A.7 List of colors

Normal colors

See section Coloring objects for detailed usage syntax.

[image of music] black [image of music] white [image of music] red [image of music] green
[image of music] blue [image of music] cyan [image of music] magenta [image of music] yellow
[image of music] grey [image of music] darkred [image of music] darkgreen [image of music] darkblue
[image of music] darkcyan [image of music] darkmagenta [image of music] darkyellow

CSS color names

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

[image of music] aliceblue [image of music] antiquewhite [image of music] aqua
[image of music] aquamarine [image of music] azure [image of music] beige
[image of music] bisque [image of music] black [image of music] blanchedalmond
[image of music] blue [image of music] blueviolet [image of music] brown
[image of music] burlywood [image of music] cadetblue [image of music] chartreuse
[image of music] chocolate [image of music] coral [image of music] cornflowerblue
[image of music] cornsilk [image of music] crimson [image of music] cyan
[image of music] darkblue [image of music] darkcyan [image of music] darkgoldenrod
[image of music] darkgray [image of music] darkgreen [image of music] darkgrey
[image of music] darkkhaki [image of music] darkmagenta [image of music] darkolivegreen
[image of music] darkorange [image of music] darkorchid [image of music] darkred
[image of music] darksalmon [image of music] darkseagreen [image of music] darkslateblue
[image of music] darkslategray [image of music] darkslategrey [image of music] darkturquoise
[image of music] darkviolet [image of music] deeppink [image of music] deepskyblue
[image of music] dimgray [image of music] dimgrey [image of music] dodgerblue
[image of music] firebrick [image of music] floralwhite [image of music] forestgreen
[image of music] fuchsia [image of music] gainsboro [image of music] ghostwhite
[image of music] gold [image of music] goldenrod [image of music] gray
[image of music] green [image of music] greenyellow [image of music] grey
[image of music] honeydew [image of music] hotpink [image of music] indianred
[image of music] indigo [image of music] ivory [image of music] khaki
[image of music] lavender [image of music] lavenderblush [image of music] lawngreen
[image of music] lemonchiffon [image of music] lightblue [image of music] lightcoral
[image of music] lightcyan [image of music] lightgoldenrodyellow [image of music] lightgray
[image of music] lightgreen [image of music] lightgrey [image of music] lightpink
[image of music] lightsalmon [image of music] lightseagreen [image of music] lightskyblue
[image of music] lightslategray [image of music] lightslategrey [image of music] lightsteelblue
[image of music] lightyellow [image of music] lime [image of music] limegreen
[image of music] linen [image of music] magenta [image of music] maroon
[image of music] mediumaquamarine [image of music] mediumblue [image of music] mediumorchid
[image of music] mediumpurple [image of music] mediumseagreen [image of music] mediumslateblue
[image of music] mediumspringgreen [image of music] mediumturquoise [image of music] mediumvioletred
[image of music] midnightblue [image of music] mintcream [image of music] mistyrose
[image of music] moccasin [image of music] navajowhite [image of music] navy
[image of music] oldlace [image of music] olive [image of music] olivedrab
[image of music] orange [image of music] orangered [image of music] orchid
[image of music] palegoldenrod [image of music] palegreen [image of music] paleturquoise
[image of music] palevioletred [image of music] papayawhip [image of music] peachpuff
[image of music] peru [image of music] pink [image of music] plum
[image of music] powderblue [image of music] purple [image of music] rebeccapurple
[image of music] red [image of music] rosybrown [image of music] royalblue
[image of music] saddlebrown [image of music] salmon [image of music] sandybrown
[image of music] seagreen [image of music] seashell [image of music] sienna
[image of music] silver [image of music] skyblue [image of music] slateblue
[image of music] slategray [image of music] slategrey [image of music] snow
[image of music] springgreen [image of music] steelblue [image of music] tan
[image of music] teal [image of music] thistle [image of music] tomato
[image of music] turquoise [image of music] violet [image of music] wheat
[image of music] white [image of music] whitesmoke [image of music] yellow
[image of music] yellowgreen

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.

Color Names without a numerical suffix

The following table presents all color names that may be used without a numerical suffix.

