Web-safe Colors

216 Approved Colors for use on the Internet

Many years ago, the 216 colors found in the following table were the only colors supported by the browsers. If you used a different combination of hexidecimal digits to produce a color, it wasn't guaranteed to display correctly in any given browser (and still isn't). Although today most browsers support many more colors, it is still a good idea to stick to these when you can, so that your webpage will look the way you want it to in all browsers. (Lots of people are still using older browsers etc.)

I know there are hundreds of pages with the list of browser-safe colors, and a couple handfuls of freeware programs that display the same info, but this list is really just here for my own reference. But hey- if you find it useful, I'm not going to stop you from using it. :)

The 216 Browser-safe Colors

 000000 000033 000066 000099 0000CC 0000FF
 330000 330033 330066 330099 3300CC 3300FF
 660000 660033 660066 660099 6600CC 6600FF
 990000 990033 990066 990099 9900CC 9900FF
 CC0000 CC0033 CC0066 CC0099 CC00CC CC00FF
 FF0000 FF0033 FF0066 FF0099 FF00CC FF00FF
 003300 003333 003366 003399 0033CC 0033FF
 333300 333333 333366 333399 3333CC 3333FF
 663300 663333 663366 663399 6633CC 6633FF
 993300 993333 993366 993399 9933CC 9933FF
 CC3300 CC3333 CC3366 CC3399 CC33CC CC33FF
 FF3300 FF3333 FF3366 FF3399 FF33CC FF33FF
 006600 006633 006666 006699 0066CC 0066FF
 336600 336633 336666 336699 3366CC 3366FF
 666600 666633 666666 666699 6666CC 6666FF
 996600 996633 996666 996699 9966CC 9966FF
 CC6600 CC6633 CC6666 CC6699 CC66CC CC66FF
 FF6600 FF6633 FF6666 FF6699 FF66CC FF66FF
 009900 009933 009966 009999 0099CC 0099FF
 339900 339933 339966 339999 3399CC 3399FF
 669900 669933 669966 669999 6699CC 6699FF
 999900 999933 999966 999999 9999CC 9999FF
 CC9900 CC9933 CC9966 CC9999 CC99CC CC99FF
 FF9900 FF9933 FF9966 FF9999 FF99CC FF99FF
 00CC00 00CC33 00CC66 00CC99 00CCCC 00CCFF
 33CC00 33CC33 33CC66 33CC99 33CCCC 33CCFF
 66CC00 66CC33 66CC66 66CC99 66CCCC 66CCFF
 99CC00 99CC33 99CC66 99CC99 99CCCC 99CCFF
 00FF00 00FF33 00FF66 00FF99 00FFCC 00FFFF
 33FF00 33FF33 33FF66 33FF99 33FFCC 33FFFF
 66FF00 66FF33 66FF66 66FF99 66FFCC 66FFFF
 99FF00 99FF33 99FF66 99FF99 99FFCC 99FFFF

Some of my Current Favorites

660000 000066 000099 003300 990000 CC6600 FFFF00

How did I make this table of Colors?

Just in case you are wondering, there in no way on earth that I would have typed in that entire table by hand, although I do create a lot of HTML by hand. No, I like better solutions. Instead I created a few lines of Php that crank out the HTML to display this table.

How to Display the 216 Browser-safe Colors using Php

Well, here you go. If you know how to use Php then you'll know what to do. If not check out my page on Learning Php.

HTML and Php Code to Create a Table Displaying the 216 Browser-safe Colors
<!-- Create a table containing the 216 browser-safe colors -->

echo "<table width=100% cellspacing=1 cellpadding=0 border=0>";
"<tr><th colspan=6 bgcolor=#FFFFFF><font size=+2><center>The 216 Browser-safe Colors</center></font></th></tr>";

$hex_digits = array( "00""33""66""99""CC""FF" );

$i=0$i<6$i++ ){
$j=0$j<6$j++ ){
$k=0$k<6$k++ ){
$this_color $hex_digits[$j] . $hex_digits[$i] . $hex_digits[$k];
$i $font_color "FFFFFF"; else $font_color "000000";
"<td bgcolor=#$this_color><font size=-1 color=#$font_color>";

"<tr><td colspan=6><font size=-1><center>Code by David. &copy; Copyright www.reliply.org ";
"(<a href=\"http://www.reliply.org/tools/rgb_colors.php\">RGB Colors</a>).";

<!-- End browser-safe colors table -->

Feel free to copy this code and place it on your website free of charge. The code contains a copyright notice, a reference to me as the author and a link back to this page. Please leave it there.