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File last modified: 150629

Background Color Tester
Background Color Tester

This page will change the background color to whatever you designate.

Simply fill in the name of a color or else any hexidecimal color code from 000000 to FFFFFF and click on "Show Me" to see the result.

Cautionary Notes:

The most critical text on this page is displayed in both black & white in order to remain legible regardless of the colors you select. The color codes below the input boxes help show how a given background would look with text in some of the named colors. The table at the end provides examples of more of the colors that can be designated by name.


Hexadecimal Code for Background Color (e.g.: #FFCC99):
Hexadecimal Code for Background Color (e.g.: #FFCC99):

(Don't type the # symbol.)

(Don't type the # symbol.)


English Name for Background Color (e.g.: olive, blue):
English Name for Background Color (e.g.: olive, blue):

(Names not recognized by your browser will have unpredictable results.)
(Names not recognized by your browser will have unpredictable results.)
The present background color is:
The present background color is:


black=000000 navy=000080 green=008000 teal=008080 blue=0000FF lime=00FF00 aqua=00FFFF gray=808080 maroon=800000

purple=800080 olive=808000 brown=A52A2A silver=C0C0C0 red=FF0000 yellow=FFFF00 orange=FFA500 white=FFFFFF
The following table lists most of the colors that can be referred to by name rather than by number. Note that magenta and fuchsia refer to the same color.
The following table lists most of the colors that can be referred to by name rather than by number. Note that magenta and fuchsia refer to the same color.
aqua 00FFFF
aqua 00FFFF
black 000000
black 000000
blue 0000FF
blue 0000FF
brown* A52A2A
brown* A52A2A
coral* FF7F50
coral* FF7F50
crimson* DC143C
crimson* DC143C
cyan* 00FFFF
cyan* 00FFFF
darkblue* 00008B
darkblue* 00008B
forestgreen* 228B22
forestgreen* 228B22
gold* FFD700
gold* FFD700
gray 808080
gray 808080
green 008000
green 008000
ivory* FFFFF0
ivory* FFFFF0
lavender* E6E6FA
lavender* E6E6FA
lightyellow* FFFFE0
lightyellow* FFFFE0
lime 00FF00
lime 00FF00
magenta* FF00FF
magenta* FF00FF
maroon 800000
maroon 800000
navy 000080
navy 000080
olive 808000
olive 808000
orange* FFA500
orange* FFA500
purple 800080
purple 800080
red FF0000
red FF0000
silver C0C0C0
silver C0C0C0
skyblue* 87CEEB
skyblue* 87CEEB
teal 008080
teal 008080
turquoise* 40E0D0
turquoise* 40E0D0
white FFFFFF
white FFFFFF
yellow FFFF00
yellow FFFF00
*-Asterisked color names are unofficial, but still work.
*-Asterisked color names are unofficial, but still work.