueX30;144;2551E90FF ### SAMPLE ###
DodgerBlue1X30;144;2551E90FF ### SAMPLE ###
DodgerBlue2X28;134;2381C86EE ### SAMPLE ###
DodgerBlue3X24;116;2051874CD ### SAMPLE ###
DodgerBlue4X16;78;139104E8B ### SAMPLE ###
  170;187;204AABBCCabc### SAMPLE ###
LightBlueX173;216;230ADD8E6 ### SAMPLE ###
LightBlue1X191;239;255BFEFFF ### SAMPLE ###
LightBlue2X178;223;238B2DFEE ### SAMPLE ###
LightBlue3X154;192;2059AC0CD ### SAMPLE ###
LightBlue4X104;131;13968838B ### SAMPLE ###
LightCyanX224;255;255E0FFFF ### SAMPLE ###
LightCyan1X224;255;255E0FFFF ### SAMPLE ###
LightCyan2X209;238;238D1EEEE ### SAMPLE ###
LightCyan3X180;205;205B4CDCD ### SAMPLE ###
LightCyan4X122;139;1397A8B8B ### SAMPLE ###
LightSkyBlueX135;206;25087CEFA ### SAMPLE ###
LightSkyBlue1X176;226;255B0E2FF ### SAMPLE ###
LightSkyBlue2X164;211;238A4D3EE ### SAMPLE ###
LightSkyBlue3X141;182;2058DB6CD ### SAMPLE ###
LightSkyBlue4X96;123;139607B8B ### SAMPLE ###
LightSlateBlueX132;112;2558470FF ### SAMPLE ###
  153;204;25599CCFF9cf### SAMPLE ###
LightSteelBlueX176;196;222B0C4DE ### SAMPLE ###
LightSteelBlue1X202;225;255CAE1FF ### SAMPLE ###
LightSteelBlue2X188;210;238BCD2EE ### SAMPLE ###
LightSteelBlue3X162;181;205A2B5CD ### SAMPLE ###
LightSteelBlue4X110;123;1396E7B8B ### SAMPLE ###
AquamarineN112;219;14770DB93 ### SAMPLE ###
MediumBlueX0;0;2050000CD ### SAMPLE ###
MediumSlateBlueX123;104;2387B68EE ### SAMPLE ###
MediumTurquoiseX72;209;20448D1CC ### SAMPLE ###
MidnightBlueX25;25;112191970 ### SAMPLE ###
NavyBlueX0;0;128000080 ### SAMPLE ###
PaleTurquoiseX175;238;238AFEEEE ### SAMPLE ###
PaleTurquoise1X187;255;255BBFFFFbff### SAMPLE ###
PaleTurquoise2X174;238;238AEEEEE ### SAMPLE ###
PaleTurquoise3X150;205;20596CDCD ### SAMPLE ###
PaleTurquoise4X102;139;139668B8B ### SAMPLE ###
PowderBlueX176;224;230B0E0E6 ### SAMPLE ###
RoyalBlueX65;105;2254169E1 ### SAMPLE ###
RoyalBlue1X72;118;2554876FF ### SAMPLE ###
RoyalBlue2X67;110;238436EEE ### SAMPLE ###
RoyalBlue3X58;95;2053A5FCD ### SAMPLE ###
RoyalBlue4X39;64;13927408B ### SAMPLE ###
RoyalBlue5X0;34;102002266026### SAMPLE ###
SkyBlueX135;206;23587CEEB ### SAMPLE ###
SkyBlue1X135;206;25587CEFF ### SAMPLE ###
SkyBlue2X126;192;2387EC0EE ### SAMPLE ###
SkyBlue3X108;166;2056CA6CD ### SAMPLE ###
SkyBlue4X74;112;1394A708B ### SAMPLE ###
SlateBlueX106;90;2056A5ACD ### SAMPLE ###
SlateBlue1X131;111;255836FFF ### SAMPLE ###
SlateBlue2X122;103;2387A67EE ### SAMPLE ###
SlateBlue3X105;89;2056959CD ### SAMPLE ###
SlateBlue4X71;60;139473C8B ### SAMPLE ###
SteelBlueX70;130;1804682B4 ### SAMPLE ###
SteelBlue1X99;184;25563B8FF ### SAMPLE ###
SteelBlue2X92;172;2385CACEE ### SAMPLE ###
SteelBlue3X79;148;2054F94CD ### SAMPLE ###
SteelBlue4X54;100;13936648B ### SAMPLE ###
  51;102;153336699369### SAMPLE ###
  51;153;2043399CC39c### SAMPLE ###
  102;153;2046699CC69c### SAMPLE ###
aquamarineX127;255;2127FFFD4 ### SAMPLE ###
aquamarine1X127;255;2127FFFD4 ### SAMPLE ###
aquamarine2X118;238;19876EEC6 ### SAMPLE ###
aquamarine3, MediumAquamarineX102;205;17066CDAA ### SAMPLE ###
aquamarine4X69;139;116458B74 ### SAMPLE ###
azureX240;255;255F0FFFF ### SAMPLE ###
azure1X240;255;255F0FFFF ### SAMPLE ###
azure2X224;238;238E0EEEE ### SAMPLE ###
azure3X193;205;205C1CDCD ### SAMPLE ###
azure4X131;139;139838B8B ### SAMPLE ###
blueN,V,X0;0;2550000FF00f### SAMPLE ###
blue1X0;0;2550000FF00f### SAMPLE ###
blue2X0;0;2380000EE00e### SAMPLE ###
blue3X0;0;2050000CD ### SAMPLE ###
blue4X0;0;13900008B ### SAMPLE ###
aquaV0;255;25500FFFF0ff### SAMPLE ###
cyanN,X0;255;25500FFFF0ff### SAMPLE ###
cyan1X0;255;25500FFFF0ff### SAMPLE ###
cyan2X0;238;23800EEEE0ee### SAMPLE ###
cyan3X0;205;20500CDCD ### SAMPLE ###
cyan4X0;139;139008B8B ### SAMPLE ###
navyV,X0;0;128000080 ### SAMPLE ###
tealV0;128;128008080 ### SAMPLE ###
turquoiseX64;224;20840E0D0 ### SAMPLE ###
