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Color Names

In addition to the well-known color names like blue, yellow, green, red, black and white, there are some other lesser-known color names, which apply, for example, in product descriptions and in the advertising or clothing industry. The advantage of these definitions is, that you do not have to recognize the strange and unhandy numerical color names or values.

In the following, first there are the 16 colors from the HTML 4 and VGA standard, after that, there is a list of the 140 colors from the CSS 3 specification.

HTML 4 and VGA

In the HTML 4 standard, the following 16 colors are defined, which can be used instead of the hexadecimal notation (column HEX). The German translation (column German) of the English color names (column English) is for information only, in the HTML documents you may use only the English names. It does not matter, whether they are written upper- or lowercase.

  English         German        HEX RGB RGB RGB
  Black Schwarz #000000 0 0 0
  Gray Grau #808080 128 128 128
  Silver Silber #C0C0C0 192 192 192
  White Weiß #FFFFFF 255 255 255
  Navy Marinenblau #000080 0 0 128
  Blue Blau #0000FF 0 0 255
  Teal Krickentengrün #008080 0 128 128
  Aqua Türkis #00FFFF 0 255 255
  Green Grün #008000 0 128 0
  Lime Limone #00FF00 0 255 0
  Maroon Kastanie #800000 128 0 0
  Red Rot #FF0000 255 0 0
  Purple Violett #800080 128 0 128
  Fuchsia Fuchsia #FF00FF 255 0 255
  Olive Olivgrün #808000 128 128 0
  Yellow Gelb #FFFF00 255 255 0

CSS 3

With the standard CSS 3, the color palette was also expanded significantly. Now you can use the folowing 140 color names (only the English name) instead of the hexadecimal notation in the cascading style sheets. Again, it does not matter, if the uppercase or lowercase letters are used.

It should be noted, that instead of "Gray", you are able to write "Grey", too and that the colors Aqua/Cyan and Magenta/Fuchsia are identical. Of course, the appropriate browser has to support the CSS3 standard to present the correct colors according to this chart.

