you probably know, the color system in HTML is a little different
than what we might expect. Instead of using easy-to-remember
names for our colors, we have to memorize what are called "Hex" codes.
code is made up of 6 digits preceded by a "#" sign.
For example, the code to make your site's body background
color white in hex is...
why is this? Why couldn't we have just typed "white" into
our code? Well, we could very easily have typed "white" and
it would have worked too. For simple color names like "white" or "blue" or
even "aqua," typing them out will most likely
work in most browsers.
difficulty comes when we try to use more sophisticated
colors - because there are literally thousands of different
gradients! Can you imagine typing out "kind-of-light-teal" as
a web color? This is where Hex comes in.
Hex, every single color imaginable is represented as a
combination of red, green, or blue. After our "#" symbol,
we see six digits. The first two of these digits represent
the amount of red we want in our color, the second two
represent the amount of green, and the final two represent
the amount of blue. Of course...
all the different ways red, green, and blue combine is
a little tedious. That's why you should just have a reference
area to quickly find the colors you need. Enter this page!
find your perfect color, simply click on any box below
and it will output your color in its handy text field.
hope you enjoy! Even though it might seem intimidating
to memorize Hex names, frequent use will quickly burrow
them into your memory.