turquoise1X0;245;25500F5FF ### SAMPLE ###
turquoise2X0;229;23800E5EE ### SAMPLE ###
turquoise3X0;197;20500C5CD ### SAMPLE ###
turquoise4X0;134;13900868B ### (c) 1999 walsh@njit.edu ###
DarkSlateGrayX47;79;792F4F4F ### SAMPLE ###
DarkSlateGray1X151;255;25597FFFF ### SAMPLE ###
DarkSlateGray2X141;238;2388DEEEE ### SAMPLE ###
DarkSlateGray3X121;205;20579CDCD ### SAMPLE ###
DarkSlateGray4X82;139;139528B8B ### SAMPLE ###
Dark Slate BlueN36;24;130241882 ### SAMPLE ###
Dark TurquoiseN112;147;2197093DB ### SAMPLE ###
Light Blue [sic]N205;127;50CD7F32 ### SAMPLE ###
Medium Blue [sic]N205;127;50CD7F32 ### SAMPLE ###
Medium Slate BlueN127;0;2557F00FF ### SAMPLE ###
Medium TurquoiseN112;219;21970DBDB ### SAMPLE ###
Midnight BlueN47;47;792F2F4F ### SAMPLE ###
Navy BlueN35;35;14223238E ### SAMPLE ###
Neon BlueN77;77;2554D4DFF ### SAMPLE ###
New Midnight BlueN0;0;15600009C ### SAMPLE ###
Rich BlueN89;89;1715959AB ### SAMPLE ###
Sky BlueN50;153;2043299CC ### SAMPLE ###
Slate BlueN0;127;255007FFF ### SAMPLE ###
Summer SkyN56;176;22238B0DE ### SAMPLE ###
Iris Blue 3;180;20003B4C8 #©2007 walsh@njit.edu#
Free Speech BlueF65;86;1974156C5 ### SAMPLE ###
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Shades of Brown
Color NameCreditsR;G;B DecRGB HexCSS HexBG/FG color sample
RosyBrownX188;143;143BC8F8F ### SAMPLE ###
RosyBrown1X255;193;193FFC1C1 ### SAMPLE ###
RosyBrown2X238;180;180EEB4B4 ### SAMPLE ###
RosyBrown3X205;155;155CD9B9B ### SAMPLE ###
RosyBrown4X139;105;1058B6969 ### SAMPLE ###
SaddleBrownX139;69;198B4513 ### SAMPLE ###
SandyBrownX244;164;96F4A460 ### SAMPLE ###
beigeX245;245;220F5F5DC ### SAMPLE ###
brownX165;42;42A52A2A ### SAMPLE ###
brownN166;42;42A62A2A ### SAMPLE ###
brown1X255;64;64FF4040 ### SAMPLE ###
brown2X238;59;59EE3B3B ### SAMPLE ###
brown3X205;51;51CD3333 ### SAMPLE ###
brown4X139;35;358B2323 ### SAMPLE ###
dark brownN92;64;515C4033 ### SAMPLE ###
burlywoodX222;184;135DEB887 ### SAMPLE ###
burlywood1X255;211;155FFD39B ### SAMPLE ###
burlywood2X238;197;145EEC591 ### SAMPLE ###
burlywood3X205;170;125CDAA7D ### SAMPLE ###
burlywood4X139;115;858B7355 ### SAMPLE ###
baker's chocolateN92;51;235C3317 ### SAMPLE ###
chocolateX210;105;30D2691E ### SAMPLE ###
chocolate1X255;127;36FF7F24 ### SAMPLE ###
chocolate2X238;118;33EE7621 ### SAMPLE ###
chocolate3X205;102;29CD661D ### SAMPLE ###
chocolate4X139;69;198B4513 ### SAMPLE ###
peruX205;133;63CD853F ### SAMPLE ###
tanX210;180;140D2B48C ### SAMPLE ###
tan1X255;165;79FFA54F ### SAMPLE ###
tan2X238;154;73EE9A49 ### SAMPLE ###
tan3X205;133;63CD853F ### SAMPLE ###
tan4X139;90;438B5A2B ### (c) 1999 walsh@njit.edu ###
Dark TanN151;105;7997694F ### SAMPLE ###
Dark WoodN133;94;66855E42 ### SAMPLE ###
Light WoodN133;99;99856363 ### SAMPLE ###
Medium WoodN166;128;100A68064 ### SAMPLE ###
New TanN235;199;158EBC79E ### SAMPLE ###
Semi-Sweet ChocolateN107;66;386B4226 ### SAMPLE ###
SiennaN142;107;358E6B23 ### SAMPLE ###
TanN219;147;112DB9370 ### SAMPLE ###
Very Dark BrownN92;64;515C4033 ### SAMPLE ###
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Shades of Green
Color NameCreditsR;G;B DecRGB HexCSS HexBG/FG color sample
Dark GreenN47;79;472F4F2F ### SAMPLE ###
DarkGreenX0;100;0006400 ### SAMPLE ###
dark green copperN74;118;1104A766E ### SAMPLE ###
DarkKhakiX189;183;107BDB76B ### SAMPLE ###
DarkOliveGreenX85;107;47556B2F ### SAMPLE ###
DarkOliveGreen1X202;255;112CAFF70 ### SAMPLE ###
DarkOliveGreen2X188;238;104BCEE68 ### SAMPLE ###
DarkOliveGreen3X162;205;90A2CD5A ### SAMPLE ###
DarkOliveGreen4X110;139;616E8B3D ### SAMPLE ###
oliveV128;128;0808000 ### SAMPLE ###
DarkSeaGreenX143;188;1438FBC8F ### SAMPLE ###
DarkSeaGreen1X193;255;193C1FFC1 ### SAMPLE ###
DarkSeaGreen2X180;238;180B4EEB4 ### SAMPLE ###
DarkSeaGreen3X155;205;1559BCD9B ### SAMPLE ###
DarkSeaGreen4X105;139;105698B69 ### SAMPLE ###