  English        German        HEX RGB RGB RGB
  AliceBlue Eisfarben #F0F8FF 240 248 255
  AntiqueWhite Antikweiß #FAEBD7 250 235 215
  Aqua (=Cyan) Wasser #00FFFF 0 255 255
  Aquamarine Aquamarinblau #7FFFD4 127 255 212
  Azure Himmelblau #F0FFFF 240 255 255
  Beige Beige #F5F5DC 245 245 220
  Bisque Biskuit #FFE4C4 255 228 196
  Black Schwarz #000000 0 0 0
  Blanchedal- mond Mandelweiß #FFEBCD 255 235 205
  Blue Blau #0000FF 0 0 255
  Blueviolet Blauviolett #8A2BE2 138 43 226
  Brown Braun #A52A2A 165 42 42
  Burlywood Gelbbraun #DEB887 222 184 135
  CadetBlue Kadettenblau #5F9EA0 95 158 160
  Chartreuse Hellgrün #7FFF00 127 255 0
  Chocolate Schokolade #D2691E 210 105 30
  Coral Koralle #FF7F50 255 127 80
  CornflowerBlue Kornblumenblau #6495ED 100 149 237
  Cornsilk Mais #FFF8DC 255 248 220
  Crimson Karmesinrot #DC143C 220 20 60
  Cyan (=Aqua) Türkis #00FFFF 0 255 255
  DarkBlue Dunkelblau #00008B 0 0 139
  DarkCyan Dunkeltürkis #008B8B 0 139 139
  DarkGoldenrod Dunkle Goldrutenfarbe #B8860B 184 134 11
  DarkGreen Dunkelgrün #006400 0 100 0
  DarkGrey Dunkelgrau #A9A9A9 169 169 169
  DarkKhaki Dunkelkhaki #BDB76B 189 183 107
  DarkMagenta Dunkelmagenta #8B008B 139 0 139
  DarkOliveGreen Dunkles Olivgrün #556B2F 85 107 47
  DarkOrange Dunkles Orange #FF8C00 255 140 0
  DarkOrchid Dunkle Orchidee #9932CC 153 50 204
  DarkRed Dunkelrot #8B0000 139 0 0
  DarkSalmon Dunkle Lachsfarbe #E9967A 233 150 122
  DarkSeaGreen Dunkles Seegrün #8FBC8F 143 188 143
  DarkSlateBlue Dunkles Schieferblau #483D8B 72 61 139
  Dark SlateYellow Dunkles Schiefergrau #2F4F4F 47 79 79
  DarkTurquoise Dunkeltürkis #00CED1 0 206 209
  DarkViolet Dunkelvilolett #9400D3 148 0 211
  DeepPink Tiefrosa #FF1493 255 20 147
  DeepSkyBlue Tiefes Himmelblau #00BFFF 0 191 255
  DimGrey Dunkelgrau #696969 105 105 105
  DodgerBlue Persenningblau #1E90FF 30 144 255
  Firebrick Backstein #B22222 178 34 34
  FloralWhite Blütenweiß #FFFAF0 255 250 240
  ForestGreen Waldgrün #228B22 34 139 34
  Fuchsia (=Magenta) Fuchsia #FF00FF 255 0 255
  Gainsboro Gainsboro #DCDCDC 220 220 220
  GhostWhite Geisterweiß #F8F8FF 248 248 255
  Gold Gold #FFD700 255 215 0
  Goldenrod Goldrute #DAA520 218 165 32
  Gray Grau #808080 128 128 128
  Green Grün #008000 0 128 0
  GreenYellow Grüngelb #ADFF2F 173 255 47
  Grey Grau #808080 128 128 128
  Honeydew Honigmelone #F0FFF0 240 255 240
  HotPink Leuchtendes Rosa #FF69B4 255 105 180
  IndianRed Indischrot #CD5C5C 205 92 92
  Indigo Indigo #4B0082 75 0 130
  Ivory Elfenbein #FFFFF0 255 255 240
  Khaki Staubfarben #F0E68C 240 230 140
  Lavender Lavendel #E6E6FA 230 230 250
  LavenderBlush Lavendelrosa #FFF0F5 255 240 245
  LawnGreen Rasengrün #7CFC00 124 252 0
  Lemonchiffon Chiffongelb #FFFACD 255 250 205
  LightBlue Hellblau #ADD8E6 173 216 230
  LightCoral Helles Korallenrot #F08080 240 128 128
  LightCyan Helles Cyan #E0FFFF 224 255 255
  Light Goldenrod Yellow Helles Goldrutengelb #FAFAD2 250 250 210
  LightGray Hellgrau #D3D3D3 211 211 211
  LightGreen Hellgrün #90EE90 144 238 144
  LightGrey Hellgrau #D3D3D3 211 211 211
  LightPink Hellrosa #FFB6C1 255 182 193
  LightSalmon Helle Lachsfarbe #FFA07A 255 160 122
  LightSeaGreen Helles Seegrün #20B2AA 32 178 170
  LightSkyBlue Helles Himmelblau #87CEFA 135 206 250
  LightSlateGrey Helles Schiefergrau #778899 119 136 153
  LightSteelBlue Helles Stahlblau #B0C4DE 176 196 222
  LightYellow Hellgelb #FFFFE0 255 255 224
  Lime Limone #00FF00 0 255 0
  LimeGreen Limonengrün #32CD32 50 205 50
  Linen Leinen #FAF0E6 250 240 230
  Magenta (=Fuchsia) Magenta #FF00FF 255 0 255
  Maroon Kastanie #800000 128 0 0
  Medium Aquamarine Mittleres Aquamarin #66CDAA 102 205 170
  Medium Blue Mittleres Blau #0000CD 0 0 205
  Medium Orchid Mittlere Orchidee #BA55D3 186 85 211
  Medium Purple Mittleres Violett #9370DB 147 112 219
  Medium SeaGreen Mittleres Seegrün #3CB371 60 179 113
  Medium SlateBlue Mittleres Schieferblau #7B68EE 123 104 238
  Medium SpringGreen Mittleres Frühlingsgrün #00FA9A 0 250 154
  Medium Turquoise Mittlere Türkis #48D1CC 72 209 204
  Medium VioletRed Mittleres Violettrot #C71585 199 21 133
  MidnightBlue Mitternachtsblau #191970 25 25 112
  Mintcream Cremige Minze #F5FFFA 245 255 250
  Mistyrose Altrosa #FFE4E1 255 228 225
  Moccasin Mokassin #FFE4B5 255 228 181
  NavajoWhite Navajoweiß #FFDEAD 255 222 173
  Navy Marinenblau #000080 0 0 128
  Oldlace Alte Spitze #FDF5E6 253 245 230
  Olive Olivgrün #808000 128 128 0
  Olivedrab Olivgraubraun #6B8E23 107 142 35
  Orange Orange #FFA500 255 165 0
  OrangeRed Orangerot #FF4500 255 69 0
  Orchid Orchidee #DA70D6 218 112 214
  PaleGoldenrod Blasse Goldrutenfarbe #EEE8AA 238 232 170
  PaleGreen Blassgrün #98FB98 152 251 152
  PaleTurquoise Blasstürkis #AFEEEE 175 238 238
  PaleVioletRed Blasses Violettrot #DB7093 219 112 147
  Papayawhip Papayacreme #FFEFD5 255 239 213
  Peachpuff Pfirsich #FFDAB9 255 218 185
  Peru Peru #CD853F 205 133 63
  Pink Rosa #FFC0CB 255 192 203
  Plum Pflaume #DDA0DD 221 160 221
  PowderBlue Taubenblau #B0E0E6 176 224 230
  Purple Violett #800080 128 0 128
  Red Rot #FF0000 255 0 0
  RosyBrown Rosiges Braun #BC8F8F 188 143 143
  RoyalBlue Königsbalu #4169E1 65 105 225
  SaddleBrown Sattelbraun #8B4513 139 69 19
  Salmon Lachsfarben #FA8072 250 128 114
  SandyBrown Sandbraun #F4A460 244 164 96
  SeaGreen Seegrün #2E8B57 46 139 87
  Seashell Muschel #FFF5EE 255 245 238
  Sienna Siennaerde #A0522D 160 82 45
  Silver Silber #C0C0C0 192 192 192
  SkyBlue Himmelblau #87CEEB 135 206 235
  SlateBlue Schieferblau #6A5ACD 106 90 205
  SlateGrey Schiefergrau #708090 112 128 144
  Snow Schneeweiß #FFFAFA 255 250 250
  SpringGreen Frühlingsgrün #00FF7F 0 255 127
  SteelBlue Stahlblau #4682B4 70 130 180
  Tan Hautfarben #D2B48C 210 180 140
  Teal Krickentengrün #008080 0 128 128
  Thistle Distel #D8BFD8 216 191 216
  Tomato Tomate #FF6347 255 99 71
  Turquoise Türkis #40E0D0 64 224 208
  Violet Veilchen #EE82EE 238 130 238
  Wheat Weizen #F5DEB3 245 222 179
  White Weiß #FFFFFF 255 255 255
  WhiteSmoke Rauchfarben #F5F5F5 245 245 245
  Yellow Gelb #FFFF00 255 255 0
  YellowGreen Gelbgrün #9ACD32 154 205 50

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