Colors Values in CSS

CSS has several different variations for specifying color. They are HEX (long and shorthand), Color Keywords, RGB, RGBA, HSA, HSLA.

/* Hex - short */
color: #ddd;

/* Hex - long */
color: #F04530;

/* Color Keyword */
color: red;

/* RGB */
color: rgb(255,255,255);

/* RGBA */
color: rgba(200, 54, 54, 0.5);

/* HSL */
color: hsl(166, 92%, 50%)

/* HSLA */
color: hsla(128, 42%, 50%, 0.61)

Note: Some browsers don’t like RGBA, HSL and HSLA. Use with caution.

Jake Bresnehan

A Front End Developer based in Sydney and the creator of Web Design Weekly.

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