ForestGreenX34;139;34228B22 ### SAMPLE ###
GreenYellowX173;255;47ADFF2F ### SAMPLE ###
LawnGreenX124;252;07CFC00 ### SAMPLE ###
LightSeaGreenX32;178;17020B2AA ### SAMPLE ###
LimeGreenX50;205;5032CD32 ### SAMPLE ###
MediumSeaGreenX60;179;1133CB371 ### SAMPLE ###
MediumSpringGreenX0;250;15400FA9A ### SAMPLE ###
MintCreamX245;255;250F5FFFA ### SAMPLE ###
OliveDrabX107;142;356B8E23 ### SAMPLE ###
OliveDrab1X192;255;62C0FF3E ### SAMPLE ###
OliveDrab2X179;238;58B3EE3A ### SAMPLE ###
OliveDrab3X154;205;509ACD32 ### SAMPLE ###
OliveDrab4X105;139;34698B22 ### SAMPLE ###
PaleGreenX152;251;15298FB98 ### SAMPLE ###
PaleGreen1X154;255;1549AFF9A ### SAMPLE ###
PaleGreen2X144;238;14490EE90 ### SAMPLE ###
PaleGreen3X124;205;1247CCD7C ### SAMPLE ###
PaleGreen4X84;139;84548B54 ### SAMPLE ###
SeaGreen, SeaGreen4X46;139;872E8B57 ### SAMPLE ###
SeaGreen1X84;255;15954FF9F ### SAMPLE ###
SeaGreen2X78;238;1484EEE94 ### SAMPLE ###
SeaGreen3X67;205;12843CD80 ### SAMPLE ###
SpringGreenX0;255;12700FF7F ### SAMPLE ###
SpringGreen1X0;255;12700FF7F ### SAMPLE ###
SpringGreen2X0;238;11800EE76 ### SAMPLE ###
SpringGreen3X0;205;10200CD66 ### SAMPLE ###
SpringGreen4X0;139;69008B45 #©2006 walsh@njit.edu#
YellowGreenX154;205;509ACD32 ### SAMPLE ###
chartreuseX127;255;07FFF00 ### SAMPLE ###
chartreuse1X127;255;07FFF00 ### SAMPLE ###
chartreuse2X118;238;076EE00 ### SAMPLE ###
chartreuse3X102;205;066CD00 ### SAMPLE ###
chartreuse4X69;139;0458B00 ### SAMPLE ###
greenN,X0;255;000FF000f0### SAMPLE ###
greenV0;128;0008000 ### SAMPLE ###
limeV0;255;000FF000f0### SAMPLE ###
green1X0;255;000FF000f0### SAMPLE ###
green2X0;238;000EE000e0### SAMPLE ###
green3X0;205;000CD00 ### SAMPLE ###
green4X0;139;0008B00 ### SAMPLE ###
khakiX240;230;140F0E68C ### SAMPLE ###
khaki1X255;246;143FFF68F ### SAMPLE ###
khaki2X238;230;133EEE685 ### SAMPLE ###
khaki3X205;198;115CDC673 ### SAMPLE ###
khaki4X139;134;788B864E ### SAMPLE ###
Dark Olive GreenN79;79;474F4F2F ### SAMPLE ###
Green Yellow [sic]N209;146;117D19275 ### SAMPLE ###
Hunter Green [sic]N142;35;358E2323 ### SAMPLE ###
Forest Green, Khaki, Medium AquamarineN35;142;35238E23 ### SAMPLE ###
Lime Green [sic]N209;146;117D19275 ### SAMPLE ###
Medium Forest GreenN219;219;112DBDB70 ### SAMPLE ###
Medium Sea GreenN66;111;66426F42 ### SAMPLE ###
Medium Spring GreenN127;255;07FFF00 ### SAMPLE ###
Pale GreenN143;188;1438FBC8F ### SAMPLE ###
Sea GreenN35;142;104238E68 ### SAMPLE ###
Spring GreenN0;255;12700FF7F ### SAMPLE ###
Free Speech GreenF9;249;1709F911 ### SAMPLE ###
Free Speech AquamarineF2;157;116029D74 ### SAMPLE ###
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Shades of Orange
Color NameCreditsR;G;B DecRGB HexCSS HexBG/FG color sample
DarkOrangeX255;140;0FF8C00 ### SAMPLE ###
DarkOrange1X255;127;0FF7F00 ### SAMPLE ###
DarkOrange2X238;118;0EE7600 ### SAMPLE ###
DarkOrange3X205;102;0CD6600 ### SAMPLE ###
DarkOrange4X139;69;08B4500 ### SAMPLE ###
DarkSalmonX233;150;122E9967A ### SAMPLE ###
LightCoralX240;128;128F08080 ### SAMPLE ###
LightSalmonX255;160;122FFA07A ### SAMPLE ###
LightSalmon1X255;160;122FFA07A ### SAMPLE ###
LightSalmon2X238;149;114EE9572 ### SAMPLE ###
LightSalmon3X205;129;98CD8162 ### SAMPLE ###
LightSalmon4X139;87;668B5742 ### SAMPLE ###
PeachPuffX255;218;185FFDAB9 ### SAMPLE ###
PeachPuff1X255;218;185FFDAB9 ### SAMPLE ###
PeachPuff2X238;203;173EECBAD ### SAMPLE ###
PeachPuff3X205;175;149CDAF95 ### SAMPLE ###
PeachPuff4X139;119;1018B7765 ### SAMPLE ###
bisqueX255;228;196FFE4C4 ### SAMPLE ###
bisque1X255;228;196FFE4C4 ### SAMPLE ###
bisque2X238;213;183EED5B7 ### SAMPLE ###
bisque3X205;183;158CDB79E ### SAMPLE ###
bisque4X139;125;1078B7D6B ### SAMPLE ###
coralN255;127;0FF7F00 ### SAMPLE ###
coralX255;127;80FF7F50 ### SAMPLE ###
coral1X255;114;86FF7256 ### SAMPLE ###
