HTML Color

Generally, it's quite simple to change the colors of backgrounds, text, link text, visited-link texts and active-link texts once you know the 6-digit code for the color you want and the other appropriate HTML code.
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Color Codes (colors that are not "pure" may look different as text vs. background):

Pure white - ffffff
Cream - ffffcc
Pure lt. gray - c0c0c0
Lt. gray - d0d0d0
Gray - a0a0a0
Gray - b0b0b0
Pure gray - 808080
Pure black - 000000
Pure red - ff0000
Burgundy - b00000
Wine - bb0000
Vermillion - bf0604
Brick red - 7d053f
Dk red - 800000
Pink - f81cbe
Pure pink - ff0080
Rose - ffe4e1
Brown - b06030
Dk brown - 7f441c
Warm brown - b06030
Dk warm brown - 8b4513
Rose brown - bc8f8f
Beige - ffcc99
Sand - ffe4b5
Khaki - f0e68c
Ivory - fffff0
Muslin - fffacd
Creamy yellow - ffffcc
Pure yellow - ffff00
Banana yellow - fff769
Gold - fcce19

Light green - 90ee90
Pure bright green - 00ff00
Pure green - 008000
Med green - 009900
Soft green - 3cb371
Soft dk green - 2e8b57
Dk green - 006400
Olive green - 556b2f
Sea green - 8fbc8f
Pure seafoam - 008080
Pure gray seafoam - 408080
Dark cyan - 008b8b
Pure turquoise - 00ffff
Med turquoise - 2080a0
Teal - 20b2aa
Pure bright blue - 0000ff
Light blue - add8e6
Light med blue - 0000aa
Med blue - 0606ba
Pure med blue - 000080
Med gray blue - 003366
Med bright blue - 0000dd
Dark blue - 00008f
Dark blue - 0f0896
Dark blue - 00008b
Navy blue - 191970
Indigo - 4b0082
Periwinkle - 551a8b
Lavender - e6e6fa
Dusty lavender - 555588
Pure purple - 8000ff
Orchid - 9932cc
Dk purple - 9400d3

To change the background, text, link, visited link and alink colors for your whole page:
  • "body bgcolor=XXXXXX text=XXXXXX link=XXXX vlink=XXXXXX alink=XXXXXX" goes in the appropriate brackets at the beginning of your page. (XXXXXX represents the 6-digit color code)

  • If you only want to change the background color (or one of the other components):
  • "body bgcolor=XXXXXX" goes in the appropriate brackets.

  • If you only want to change the color of the text in one section of your page:

  • "font color=0000ff" in the appropriate brackets is followed by your text, and then "/font" - also in the appropriate brackets.

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