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Of all the color selectors on this website, this is possibly the most user-friendly. It has been designed for easy navigation with large amounts of space between the lines.
Expressing colors as a six digit hexadecimal number is one of the ways to define website colors. The 6 digit number consists of 3 pairs of hexadecimal numbers. The first pair regulates the amount of red, the next pair controls the amount of green and the third pair controls the blue. For example the number FF0000 indicates the maximum amount of red which can vary from zero to a maximum of FF (or a decimal value of 255).
It seems that recently, expressing colors in compressed hexadecimal is gaining popularity. Converting a compressed hexadecimal number to regular hexadecimal is quite simple - repeat each digit directly after each digit. For example, the compressed hex number 67A converts to hexadecimal as 6677AA.
The RGB number displayed on this page is the decimal equivalent of the compressed hex number. For example, 6 = 66 hex = 102 decimal.
1) The left side of the page controls the background color and the right side controls font (or text) color.
This Color Display Program shows 4,096 colors.
If you want more than 16 million colors click
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F             0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
OR for just 216 colors click here
2) Each of the 3 rows consists of the characters:
Moving the mouse over any of these characters will change the colors.
Row 1 controls the amount of RED,
Row 2 controls GREEN and
Row 3 controls BLUE.
3) With EVERY color change, the 2 output boxes display the three digit "hex value" of that color.
For example, the value for blue is "F 0 0".
4) This program is very handy for choosing font and background colors for your webpage(s).