coral2X238;106;80EE6A50 ### SAMPLE ###
coral3X205;91;69CD5B45 ### SAMPLE ###
coral4X139;62;478B3E2F ### SAMPLE ###
honeydewX240;255;240F0FFF0 ### SAMPLE ###
honeydew1X240;255;240F0FFF0 ### SAMPLE ###
honeydew2X224;238;224E0EEE0 ### SAMPLE ###
honeydew3X193;205;193C1CDC1 ### SAMPLE ###
honeydew4X131;139;131838B83 ### SAMPLE ###
orangeX255;165;0FFA500 ### SAMPLE ###
orange1X255;165;0FFA500 ### SAMPLE ###
orange2X238;154;0EE9A00 ### SAMPLE ###
orange3X205;133;0CD8500 ### SAMPLE ###
orange4X139;90;08B5A00 ### SAMPLE ###
salmonX250;128;114FA8072 ### SAMPLE ###
salmon1X255;140;105FF8C69 ### SAMPLE ###
salmon2X238;130;98EE8262 ### SAMPLE ###
salmon3X205;112;84CD7054 ### SAMPLE ###
salmon4X139;76;578B4C39 ### SAMPLE ###
siennaX160;82;45A0522D ### SAMPLE ###
sienna1X255;130;71FF8247 ### SAMPLE ###
sienna2X238;121;66EE7942 ### SAMPLE ###
sienna3X205;104;57CD6839 ### SAMPLE ###
sienna4X139;71;388B4726 ### SAMPLE ###
Mandarian OrangeN142;35;358E2323 ### SAMPLE ###
OrangeN255;127;0FF7F00 ### SAMPLE ###
Orange RedN255;36;0FF2400 ### SAMPLE ###
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Shades of Red
Color NameCreditsR;G;B DecRGB HexCSS HexBG/FG color sample
DeepPinkX255;20;147FF1493 ### SAMPLE ###
DeepPink1X255;20;147FF1493 ### SAMPLE ###
DeepPink2X238;18;137EE1289 ### SAMPLE ###
DeepPink3X205;16;118CD1076 ### SAMPLE ###
DeepPink4X139;10;808B0A50 ### SAMPLE ###
HotPinkX255;105;180FF69B4 ### SAMPLE ###
HotPink1X255;110;180FF6EB4 ### SAMPLE ###
HotPink2X238;106;167EE6AA7 ### SAMPLE ###
HotPink3X205;96;144CD6090 ### SAMPLE ###
HotPink4X139;58;988B3A62 ### SAMPLE ###
IndianRedX205;92;92CD5C5C ### SAMPLE ###
IndianRed1X255;106;106FF6A6A ### SAMPLE ###
IndianRed2X238;99;99EE6363 ### SAMPLE ###
IndianRed3X205;85;85CD5555 ### SAMPLE ###
IndianRed4X139;58;588B3A3A ### SAMPLE ###
LightPinkX255;182;193FFB6C1 ### SAMPLE ###
LightPink1X255;174;185FFAEB9 ### SAMPLE ###
LightPink2X238;162;173EEA2AD ### SAMPLE ###
LightPink3X205;140;149CD8C95 ### SAMPLE ###
LightPink4X139;95;1018B5F65 ### SAMPLE ###
MediumVioletRedX199;21;133C71585 ### SAMPLE ###
MistyRoseX255;228;225FFE4E1 ### SAMPLE ###
MistyRose1X255;228;225FFE4E1 ### SAMPLE ###
MistyRose2X238;213;210EED5D2 ### SAMPLE ###
MistyRose3X205;183;181CDB7B5 ### SAMPLE ###
MistyRose4X139;125;1238B7D7B ### SAMPLE ###
OrangeRedX255;69;0FF4500 ### SAMPLE ###
OrangeRed1X255;69;0FF4500 ### SAMPLE ###
OrangeRed2X238;64;0EE4000 ### SAMPLE ###
OrangeRed3X205;55;0CD3700 ### SAMPLE ###
OrangeRed4X139;37;08B2500 ### SAMPLE ###
PaleVioletRedX219;112;147DB7093 ### SAMPLE ###
PaleVioletRed1X255;130;171FF82AB ### SAMPLE ###
PaleVioletRed2X238;121;159EE799F ### SAMPLE ###
PaleVioletRed3X205;104;137CD6889 ### SAMPLE ###
PaleVioletRed4X139;71;938B475D ### SAMPLE ###
VioletRedX208;32;144D02090 ### SAMPLE ###
VioletRed1X255;62;150FF3E96 ### SAMPLE ###
VioletRed2X238;58;140EE3A8C ### SAMPLE ###
VioletRed3X205;50;120CD3278 ### SAMPLE ###
VioletRed4X139;34;828B2252 ### SAMPLE ###
firebrickX178;34;34B22222 ### SAMPLE ###
firebrick1X255;48;48FF3030 ### SAMPLE ###
firebrick2X238;44;44EE2C2C ### SAMPLE ###
firebrick3X205;38;38CD2626 ### SAMPLE ###
firebrick4X139;26;268B1A1A ### SAMPLE ###
pinkX255;192;203FFC0CB ### SAMPLE ###
pink1X255;181;197FFB5C5 ### SAMPLE ###
pink2X238;169;184EEA9B8 ### SAMPLE ###
pink3X205;145;158CD919E ### SAMPLE ###
pink4X139;99;1088B636C ### SAMPLE ###
FleshN245;204;176F5CCB0 ### SAMPLE ###
FeldsparN209;146;117D19275 ### SAMPLE ###
  204;51;51CC3333c33### SAMPLE ###
redN,V,X255;0;0FF0000f00### SAMPLE ###
red1X255;0;0FF0000f00### SAMPLE ###
red2X238;0;0EE0000e00### SAMPLE ###
red3X205;0;0CD0000 ### SAMPLE ###
red4X139;0;08B0000 ### SAMPLE ###
tomatoX255;99;71FF6347 ### SAMPLE ###
tomato1X255;99;71FF6347 ### SAMPLE ###
tomato2X238;92;66EE5C42 ### SAMPLE ###
tomato3X205;79;57CD4F39 ### SAMPLE ###
