CSS Extended Color Names

Many browsers have historically supported a set of 140 nonstandard color names originally developed for the X Window System. These color names have finally been standardized in the CSS 3 Color Module (http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-color). Be aware that not all browsers support all of these colors (or all spellings of gray versus grey), and thus you should use the equivalent numerical color values instead. They are included here in the interest of thoroughness and historical value.

The complete list appears in Table D-4, sorted alphabetically with their numerical values.

Table D-4. Nonstandard color names with their numeric values

Color name

RGB values

Hexadecimal

aliceblue

240 - 248 - 255

F0F8FF

antiquewhite

250 - 235 - 215

FAEBD7

aqua

0 - 255 - 255

00FFFF

aquamarine

127 - 255 - 212

7FFFD4

azure

240 - 255 - 255

F0FFFF

beige

245 - 245 - 220

F5F5DC

bisque

255 - 228 - 196

FFE4C4

black

0 - 0 - 0

000000

blanchedalmond

255 - 235 - 205

FFEBCD

blue

0 - 0 - 255

0000FF

blueviolet

138 - 43 - 226

8A2BE2

brown

165 - 42 - 42

A52A2A

burlywood

222 - 184 - 135

DEB887

cadetblue

95 - 158 - 160

5F9EA0

chartreuse

127 - 255 - 0

7FFF00

chocolate

210 - 105 - 30

D2691E

coral

255 - 127 - 80

FF7F50

cornflowerblue

100 - 149 - 237

6495ED

cornsilk

255 - 248 - 220

FFF8DC

crimson

220 - 20 - 60

DC143C

cyan

0 - 255 - 255

00FFFF

darkblue

0 - 0 - 139

00008B

darkcyan

0 - 139 - 139

008B8B

darkgoldenrod

184 - 134 - 11

B8860B ...

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