Color Codes

Color codes can be expressed in RGB Color Codes or in Decimal Color Codes. To understand color codes, you need to begin by understanding the primary color codes that make up all the other colors possible. The three primary colors are red, blue, and yellow. The mixing of these three basic colors make all other colors. It's a process known as "additive color". Using these 3 primary colors, you can create all other colors in the spectrum. For example, purple is simply a combination of blue and red.

Additive vs Subtractive Colors

Subtractive color is the concept of combining colors to make another, like mixing red and blue paint to get purple. Although this may sound like additive color, the fact is that the colors are made by subtracting a hue out of the color scheme by adding more of another. Adding more white to black makes it more silver subtracting more black as more white is mixed in.

Black vs. White

One other big difference between additive and subtractive color, and this is the key, is what you get when you add them all together. If you add all the colors together in a subtractive color method, you get black. Why? Because you added them all together and all those colors subtracted from all the others leaving no set color...or black. This is also true for white. If you add all the colors together in an additive color method, you get white

Color Codes and the Hex Code

The Hex code is the 6-digit representation of colors. The Basic Hexadecimal Notation consists of 16 digits: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F . Zero, "0", is the smallest representations of a color. It's almost the total absence of color. F is 15 times the intensity of the color of 0. Combinations of these digits create different shades of a particular color. Double Zero, "00," is equal to zero hue. FF is equal to a pure color. This color representation is done three times, once for red, once for green, and once for blue, in that order. Put the three, two-digit, codes together and you get a 6-digit hex code. The hex code is just a representation of the red, green, and blue intensity, in that order.

6-Digit Hex Code

FFFFFF is equal to white. Why? Notice the three colors are all set to FF. That means the highest level of red, green, and blue. The combination of all three primary colors creates white. Black is represented as 000000, which is the opposite of white, meaning that all three settings of red, green, and blue are set to a total absence of color. You can mix these colors any way that you like. For example: FF0000 is red, 00FF00 is green and 0000FF is blue. Changing the value of any of these Hex values will give you all the possible colors.

The Color Codes Table

The following is a table representing the color codes along with their actual name

Aliceblue
F0F8FF
Antiquewhite
FAEBD7
Aqua
00FFFF
Aquamarine
7FFFD4
Azure
F0FFFF
Beige
F5F5DC
Bisque
FFE4C4
Black
000000
Blanchedalmond
FFEBCD
Blue
0000FF
Blueviolet
8A2BE2
Brown
A52A2A
Burlywood
DEB887
Cadetblue
5F9EA0
Chartreuse
7FFF00
Chocolate
D2691E
Coral
FF7F50
Cornflowerblue
6495ED
Cornsilk
FFF8DC
Crimson
DC143C
Cyan
00FFFF
Darkblue
00008B
Darkcyan
008B8B
Darkgoldenrod
B8860B
Darkgray
A9A9A9
Darkgreen
006400
Darkkhaki
BDB76B
Darkmagenta
8B008B
Darkolivegreen
556B2F
Darkorange
FF8C00
Darkorchid
9932CC
Darkred
8B0000
Darksalmon
E9967A
Darkseagreen
8FBC8F
Darkslateblue
483D8B
Darkslategray
2F4F4F
Darkturquoise
00CED1
Darkviolet
9400D3
deeppink
FF1493
Deepskyblue
00BFFF
Dimgray
696969
Dodgerblue
1E90FF
Firebrick
B22222
Floralwhite
FFFAF0
Forestgreen
228B22
Fuchsia
FF00FF
Gainsboro
DCDCDC
Ghostwhite
F8F8FF
Gold
FFD700
Goldenrod
DAA520
Gray
808080
Green
008000
Greenyellow
ADFF2F
Honeydew
F0FFF0
Hotpink
FF69B4
Indianred
CD5C5C
Indigo
4B0082
Ivory
FFFFF0
Khaki
F0E68C
Lavender
E6E6FA
Lavenderblush
FFF0F5
Lawngreen
7CFC00
Lemonchiffon
FFFACD
Lightblue
ADD8E6
Lightcoral
F08080
Lightcyan
E0FFFF
Lightgoldenrodyellow
FAFAD2
Lightgreen
90EE90
Lightgrey
D3D3D3
Lightpink
FFB6C1
Lightsalmon
FFA07A
Lightseagreen
20B2AA
Lightskyblue
87CEFA
Lightslategray
778899
Lightsteelblue
B0C4DE
Lightyellow
FFFFE0
Lime
00FF00
Limegreen
32CD32
Linen
FAF0E6
Magenta
FF00FF
Maroon
800000
Mediumauqamarine
66CDAA
Mediumblue
0000CD
Mediumorchid
BA55D3
Mediumpurple
9370D8
Mediumseagreen
3CB371
Mediumslateblue
7B68EE
Mediumspringgreen
00FA9A
Mediumturquoise
48D1CC
Mediumvioletred
C71585
Midnightblue
191970
Mintcream
F5FFFA
Mistyrose
FFE4E1
Moccasin
FFE4B5
Navajowhite
FFDEAD
Navy
000080
Oldlace
FDF5E6
Olive
808000
Olivedrab
688E23
Orange
FFA500
Orangered
FF4500
Orchid
DA70D6
Palegoldenrod
EEE8AA
Palegreen
98FB98
Paleturquoise
AFEEEE
Palevioletred
D87093
Papayawhip
FFEFD5
Peachpuff
FFDAB9
Peru
CD853F
Pink
FFC0CB
Plum
DDA0DD
Powderblue
B0E0E6
Purple
800080
Red
FF0000
Rosybrown
BC8F8F
Royalblue
4169E1
Saddlebrown
8B4513
Salmon
FA8072
Sandybrown
F4A460
Seagreen
2E8B57
Seashell
FFF5EE
Sienna
A0522D
Silver
C0C0C0
Skyblue
87CEEB
Slateblue
6A5ACD
Slategray
708090
Snow
FFFAFA
Springgreen
00FF7F
Steelblue
4682B4
Tan
D2B48C
Teal
008080
Thistle
D8BFD8
Tomato
FF6347
Turquoise
40E0D0
Violet
EE82EE
Wheat
F5DEB3
White
FFFFFF
Whitesmoke
F5F5F5
Yellow
FFFF00
YellowGreen
9ACD32