tomato4X139;54;388B3626 ### SAMPLE ###
Dusty RoseN133;99;99856363 ### SAMPLE ###
FirebrickN142;35;358E2323 ### SAMPLE ###
Indian RedN245;204;176F5CCB0 ### SAMPLE ###
PinkN188;143;143BC8F8F ### SAMPLE ###
SalmonN111;66;666F4242 ### SAMPLE ###
ScarletN140;23;238C1717 ### SAMPLE ###
Spicy PinkN255;28;174FF1CAE ### SAMPLE ###
Free Speech MagentaF227;91;216E35BD8 ### SAMPLE ###
Free Speech RedF192;0;0C00000 ### SAMPLE ###
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Shades of Violet
Color NameCreditsR;G;B DecRGB HexCSS HexBG/FG color sample
DarkOrchidX153;50;2049932CC ### SAMPLE ###
DarkOrchid1X191;62;255BF3EFF ### SAMPLE ###
DarkOrchid2X178;58;238B23AEE ### SAMPLE ###
DarkOrchid3X154;50;2059A32CD ### SAMPLE ###
DarkOrchid4X104;34;13968228B ### SAMPLE ###
DarkVioletX148;0;2119400D3 ### SAMPLE ###
LavenderBlushX255;240;245FFF0F5 ### SAMPLE ###
LavenderBlush1X255;240;245FFF0F5 ### SAMPLE ###
LavenderBlush2X238;224;229EEE0E5 ### SAMPLE ###
LavenderBlush3X205;193;197CDC1C5 ### SAMPLE ###
LavenderBlush4X139;131;1348B8386 ### SAMPLE ###
MediumOrchidX186;85;211BA55D3 ### SAMPLE ###
MediumOrchid1X224;102;255E066FF ### SAMPLE ###
MediumOrchid2X209;95;238D15FEE ### SAMPLE ###
MediumOrchid3X180;82;205B452CD ### SAMPLE ###
MediumOrchid4X122;55;1397A378B ### SAMPLE ###
MediumPurpleX147;112;2199370DB ### SAMPLE ###
Medium OrchidN147;112;2199370DB ### SAMPLE ###
MediumPurple1X171;130;255AB82FF ### SAMPLE ###
Dark OrchidN153;50;2059932CD ### SAMPLE ###
MediumPurple2X159;121;2389F79EE ### SAMPLE ###
MediumPurple3X137;104;2058968CD ### SAMPLE ###
MediumPurple4X93;71;1395D478B ### SAMPLE ###
lavenderX230;230;250E6E6FA ### SAMPLE ###
magentaN,X255;0;255FF00FFf0f### SAMPLE ###
fuchsiaV255;0;255FF00FFf0f### SAMPLE ###
magenta1X255;0;255FF00FFf0f### SAMPLE ###
magenta2X238;0;238EE00EEe0e### SAMPLE ###
magenta3X205;0;205CD00CD ### SAMPLE ###
magenta4X139;0;1398B008B ### SAMPLE ###
maroonX176;48;96B03060 ### SAMPLE ###
maroon1X255;52;179FF34B3 ### SAMPLE ###
maroon2X238;48;167EE30A7 ### SAMPLE ###
maroon3X205;41;144CD2990 ### SAMPLE ###
maroon4X139;28;988B1C62 ### SAMPLE ###
orchidX218;112;214DA70D6 ### SAMPLE ###
OrchidN219;112;219DB70DB ### SAMPLE ###
orchid1X255;131;250FF83FA ### SAMPLE ###
orchid2X238;122;233EE7AE9 ### SAMPLE ###
orchid3X205;105;201CD69C9 ### SAMPLE ###
orchid4X139;71;1378B4789 ### SAMPLE ###
plumX221;160;221DDA0DD ### SAMPLE ###
plum1X255;187;255FFBBFFfbf### SAMPLE ###
plum2X238;174;238EEAEEE ### SAMPLE ###
plum3X205;150;205CD96CD ### SAMPLE ###
plum4X139;102;1398B668B ### SAMPLE ###
  153;102;2049966CC96c### SAMPLE ###
purpleX160;32;240A020F0 ### SAMPLE ###
purpleV128;0;128800080 ### SAMPLE ###
purple1X155;48;2559B30FF ### SAMPLE ###
purple2X145;44;238912CEE ### SAMPLE ###
purple3X125;38;2057D26CD ### SAMPLE ###
purple4X85;26;139551A8B ### SAMPLE ###
thistleX216;191;216D8BFD8 ### SAMPLE ###
thistle1X255;225;255FFE1FF ### SAMPLE ###
thistle2X238;210;238EED2EE ### SAMPLE ###
thistle3X205;181;205CDB5CD ### SAMPLE ###
thistle4X139;123;1398B7B8B ### SAMPLE ###
violetX238;130;238EE82EE ### SAMPLE ###
violet blueN159;95;1599F5F9F ### SAMPLE ###
Dark PurpleN135;31;120871F78 ### SAMPLE ###
Maroon [sic]N245;204;176F5CCB0 ### SAMPLE ###
MaroonV128;0;0800000 ### SAMPLE ###
Medium Violet RedN219;112;147DB7093 ### SAMPLE ###
Neon PinkN255;110;199FF6EC7 ### SAMPLE ###
PlumN234;173;234EAADEA ### SAMPLE ###
ThistleN216;191;216D8BFD8 ### SAMPLE ###
TurquoiseN173;234;234ADEAEA ### SAMPLE ###
VioletN79;47;794F2F4F ### SAMPLE ###
Violet RedN204;50;153CC3299 ### SAMPLE ###
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Shades of White
Color NameCreditsR;G;B DecRGB HexCSS HexBG/FG color sample
AntiqueWhiteX250;235;215FAEBD7 ### SAMPLE ###
AntiqueWhite1X255;239;219FFEFDB ### SAMPLE ###
AntiqueWhite2X238;223;204EEDFCC ### SAMPLE ###
