CSS Colors

Colors are specified using predefined color names, or RGB, HEX, HSL, RGBA, HSLA values.

CSS Color Names

In CSS, a color can be specified by using a color name:

Tomato
Orange
DodgerBlue
MediumSeaGreen
Gray
SlateBlue
Violet
LightGray

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CSS/HTML support 140 standard color names.


CSS Background Color

You can set the background color for HTML elements:

Hello World

 

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Example

<h1 style=”background-color:DodgerBlue;”>Hello World</h1>
<p style=”background-color:Tomato;”>Lorem
ipsum…</p>

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CSS Text Color

You can set the color of text:

Hello World

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Example

<h1 style=”color:Tomato;”>Hello
World</h1>
<p style=”color:DodgerBlue;”>Lorem
ipsum…</p>
<p style=”color:MediumSeaGreen;”>Ut wisi
enim…</p>

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CSS Border Color

You can set the color of borders:

Hello World

Hello World

Hello World

Example

<h1 style=”border:2px
solid Tomato;”
>
Hello
World</h1>
<h1 style=”border:2px
solid DodgerBlue;”
>
Hello
World</h1>
<h1 style=”border:2px
solid Violet;”
>
Hello
World</h1>

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CSS Color Values

In CSS, colors can also be specified using RGB values, HEX values, HSL
values, RGBA values, and HSLA values:

Same as color name “Tomato”:

rgb(255, 99, 71)
#ff6347
hsl(9, 100%, 64%)

Same as color name “Tomato”, but 50% transparent:

rgba(255, 99, 71, 0.5)
hsla(9, 100%, 64%, 0.5)

Example

<h1 style=”background-color:rgb(255,
99, 71);”
>
</h1>
<h1 style=”background-color:#ff6347;”></h1>
<h1 style=”background-color:hsl(9,
100%, 64%);”
>
</h1><h1 style=”background-color:rgba(255,
99, 71, 0.5);”
>
</h1>
<h1 style=”background-color:hsla(9,
100%, 64%, 0.5);”
>
</h1>

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Learn more about Color Values

You will learn more about RGB, HEX and HSL in the next chapters.

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