[image of music] aliceblue [image of music] antiquewhite [image of music] aquamarine
[image of music] azure [image of music] beige [image of music] bisque
[image of music] black [image of music] blanchedalmond [image of music] blue
[image of music] blueviolet [image of music] brown [image of music] burlywood
[image of music] cadetblue [image of music] chartreuse [image of music] chocolate
[image of music] coral [image of music] cornflowerblue [image of music] cornsilk
[image of music] cyan [image of music] darkblue [image of music] darkcyan
[image of music] darkgoldenrod [image of music] darkgray [image of music] darkgreen
[image of music] darkgrey [image of music] darkkhaki [image of music] darkmagenta
[image of music] darkolivegreen [image of music] darkorange [image of music] darkorchid
[image of music] darkred [image of music] darksalmon [image of music] darkseagreen
[image of music] darkslateblue [image of music] darkslategray [image of music] darkslategrey
[image of music] darkturquoise [image of music] darkviolet [image of music] deeppink
[image of music] deepskyblue [image of music] dimgray [image of music] dimgrey
[image of music] dodgerblue [image of music] firebrick [image of music] floralwhite
[image of music] forestgreen [image of music] gainsboro [image of music] ghostwhite
[image of music] gold [image of music] goldenrod [image of music] gray
[image of music] green [image of music] greenyellow [image of music] grey
[image of music] honeydew [image of music] hotpink [image of music] indianred
[image of music] ivory [image of music] khaki [image of music] lavender
[image of music] lavenderblush [image of music] lawngreen [image of music] lemonchiffon
[image of music] lightblue [image of music] lightcoral [image of music] lightcyan
[image of music] lightgoldenrod [image of music] lightgoldenrodyellow [image of music] lightgray
[image of music] lightgreen [image of music] lightgrey [image of music] lightpink
[image of music] lightsalmon [image of music] lightseagreen [image of music] lightskyblue
[image of music] lightslateblue [image of music] lightslategray [image of music] lightslategrey
[image of music] lightsteelblue [image of music] lightyellow [image of music] limegreen
[image of music] linen [image of music] magenta [image of music] maroon
[image of music] mediumaquamarine [image of music] mediumblue [image of music] mediumorchid
[image of music] mediumpurple [image of music] mediumseagreen [image of music] mediumslateblue
[image of music] mediumspringgreen [image of music] mediumturquoise [image of music] mediumvioletred
[image of music] midnightblue [image of music] mintcream [image of music] mistyrose
[image of music] moccasin [image of music] navajowhite [image of music] navy
[image of music] navyblue [image of music] oldlace [image of music] olivedrab
[image of music] orange [image of music] orangered [image of music] orchid
[image of music] palegoldenrod [image of music] palegreen [image of music] paleturquoise
[image of music] palevioletred [image of music] papayawhip [image of music] peachpuff
[image of music] peru [image of music] pink [image of music] plum
[image of music] powderblue [image of music] purple [image of music] red
[image of music] rosybrown [image of music] royalblue [image of music] saddlebrown
[image of music] salmon [image of music] sandybrown [image of music] seagreen
[image of music] seashell [image of music] sienna [image of music] skyblue
[image of music] slateblue [image of music] slategray [image of music] slategrey
[image of music] snow [image of music] springgreen [image of music] steelblue
[image of music] tan [image of music] thistle [image of music] tomato
[image of music] turquoise [image of music] violet [image of music] violetred
[image of music] wheat [image of music] white [image of music] whitesmoke
[image of music] yellow [image of music] yellowgreen

Color names with a numerical suffix

A subset of the X11 color names may be used with a numerical suffix in the range 1 to 4 to get darker shades. Note that for such colors, color foo is identical to color foo1.