AntiqueWhite3X205;192;176CDC0B0 ### SAMPLE ###
AntiqueWhite4X139;131;1208B8378 ### SAMPLE ###
FloralWhiteX255;250;240FFFAF0 ### SAMPLE ###
GhostWhiteX248;248;255F8F8FF ### SAMPLE ###
NavajoWhiteX255;222;173FFDEAD ### SAMPLE ###
NavajoWhite1X255;222;173FFDEAD ### SAMPLE ###
NavajoWhite2X238;207;161EECFA1 ### SAMPLE ###
NavajoWhite3X205;179;139CDB38B ### SAMPLE ###
NavajoWhite4X139;121;948B795E ### SAMPLE ###
OldLaceX253;245;230FDF5E6 ### SAMPLE ###
WhiteSmokeX245;245;245F5F5F5 ### SAMPLE ###
gainsboroX220;220;220DCDCDC ### SAMPLE ###
ivoryX255;255;240FFFFF0 ### SAMPLE ###
ivory1X255;255;240FFFFF0 ### SAMPLE ###
ivory2X238;238;224EEEEE0 ### SAMPLE ###
ivory3X205;205;193CDCDC1 ### SAMPLE ###
ivory4X139;139;1318B8B83 ### SAMPLE ###
linenX250;240;230FAF0E6 ### SAMPLE ###
seashellX255;245;238FFF5EE ### SAMPLE ###
seashell1X255;245;238FFF5EE ### SAMPLE ###
seashell2X238;229;222EEE5DE ### SAMPLE ###
seashell3X205;197;191CDC5BF ### SAMPLE ###
seashell4X139;134;1308B8682 ### SAMPLE ###
snowX255;250;250FFFAFA ### SAMPLE ###
snow1X255;250;250FFFAFA ### SAMPLE ###
snow2X238;233;233EEE9E9 ### SAMPLE ###
snow3X205;201;201CDC9C9 ### SAMPLE ###
snow4X139;137;1378B8989 ### SAMPLE ###
wheatX245;222;179F5DEB3 ### SAMPLE ###
wheat1X255;231;186FFE7BA ### SAMPLE ###
wheat2X238;216;174EED8AE ### SAMPLE ###
wheat3X205;186;150CDBA96 ### SAMPLE ###
wheat4X139;126;1028B7E66 ### SAMPLE ###
whiteN,V,X255;255;255FFFFFFfff### SAMPLE ###
QuartzN217;217;243D9D9F3 ### SAMPLE ###
WheatN216;216;191D8D8BF ### SAMPLE ###
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Shades of Yellow
Color NameCreditsR;G;B DecRGB HexCSS HexBG/FG color sample
BlanchedAlmondX255;235;205FFEBCD ### SAMPLE ###
DarkGoldenrodX184;134;11B8860B ### SAMPLE ###
DarkGoldenrod1X255;185;15FFB90F ### SAMPLE ###
DarkGoldenrod2X238;173;14EEAD0E ### SAMPLE ###
DarkGoldenrod3X205;149;12CD950C ### SAMPLE ###
DarkGoldenrod4X139;101;88B6508 ### SAMPLE ###
LemonChiffonX255;250;205FFFACD ### SAMPLE ###
LemonChiffon1X255;250;205FFFACD ### SAMPLE ###
LemonChiffon2X238;233;191EEE9BF ### SAMPLE ###
LemonChiffon3X205;201;165CDC9A5 ### SAMPLE ###
LemonChiffon4X139;137;1128B8970 ### SAMPLE ###
LightGoldenrodX238;221;130EEDD82 ### SAMPLE ###
LightGoldenrod1X255;236;139FFEC8B ### SAMPLE ###
LightGoldenrod2X238;220;130EEDC82 ### SAMPLE ###
LightGoldenrod3X205;190;112CDBE70 ### SAMPLE ###
LightGoldenrod4X139;129;768B814C ### SAMPLE ###
LightGoldenrodYellowX250;250;210FAFAD2 ### SAMPLE ###
LightYellowX255;255;224FFFFE0 ### SAMPLE ###
LightYellow1X255;255;224FFFFE0 ### SAMPLE ###
LightYellow2X238;238;209EEEED1 ### SAMPLE ###
LightYellow3X205;205;180CDCDB4 ### SAMPLE ###
LightYellow4X139;139;1228B8B7A ### SAMPLE ###
PaleGoldenrodX238;232;170EEE8AA ### SAMPLE ###
PapayaWhipX255;239;213FFEFD5 ### SAMPLE ###
cornsilkX255;248;220FFF8DC ### SAMPLE ###
cornsilk1X255;248;220FFF8DC ### SAMPLE ###
cornsilk2X238;232;205EEE8CD ### SAMPLE ###
cornsilk3X205;200;177CDC8B1 ### SAMPLE ###
cornsilk4X139;136;1208B8878 ### SAMPLE ###
goldenrodX218;165;32DAA520 ### SAMPLE ###
goldenrod1X255;193;37FFC125 ### SAMPLE ###
goldenrod2X238;180;34EEB422 ### SAMPLE ###
goldenrod3X205;155;29CD9B1D ### SAMPLE ###
goldenrod4X139;105;208B6914 ### SAMPLE ###
moccasinX255;228;181FFE4B5 ### SAMPLE ###
yellowN,V,X255;255;0FFFF00ff0### SAMPLE ###
yellow1X255;255;0FFFF00ff0### SAMPLE ###
yellow2X238;238;0EEEE00ee0### SAMPLE ###
yellow3X205;205;0CDCD00 ### SAMPLE ###
yellow4X139;139;08B8B00 ### SAMPLE ###
goldX255;215;0FFD700 ### SAMPLE ###
gold1X255;215;0FFD700 ### SAMPLE ###
gold2X238;201;0EEC900 ### SAMPLE ###
gold3X205;173;0CDAD00 ### SAMPLE ###
gold4X139;117;08B7500 ### SAMPLE ###
GoldenrodN219;219;112DBDB70 ### SAMPLE ###
Medium GoldenrodN234;234;174EAEAAE ### SAMPLE ###
Yellow GreenN153;204;5099CC32 ### SAMPLE ###

