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What are HTML color codes?

Every color you see on your monitor has its own unique definition. Well, doooh? It’s got to be unique, how else would the colors be different? The same goes for webdesign and web sites. Webmasters use HTML color codes to define the colors to use on a specific web page. Then your browser reads those HTML color codes and voila – there are colors!

Let there be light: from F to 0

On the 8th day of the creation, God invented HTML color codes. He said: "Let there be #ff0000, #00ff00, #0000ff." And he created the red, green and blue. Plus all the colors in between.

You see, 0 means ... well, zero. No color. And F means "full". First two characters define red, the middle one green and the last one the blue shades of the color we want. It’s the RGB model, where it all comes down to red, green and blue.

The extremes are #ffffff (white, "full color") and #000000 (black, "no color") on the other side. Shorter versions we can also use are #fff and #000.

HTML color code generator to the rescue!

It seems kind of tricky, huh? It actually is. Sure you can be a "color hero" and crank out those basic HTML colors, but try to come up with the HTML hexadecimal color code for more exotic colors, such as pink, purple, turquoise and that exact shade your designers wants.

Need some help? Don’t you worry; our HTML color code generator is here to save the day of a common a webmaster.

With the help of our color generator you will be able to produce such tricky hexadecimal color codes as #1af2f9, #f315d2 or even #15f363. And you will to that hassle free, in just a few seconds.

Just grab the mouse, click on the color field and drag the mouse to the prettiest color you see. As you will follow these instructions, our color generator will automatically and simultaneously produce the hexadecimal color codes you can use to define your HTML colors.

Does HTML color code equals hexadecimal code?

Yes, actually. Well, technically not really. "So, yes or no?" Let me take a minute and try to explain to you what’s the dilemma. HTML colors can be defined as hexadecimal colors, but it’s not really necessary. HTML colors are usually defined in a special CSS file. The "CSS" stands for Cascading Style Sheet.

We have three options when it comes down to defining HTML colors: we can use a hexadecimal code, define RGB values or just use a color name. Last option is very limited, as only few of the colors are actually defined in that manner.

So how can we define ie. the red color in HTML?
Hexadecimal value – "color: #FF0000".
RGB value: "color: rgb(255,0,0)".
Text value: "color: red".

To clear the dilemma ... In every-day meaning we could say "HTML color code" in a way equals "hexadecimal color code", as we use it most commonly when defining colors for the web.

Most website builders offered by companies like iPage will include a color scheme selector for your website.