[image of music] antiquewhite1 [image of music] antiquewhite2 [image of music] antiquewhite3 [image of music] antiquewhite4
[image of music] aquamarine1 [image of music] aquamarine2 [image of music] aquamarine3 [image of music] aquamarine4
[image of music] azure1 [image of music] azure2 [image of music] azure3 [image of music] azure4
[image of music] bisque1 [image of music] bisque2 [image of music] bisque3 [image of music] bisque4
[image of music] blue1 [image of music] blue2 [image of music] blue3 [image of music] blue4
[image of music] brown1 [image of music] brown2 [image of music] brown3 [image of music] brown4
[image of music] burlywood1 [image of music] burlywood2 [image of music] burlywood3 [image of music] burlywood4
[image of music] cadetblue1 [image of music] cadetblue2 [image of music] cadetblue3 [image of music] cadetblue4
[image of music] chartreuse1 [image of music] chartreuse2 [image of music] chartreuse3 [image of music] chartreuse4
[image of music] chocolate1 [image of music] chocolate2 [image of music] chocolate3 [image of music] chocolate4
[image of music] coral1 [image of music] coral2 [image of music] coral3 [image of music] coral4
[image of music] cornsilk1 [image of music] cornsilk2 [image of music] cornsilk3 [image of music] cornsilk4
[image of music] cyan1 [image of music] cyan2 [image of music] cyan3 [image of music] cyan4
[image of music] darkgoldenrod1 [image of music] darkgoldenrod2 [image of music] darkgoldenrod3 [image of music] darkgoldenrod4
[image of music] darkolivegreen1 [image of music] darkolivegreen2 [image of music] darkolivegreen3 [image of music] darkolivegreen4
[image of music] darkorange1 [image of music] darkorange2 [image of music] darkorange3 [image of music] darkorange4
[image of music] darkorchid1 [image of music] darkorchid2 [image of music] darkorchid3 [image of music] darkorchid4
[image of music] darkseagreen1 [image of music] darkseagreen2 [image of music] darkseagreen3 [image of music] darkseagreen4
[image of music] darkslategray1 [image of music] darkslategray2 [image of music] darkslategray3 [image of music] darkslategray4
[image of music] deeppink1 [image of music] deeppink2 [image of music] deeppink3 [image of music] deeppink4
[image of music] deepskyblue1 [image of music] deepskyblue2 [image of music] deepskyblue3 [image of music] deepskyblue4
[image of music] dodgerblue1 [image of music] dodgerblue2 [image of music] dodgerblue3 [image of music] dodgerblue4
[image of music] firebrick1 [image of music] firebrick2 [image of music] firebrick3 [image of music] firebrick4
[image of music] gold1 [image of music] gold2 [image of music] gold3 [image of music] gold4
[image of music] goldenrod1 [image of music] goldenrod2 [image of music] goldenrod3 [image of music] goldenrod4
[image of music] green1 [image of music] green2 [image of music] green3 [image of music] green4
[image of music] honeydew1 [image of music] honeydew2 [image of music] honeydew3 [image of music] honeydew4
[image of music] hotpink1 [image of music] hotpink2 [image of music] hotpink3 [image of music] hotpink4
[image of music] indianred1 [image of music] indianred2 [image of music] indianred3 [image of music] indianred4
[image of music] ivory1 [image of music] ivory2 [image of music] ivory3 [image of music] ivory4
[image of music] khaki1 [image of music] khaki2 [image of music] khaki3 [image of music] khaki4
[image of music] lavenderblush1 [image of music] lavenderblush2 [image of music] lavenderblush3 [image of music] lavenderblush4
[image of music] lemonchiffon1 [image of music] lemonchiffon2 [image of music] lemonchiffon3 [image of music] lemonchiffon4
[image of music] lightblue1 [image of music] lightblue2 [image of music] lightblue3 [image of music] lightblue4
[image of music] lightcyan1 [image of music] lightcyan2 [image of music] lightcyan3 [image of music] lightcyan4
[image of music] lightgoldenrod1 [image of music] lightgoldenrod2 [image of music] lightgoldenrod3 [image of music] lightgoldenrod4
[image of music] lightpink1 [image of music] lightpink2 [image of music] lightpink3 [image of music] lightpink4
[image of music] lightsalmon1 [image of music] lightsalmon2 [image of music] lightsalmon3 [image of music] lightsalmon4
[image of music] lightskyblue1 [image of music] lightskyblue2 [image of music] lightskyblue3 [image of music] lightskyblue4
[image of music] lightsteelblue1 [image of music] lightsteelblue2 [image of music] lightsteelblue3 [image of music] lightsteelblue4
[image of music] lightyellow1 [image of music] lightyellow2 [image of music] lightyellow3 [image of music] lightyellow4
[image of music] magenta1 [image of music] magenta2 [image of music] magenta3 [image of music] magenta4
[image of music] maroon1 [image of music] maroon2 [image of music] maroon3 [image of music] maroon4
[image of music] mediumorchid1 [image of music] mediumorchid2 [image of music] mediumorchid3 [image of music] mediumorchid4
[image of music] mediumpurple1 [image of music] mediumpurple2 [image of music] mediumpurple3 [image of music] mediumpurple4
[image of music] mistyrose1 [image of music] mistyrose2 [image of music] mistyrose3 [image of music] mistyrose4
[image of music] navajowhite1 [image of music] navajowhite2 [image of music] navajowhite3 [image of music] navajowhite4
[image of music] olivedrab1 [image of music] olivedrab2 [image of music] olivedrab3 [image of music] olivedrab4
[image of music] orange1 [image of music] orange2 [image of music] orange3 [image of music] orange4
[image of music] orangered1 [image of music] orangered2 [image of music] orangered3 [image of music] orangered4
[image of music] orchid1 [image of music] orchid2 [image of music] orchid3 [image of music] orchid4
[image of music] palegreen1 [image of music] palegreen2 [image of music] palegreen3 [image of music] palegreen4
[image of music] paleturquoise1 [image of music] paleturquoise2 [image of music] paleturquoise3 [image of music] paleturquoise4
[image of music] palevioletred1 [image of music] palevioletred2 [image of music] palevioletred3 [image of music] palevioletred4
[image of music] peachpuff1 [image of music] peachpuff2 [image of music] peachpuff3 [image of music] peachpuff4
[image of music] pink1 [image of music] pink2 [image of music] pink3 [image of music] pink4
[image of music] plum1 [image of music] plum2 [image of music] plum3 [image of music] plum4
[image of music] purple1 [image of music] purple2 [image of music] purple3 [image of music] purple4
[image of music] red1 [image of music] red2 [image of music] red3 [image of music] red4
[image of music] rosybrown1 [image of music] rosybrown2 [image of music] rosybrown3 [image of music] rosybrown4
[image of music] royalblue1 [image of music] royalblue2 [image of music] royalblue3 [image of music] royalblue4
[image of music] salmon1 [image of music] salmon2 [image of music] salmon3 [image of music] salmon4
[image of music] seagreen1 [image of music] seagreen2 [image of music] seagreen3 [image of music] seagreen4
[image of music] seashell1 [image of music] seashell2 [image of music] seashell3 [image of music] seashell4
[image of music] sienna1 [image of music] sienna2 [image of music] sienna3 [image of music] sienna4
[image of music] skyblue1 [image of music] skyblue2 [image of music] skyblue3 [image of music] skyblue4
[image of music] slateblue1 [image of music] slateblue2 [image of music] slateblue3 [image of music] slateblue4
[image of music] slategray1 [image of music] slategray2 [image of music] slategray3 [image of music] slategray4
[image of music] snow1 [image of music] snow2 [image of music] snow3 [image of music] snow4
[image of music] springgreen1 [image of music] springgreen2 [image of music] springgreen3 [image of music] springgreen4
[image of music] steelblue1 [image of music] steelblue2 [image of music] steelblue3 [image of music] steelblue4
[image of music] tan1 [image of music] tan2 [image of music] tan3 [image of music] tan4
[image of music] thistle1 [image of music] thistle2 [image of music] thistle3 [image of music] thistle4
[image of music] tomato1 [image of music] tomato2 [image of music] tomato3 [image of music] tomato4
[image of music] turquoise1 [image of music] turquoise2 [image of music] turquoise3 [image of music] turquoise4
[image of music] violetred1 [image of music] violetred2 [image of music] violetred3 [image of music] violetred4
[image of music] wheat1 [image of music] wheat2 [image of music] wheat3 [image of music] wheat4
[image of music] yellow1 [image of music] yellow2 [image of music] yellow3 [image of music] yellow4

