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There are several options for specifying colors with HTML. Colors (or color codes) can be specified by the color name (red, green, blue), in hexadecimal format or hex triplets (#FF0000, #008000, #0000FF), or by decimal color code (255 0 0, 0 128 0, 0 0 255)

What is RGB

RGB stands for Red, Green, and Blue. These 3 primary colors build the base for any other color on the color wheel. All computer monitors and television sets use RGB.

How to Set a Color by Color Name

Here is how to set the color by color name:
<span style="color:red">Color Name Red</span>
Color Name Red

The W3C has defined 16 color names, which comply with HTML 4.01 standards. These HTML color names are:
aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy, olive, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow.

How to Set a Color with Hexadecimal Color Codes

Hexadecimal color codes can be used with CSS, XHTML, and older versions of HTML. Hexadecimal color codes always start with #. Here is how to set the color with hexadecimal color codes in HTML:
<span style="color:#FF0000">Hexadecimal Color Code Red</span>
Hexadecimal Color Code Red

How to Set a Color with Decimal Color Codes

Decimal color codes can be used with CSS and are used by most graphic applications like Photoshop. Here is how to set the color with decimal color codes in HTML:
<span style="color:RGB(255,0,0)">Decimal Color Code Red</span>
Decimal Color Code Red

Web Safe Colors

In the late 90's a set of 216 web safe colors was developed for computers capable of displaying 256 colors. Today most computers have 16-bit, or 24-bit color displays and it is safe to use pretty much any color code.

Other than specifying colors by their name (red, green, blue), web safe colors can be specified by a 3-digit number, which is basically a short version of the 6-digit hexadecimal color code. The 3-digit color code is also supported with CSS!

216 Web Save Colors Palette:

000 300 600 900 C00 F00
003 303 603 903 C03 F03
006 306 606 906 C06 F06
009 309 609 909 C09 F09
00C 30C 60C 90C C0C F0C
00F 30F 60F 90F C0F F0F
030 330 630 930 C30 F30
033 333 633 933 C33 F33
036 336 636 936 C36 F36
039 339 639 939 C39 F39
03C 33C 63C 93C C3C F3C
03F 33F 63F 93F C3F F3F
060 360 660 960 C60 F60
063 363 663 963 C63 F63
066 366 666 966 C66 F66
069 369 669 969 C69 F69
06C 36C 66C 96C C6C F6C
06F 36F 66F 96F C6F F6F
090 390 690 990 C90 F90
093 393 693 993 C93 F93
096 396 696 996 C96 F96
099 399 699 999 C99 F99
09C 39C 69C 99C C9C F9C
09F 39F 69F 99F C9F F9F
0C0 3C0 6C0 9C0 CC0 FC0
0C3 3C3 6C3 9C3 CC3 FC3
0C6 3C6 6C6 9C6 CC6 FC6
0C9 3C9 6C9 9C9 CC9 FC9
0F0 3F0 6F0 9F0 CF0 FF0
0F3 3F3 6F3 9F3 CF3 FF3
0F6 3F6 6F6 9F6 CF6 FF6
0F9 3F9 6F9 9F9 CF9 FF9

HTML color codes can be used to set the color for tables, borders, table background, the background of table cells, site background, font and text, links and more. For more information about setting the color in HTML:

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