Color names are not standardized by Xlib or the X11 protocol. The list does not show continuity either in selected color values or in color names , and some color triplets have multiple names. Despite this, graphic designers and others got used to them, making it practically impossible to introduce a different list.
The list of colors shipped with the X11 product varies between implementations and clashes with certain of the HTML names such as green. X11 colors are defined as simple RGB (hence, no particular color space), rather than sRGB. This means that the list of colors found in X11 (e.g., in /usr/lib/X11/rgb.txt) should not directly be used to choose ...
The following is a list of colors.A number of the color swatches below are taken from domain-specific naming schemes such as X11 or HTML4. RGB values are given for each swatch because such standards are defined in terms of the sRGB color space.
This is the color called khaki in X11. This is one of the cases where the X11 color names differs from the HTML/CSS names.--burga 21:13, 15 March 2009 (UTC) That article was wrong, I corrected it. — Christoph Päper 17:27, 12 September 2010 (UTC) HTML Gray and others are mistakenNameHex (RGB)Red (RGB)Green (RGB)Antique White#FAEBD798%92%Antique White 1#FFEFDB100%94%Antique White 2#EEDFCC93%87%Antique White 3#CDC0B080%75%
The color defined as blue in the RGB color model, X11 blue, is shown at right. This color is the brightest possible blue that can be reproduced on a computer screen, and is the color named blue in X11. It is one of the three primary colors used in the RGB color space, along with red and green.
At right is displayed the color purple, as defined in the X11 color, which is a lot brighter and bluer than the HTML purple shown above. See the chart Color names that clash between X11 and HTML/CSS in the X11 color names article to see those colors which are different in HTML and X11. This color can be called X11 purple.
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Displayed in the adjacent table is the color rich maroon, i.e. maroon as defined in the X11 color names, which is much brighter and more toned toward rose than the HTML/CSS maroon shown above. See the chart Color name clashes in the X11 color names article to see those colors that are different in HTML/CSS and X11.
RGB triplet can make 16,777,216 different colors. Many common colors can also be chosen by their common English names. Often a color tool or other graphics software is used to create color values. The first versions of Mosaic and Netscape Navigator used the X11 color names as the base for their color lists.
These are lists of colors: List of colors: A–F; List of colors: G–M; List of colors: N–Z; List of colors (compact) List of colors by shade; List of color palettes; List of Crayola crayon colors; List of RAL colors; X11 color names