Handy colors

Palettes

Named colors

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

Create your own palette

About

Though named colors are not ordered enough, they are incredibly convenient for creating demos: you needn't run a graphical editor to get some HEX-codes of colors, you needn't any color pickers because you can just type a name of the desired color. Named colors are great time savers!

I often use them while writing styles for markup or just playing with codes, so I took a list of named colors from the spec, sorted them by hue and brightness (visually) and created some palettes. I hope, my tiny tool will be useful for someone else : )

If you use named colors and have preferred color sets, feel free to contribute your palettes.

If you would like to see a selected palette right on the page while you write the code, there is an chrome extension for that.

Useful links