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HTML behind the BG/FG color samples

The "BG/FG color sample" is made by changing both the background and foreground colors. The background is changed with
	<... BGCOLOR="#xxxxxx" ...>
and foreground is changed with
	<FONT COLOR="#xxxxxx">
In these "xxxxxx" is the six hex digit of the color, such as 2F4F2F for Dark Green.

You will see a solid block of color in the samples shown if your browser supports both markups; or just "### SAMPLE ###" in color if just one is supported. (Almost all support both now.)

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Description of Columns

Color Name Names of colors as given in the various sources I used to create this table. See "Credits" below. In some cases the sources contradict.
Credits See "Credits" below.
R;G;B Dec The decimal version of the triplet describing this color.
RGB Hex The hexidemical version of the triplet describing this color.
CSS HEX The "short" or "abbreviated" version of the hex triplet used with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
BG/FG color sample See HTML behind the BG/FG color samples above.

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The Problem with Metallic Colors

Several times folks have written asking what the codes are for a metallic color, such as gold, silver, or copper. It is my understanding that these tones cannot be depicted with an RGB code because they are not composed of a single basic color: Several different shades are mingled to produce a shiny-metal look. The mingling of shades requires the use of a GIF, JPG or other image; it could be used as a background. If my understanding of this is a misunderstanding then I'd greatly apprecate enlightment.

