Dr. Mark A. Foster's Guide to Coloring the Web

Instead of specifying hexadecimal codes for colors in HTML documents, you may simply use the literal word calls with the same result. These are the various literal word color calls you may use in your HTML to specify:

Document Background Color<BODY BGCOLOR="literal word">
Document Text Color<BODY TEXT="literal word">
Words Within a Document<FONT COLOR="literal word">
Links, Followed Links, etc.<BODY ALINK="literal word"> etc.

140 Literal Word Color Calls (in nominal alphabetical Order - longer names appear at the end of the list)
Color NameExampleColor NameExampleColor NameExample
aliceblue aliceblue antiquewhite antiquewhite aqua aqua
aquamarine aquamarine azure azure beige beige
bisque bisque black black blanchedalmond blanchedalmond
blue blue blueviolet blueviolet brown brown
burlywood burlywood cadetblue cadetblue chartreuse chartreuse
chocolate chocolate coral coral cornflowerblue cornflowerblue
cornsilk cornsilk crimson crimson cyan cyan
darkblue darkblue darkcyan darkcyan darkgoldenrod darkgoldenrod
darkgray darkgray darkgreen darkgreen darkkhaki darkkhaki
darkmagenta darkmagenta darkolivegreen darkolivegreen darkorange darkorange
darkorchid darkorchid darkred darkred darksalmon darksalmon
darkseagreen darkseagreen darkslateblue darkslateblue darkslategray darkslategray
darkturquoise darkturquoise darkviolet darkviolet deeppink deeppink
deepskyblue deepskyblue dimgray dimgray dodgerblue dodgerblue
firebrick firebrick floralwhite floralwhite forestgreen forestgreen
fuchsia fuchsia gainsboro gainsboro ghostwhite ghostwhite
gold gold goldenrod goldenrod gray gray
green green greenyellow greenyellow honeydew honeydew
hotpink hotpink indianred indianred indigo indigo
ivory ivory khaki khaki lavender lavender
lavenderblush lavenderblush lawngreen lawngreen lemonchiffon lemonchiffon
lightblue lightblue lightcoral lightcoral lightcyan lightcyan
lightgreen lightgreen lightgrey lightgrey lightpink lightpink
lightsalmon lightsalmon lightseagreen lightseagreen lightskyblue lightskyblue
lightslategray lightslategray lightsteelblue lightsteelblue lightyellow lightyellow
lime lime limegreen limegreen linen linen
magenta magenta maroon maroon mediumblue mediumblue
midnightblue midnightblue mintcream mintcream mistyrose mistyrose
moccasin moccasin navajowhite navajowhite navy navy
oldlace oldlace olive olive olivedrab olivedrab
orange orange orangered orangered orchid orchid
palegoldenrod palegoldenrod palegreen palegreen paleturquoise paleturquoise
palevioletred palevioletred papayawhip papayawhip peachpuff peachpuff
peru peru pink pink plum plum
powderblue powderblue purple purple red red
rosybrown rosybrown royalblue royalblue saddlebrown saddlebrown
salmon salmon sandybrown sandybrown seagreen seagreen
seashell seashell sienna sienna silver silver
skyblue skyblue slateblue slateblue slategray slategray
snow snow springgreen springgreen steelblue steelblue
tan tan teal teal thistle thistle
tomato tomato turquoise turquoise violet violet
wheat wheat white white whitesmoke whitesmoke
yellow yellow yellowgreen yellowgreen
Color NameExampleColor NameExample
lightgoldenrodyellow lightgoldenrodyellow mediumaquamarine mediumaquamarine
mediumorchid mediumorchid mediumpurple mediumpurple
mediumseagreen mediumseagreen mediumslateblue mediumslateblue
mediumspringgreen mediumspringgreen mediumturquoise mediumturquoise
mediumvioletred mediumvioletred

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