Notes on Colour

The 216 ‘websafe’ colours

#ffffff #ffffcc #ffff99 #ffff66 #ffff33 #ffff00 #ffccff #ffcccc #ffcc99 #ffcc66 #ffcc33 #ffcc00
#ff99ff #ff99cc #ff9999 #ff9966 #ff9933 #ff9900 #ff66ff #ff66cc #ff6699 #ff6666 #ff6633 #ff6600
#ff33ff #ff33cc #ff3399 #ff3366 #ff3333 #ff3300 #ff00ff #ff00cc #ff0099 #ff0066 #ff0033 #ff0000
#ccffff #ccffcc #ccff99 #ccff66 #ccff33 #ccff00 #ccccff #cccccc #cccc99 #cccc66 #cccc33 #cccc00
#cc99ff #cc99cc #cc9999 #cc9966 #cc9933 #cc9900 #cc66ff #cc66cc #cc6699 #cc6666 #cc6633 #cc6600
#cc33ff #cc33cc #cc3399 #cc3366 #cc3333 #cc3300 #cc00ff #cc00cc #cc0099 #cc0066 #cc0033 #cc0000
#99ffff #99ffcc #99ff99 #99ff66 #99ff33 #99ff00 #99ccff #99cccc #99cc99 #99cc66 #99cc33 #99cc00
#9999ff #9999cc #999999 #999966 #999933 #999900 #9966ff #9966cc #996699 #996666 #996633 #996600
#9933ff #9933cc #993399 #993366 #993333 #993300 #9900ff #9900cc #990099 #990066 #990033 #990000
#66ffff #66ffcc #66ff99 #66ff66 #66ff33 #66ff00 #66ccff #66cccc #66cc99 #66cc66 #66cc33 #66cc00
#6699ff #6699cc #669999 #669966 #669933 #669900 #6666ff #6666cc #666699 #666666 #666633 #666600
#6633ff #6633cc #663399 #663366 #663333 #663300 #6600ff #6600cc #660099 #660066 #660033 #660000
#33ffff #33ffcc #33ff99 #33ff66 #33ff33 #33ff00 #33ccff #33cccc #33cc99 #33cc66 #33cc33 #33cc00
#3399ff #3399cc #339999 #339966 #339933 #339900 #3366ff #3366cc #336699 #336666 #336633 #336600
#3333ff #3333cc #333399 #333366 #333333 #333300 #3300ff #3300cc #330099 #330066 #330033 #330000
#00ffff #00ffcc #00ff99 #00ff66 #00ff33 #00ff00 #00ccff #00cccc #00cc99 #00cc66 #00cc33 #00cc00
#0099ff #0099cc #009999 #009966 #009933 #009900 #0066ff #0066cc #006699 #006666 #006633 #006600
#0033ff #0033cc #003399 #003366 #003333 #003300 #0000ff #0000cc #000099 #000066 #000033 #000000

Explanation

Years ago we had only a small choice of colours for websites. We were told to limit ourselves to the 216 so called websafe colours shown in the illustration. It was about cross‑platform and cross‑browser inconsistencies—you don’t want to know the horrid details.