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Web Colours FAQ


Web colors are colors used in designing web pages, and the methods for describing and specifying those colors. Hexadecimal color codes begin with a hash (#).

Authors of web pages have a variety of options available for specifying colors for elements of web documents.


Colors may be specified as an RGB triplet in hexadecimal format (a hex triplet); they may also be specified according to their common English names in some cases. Often a color tool or other graphics software is used to generate color values.

Usability & Accessibility

By using Web (Safe) Standardised Colors you can ensure that colours on your website, in your email or on your online service are represented properly across all operating systems and internet browsers. Although the use of Web Colors was greatly depreciated for many years, the renewal of standards has become nessesary with the roll out of mobile broadband enabled devices.

Easier To Design / Change Visuals
When you use set colour references, you know you will always see exactly what your designer or developer sees. This makes it a lot easier to design, saves money from countless potential revisions and reduces the changes of colours failing!


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More Complex CMYK / RGB / Web Colors:


A Little Less Complex Of A Converter:



Breakdown By Blue / Cyan Colours

Breakdown By Brown Colours

Breakdown By Green Colours


Breakdown By Grey / Dark Colours

Breakdown By Orange / Red Colours


Breakdown By Pink / Purple Colours

Breakdown By Pink / Purple Colours (Type Two)

Breakdown Of Red Colours

Breakdown Of White Colours

Breakdown Of Yellow Colours


Are These Colours Exhaustive?

No, you can still get colours specifically matched to 16.9 million human visible colours, they might not always work on all browsers, which is why it's best to stick to Web Colours when possible. Even when designing websites, it helps if clients know they want "inbetween" two colours on the Web Color Chart as colours can be blended. If worst comes to worst, we can always match your logo colour exactly, regardless of which one of the 16.9 million colours it is!


All Web Colours