Grey Scale

The set of X11 colors also contains a palette of 101 gray shades.

[image of music] gray0 [image of music] gray1 [image of music] gray2 [image of music] gray3 [image of music] gray4
[image of music] gray5 [image of music] gray6 [image of music] gray7 [image of music] gray8 [image of music] gray9
[image of music] gray10 [image of music] gray11 [image of music] gray12 [image of music] gray13 [image of music] gray14
[image of music] gray15 [image of music] gray16 [image of music] gray17 [image of music] gray18 [image of music] gray19
[image of music] gray20 [image of music] gray21 [image of music] gray22 [image of music] gray23 [image of music] gray24
[image of music] gray25 [image of music] gray26 [image of music] gray27 [image of music] gray28 [image of music] gray29
[image of music] gray30 [image of music] gray31 [image of music] gray32 [image of music] gray33 [image of music] gray34
[image of music] gray35 [image of music] gray36 [image of music] gray37 [image of music] gray38 [image of music] gray39
[image of music] gray40 [image of music] gray41 [image of music] gray42 [image of music] gray43 [image of music] gray44
[image of music] gray45 [image of music] gray46 [image of music] gray47 [image of music] gray48 [image of music] gray49
[image of music] gray50 [image of music] gray51 [image of music] gray52 [image of music] gray53 [image of music] gray54
[image of music] gray55 [image of music] gray56 [image of music] gray57 [image of music] gray58 [image of music] gray59
[image of music] gray60 [image of music] gray61 [image of music] gray62 [image of music] gray63 [image of music] gray64
[image of music] gray65 [image of music] gray66 [image of music] gray67 [image of music] gray68 [image of music] gray69
[image of music] gray70 [image of music] gray71 [image of music] gray72 [image of music] gray73 [image of music] gray74
[image of music] gray75 [image of music] gray76 [image of music] gray77 [image of music] gray78 [image of music] gray79
[image of music] gray80 [image of music] gray81 [image of music] gray82 [image of music] gray83 [image of music] gray84
[image of music] gray85 [image of music] gray86 [image of music] gray87 [image of music] gray88 [image of music] gray89
[image of music] gray90 [image of music] gray91 [image of music] gray92 [image of music] gray93 [image of music] gray94
[image of music] gray95 [image of music] gray96 [image of music] gray97 [image of music] gray98 [image of music] gray99
[image of music] gray100

The table for color names greyN looks the same.

Color-blind-safe colors

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

[image of music] black [image of music] orange [image of music] skyblue [image of music] bluegreen
[image of music] yellow [image of music] blue [image of music] vermillion [image of music] redpurple

LilyPond Notation Reference v2.25.13 (development-branch).