Here are some attempts to make a metal color with just RGB

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Shades of Metal
Color NameCreditsR;G;B DecRGB HexCSS HexBG/FG color sample
copperN184;115;51B87333 ### SAMPLE ###
cool copperN217;135;25D98719 ### SAMPLE ###
Green CopperN133;99;99856363 ### SAMPLE ###
brassN181;166;66B5A642 ### SAMPLE ###
bronzeN140;120;838C7853 ### SAMPLE ###
bronze IIN166;125;61A67D3D ### SAMPLE ###
bright goldN217;217;25D9D919 ### SAMPLE ###
Old GoldN207;181;59CFB53B ### SAMPLE ###
CSS Gold 204;153;0CC9900c90### SAMPLE ###
goldN205;127;50CD7F32 ### SAMPLE ###
silverN230;232;250E6E8FA ### SAMPLE ###
Silver, GreyV192;192;192C0C0C0 ### SAMPLE ###
Light Steel BlueN84;84;84545454 ### SAMPLE ###
Steel BlueN35;107;142236B8E ### SAMPLE ###

These metallics are, IMHO, lame. Anyone who happens to have samples of metalic looking GIFs that I might use for an example here are urged to email me.

A potential chrome metallic is http://isd.cme.nist.gov/graphics/backgrounds/chrome.gif, but unfortunately the image doesn't wrap properly (the edges show when used as a background).

Another metalic http://www.space.net.au/~jooste/art/others/backgrounds/ripplechrome.gif also falls short of my expectations but it wraps perfectly and looks cool. (So I'm using it as my screen background :-)

My exact idea of good metallic rendering is found at http://userpages.nkn.net/userpages-3d/chrome-icons.gif. Unfortunately this image is of the word "Icon" spelled out in chrome, so it cannot be used as a background.

Another metalic example is this "brushed aluminum"; the same site also has unconvincing examples of "grey aluminum" and "corrugated metal".

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Other Resources

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Printing This Page in Color

The default settings of some browsers is to not print background colors or images, which means the color sample column will just contain "SAMPLE" printed over and over again. You can turn on the background color/image printing as follows:
Firefox:Click through File→PageSetup→Format & Options, then check "Print Background (colors & images)".
Netscape Navigator:Same as for Firefox.
MS Internet ExplorerClick through Tools→Internet Options→Advanced, then scroll down (about half the list) to "Printing" and check "Print background colors and images".
Safari:Click through File→Print→Copies & Pages→Safari, then check "Print Backgrounds" box.
Unfortunately there is a bug in Safari (at least in 2.0.4) and "Print Backgrounds" doesn't do anything. A work-around is to File→Print→Save as PDF, then open the PDF and print it.
Please see this website for hints for browsers not mentioned here. If all else fails please email me, I'll see if I can find a way or maybe even change how the samples are presented.

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Credits

This is a composite of several color name sources, which are indicated by letters in the "Credits" column of the table as follows:
CreditSource
X Denotes colors named in MIT's Xconsortum red/green/blue (RGB) color specifications, Xconsortum version 10.41, 1994. On some versions of Unix or Linux this is located at /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb.txt
NDenotes colors named in Netscape's beta 1.1 "Colors" table located at http://wp.netscape.com/home/bg/colorindex.html. The document seems to contain some odd errors, which are tagged [sic] in chart.
MDenotes colors named in Microsoft documents [not yet complete]
VVGA colors. According to http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Guide/Style: "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." Unfortunatly this advice has been flummoxed by differences between the Xconsortum, Netscape, and Microsoft uses: Not all all have documented the use of what color is provided, or the documentation disagrees about what color is presented. For instance, "green" and "lime" above have different values!
F The colors of the Free Speech flag, which I have taken the liberty of naming Free Speech {Green, Aquamarine, Magenta, Blue, Gray, Red} as of 10-May-2007. The flag does not contain red for some reason, so please also see the colors swatch provided by Tim Jarrett in his JarretHouseNorth blog.
[none]Unnamed colors provided for use of the CSS shortcut example (Please inform me if this color is named someplace.)
Some duplicate and contradictory cases exist because of the multiple sources. When sources provided only decimal or hex values, I computed the missing values. The first version of this document was in 1995 or 1996. Thanks to Kenji Mikasa for the idea of using BG/FG samples in 1996.

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Gray vs Grey

Here is not only a spelling issue, but the reason why you should always use RGB color numbers instead of names in your HTML and CSS documents: Except for headings in this document the distinction of spelling "gray" or "grey" comes from the sources shown in the credits" section above. Ordinarily, gray is an Americal color, and grey is an English colour. However it is also possible but not wise to use the color names (yes, the strings) in your HTML to control the colors displayed by the browser instead of using the numbers as shown in samples above.

The problem is that

	<BODY BGCOLOR="black"><FONT COLOR="yellow">
You should see yellow letters on black background.
Will show yellow letters on black background on almost every browser, but
	<BODY BGCOLOR="black"><FONT COLOR="plum">
You should see plum letters on black background.
Will show plum letters on black background only on Netscape browser. Non-Netscape browswers might show black-on-black if they don't understand "plum" and default to font=black.

Likewise, an older version of the Xorg rgb.txt version lists both "grey" and "gray" spellings, but I imagine different internationalizations of Internet Explorer and other browsers might or might not know both spellings.

Worse yet, I should point out that the colors shown with "X" as the credits above, are associated with the X Window System (aka X11 or X) used with most Unix-like computer systems. These colors can be specified by the name strings wherever a color is specified in X11 (configurations, resources, command lines, etc). While a few browsers might understand some of the colors, I think in general they will not, and so you best best is always to specifiy the color by number in HTML.

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Todo

The following were already suggested or are otherwise already in the works. Fold in Xorg: rgb.txt,v 1.3, which includes "grey" colors and possibly other missing spellings. Fix broken external links to metalic color samples. Arrange colors more logically, probably based on numeric hues. Research Microsoft documenation to include colors understood by Internet Exploder.

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