A.7 List of colors

Normal colors

Usage syntax is detailed in Coloring objects.

black

white

red

green

blue

cyan

magenta

yellow

grey

darkred

darkgreen

darkblue

darkcyan

darkmagenta

darkyellow

CSS color names

CSS color names may be used as-is in string arguments.

aliceblue

darkturquoise

lightsalmon

papayawhip

antiquewhite

darkviolet

lightseagreen

peachpuff

aqua

deeppink

lightskyblue

peru

aquamarine

deepskyblue

lightslategray

pink

azure

dimgray

lightslategrey

plum

beige

dimgrey

lightsteelblue

powderblue

bisque

dodgerblue

lightyellow

purple

black

firebrick

lime

rebeccapurple

blanchedalmond

floralwhite

limegreen

red

blue

forestgreen

linen

rosybrown

blueviolet

fuchsia

magenta

royalblue

brown

gainsboro

maroon

saddlebrown

burlywood

ghostwhite

mediumaquamarine

salmon

cadetblue

gold

mediumblue

sandybrown

chartreuse

goldenrod

mediumorchid

seagreen

chocolate

gray

mediumpurple

seashell

coral

green

mediumseagreen

sienna

cornflowerblue

greenyellow

mediumslateblue

silver

cornsilk

grey

mediumspringgreen

skyblue

crimson

honeydew

mediumturquoise

slateblue

cyan

hotpink

mediumvioletred

slategray

darkblue

indianred

midnightblue

slategrey

darkcyan

indigo

mintcream

snow

darkgoldenrod

ivory

mistyrose

springgreen

darkgray

khaki

moccasin

steelblue

darkgreen

lavender

navajowhite

tan

darkgrey

lavenderblush

navy

teal

darkkhaki

lawngreen

oldlace

thistle

darkmagenta

lemonchiffon

olive

tomato

darkolivegreen

lightblue

olivedrab

turquoise

darkorange

lightcoral

orange

violet

darkorchid

lightcyan

orangered

wheat

darkred

lightgoldenrodyellow

orchid

white

darksalmon

lightgray

palegoldenrod

whitesmoke

darkseagreen

lightgreen

palegreen

yellow

darkslateblue

lightgrey

paleturquoise

yellowgreen

darkslategray

lightpink

palevioletred

darkslategrey

CSS color definitions differ from X color names for the following colors: green, grey, maroon, purple.

X color names

X11 color names offer a wider choice than CSS names. They come in several variants:

Use the Scheme function x11-color to access them.

The following tables present all color names that may be used without a numerical suffix, and then the subset of these that may be used with such a suffix.

Color Names without a numerical suffix

AliceBlue

LawnGreen

OrangeRed

firebrick

AntiqueWhite

LemonChiffon

PaleGoldenrod

gainsboro

BlanchedAlmond

LightBlue

PaleGreen

gold

BlueViolet

LightCoral

PaleTurquoise

goldenrod

CadetBlue

LightCyan

PaleVioletRed

green

CornflowerBlue

LightGoldenrod

PapayaWhip

grey

DarkBlue

LightGoldenrodYellow

PeachPuff

honeydew

DarkCyan

LightGreen

PowderBlue

ivory

DarkGoldenrod

LightGrey

RosyBrown

khaki

DarkGreen

LightPink

RoyalBlue

lavender

DarkGrey

LightSalmon

SaddleBrown

linen

DarkKhaki

LightSeaGreen

SandyBrown

magenta

DarkMagenta

LightSkyBlue

SeaGreen

maroon

DarkOliveGreen

LightSlateBlue

SkyBlue

moccasin

DarkOrange

LightSlateGrey

SlateBlue

navy

DarkOrchid

LightSteelBlue

SlateGrey

orange

DarkRed

LightYellow

SpringGreen

orchid

DarkSalmon

LimeGreen

SteelBlue

peru

DarkSeaGreen

MediumAquamarine

VioletRed

pink

DarkSlateBlue

MediumBlue

WhiteSmoke

plum

DarkSlateGrey

MediumOrchid

YellowGreen

purple

DarkTurquoise

MediumPurple

aquamarine

red

DarkViolet

MediumSeaGreen

azure

salmon

DeepPink

MediumSlateBlue

beige

seashell

DeepSkyBlue

MediumSpringGreen

bisque

sienna

DimGrey

MediumTurquoise

black

snow

DodgerBlue

MediumVioletRed

blue

tan

FloralWhite

MidnightBlue

brown

thistle

ForestGreen

MintCream

burlywood

tomato

GhostWhite

MistyRose

chartreuse

turquoise

GreenYellow

NavajoWhite

chocolate

violet

HotPink

NavyBlue

coral

wheat

IndianRed

OldLace

cornsilk

white

LavenderBlush

OliveDrab

cyan

yellow

Color names with a numerical suffix

In the following names the suffix N must be an integer between 1 and 4, from lighter to darker shades:

AntiqueWhiteN

LightSkyBlueN

SteelBlueN

khakiN

CadetBlueN

LightSteelBlueN

VioletRedN

magentaN

DarkGoldenrodN

LightYellowN

aquamarineN

maroonN

DarkOliveGreenN

MediumOrchidN

azureN

orangeN

DarkOrangeN

MediumPurpleN

bisqueN

orchidN

DarkOrchidN

MistyRoseN

blueN

pinkN

DarkSeaGreenN

NavajoWhiteN

brownN

plumN

DeepPinkN

OliveDrabN

burlywoodN

purpleN

DeepSkyBlueN

OrangeRedN

chartreuseN

redN

DodgerBlueN

PaleGreenN

chocolateN

salmonN

HotPinkN

PaleTurquoiseN

coralN

seashellN

IndianRedN

PaleVioletRedN

cornsilkN

siennaN

LavenderBlushN

PeachPuffN

cyanN

snowN

LemonChiffonN

RosyBrownN

firebrickN

tanN

LightBlueN

RoyalBlueN

goldN

thistleN

LightCyanN

SeaGreenN

goldenrodN

tomatoN

LightGoldenrodN

SkyBlueN

greenN

turquoiseN

LightPinkN

SlateBlueN

honeydewN

wheatN

LightSalmonN

SpringGreenN

ivoryN

yellowN

Grey Scale

A grey scale can be obtained using:

 
greyN

Where N is in the range 0–100.

Color-blind-safe colors

The Scheme function universal-color provides a set of eight colors designed to be unambiguous to people with dichromatism.

black

orange

skyblue

bluegreen

yellow

blue

vermillion

redpurple


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