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Colour List

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Colour List

Description

Description

This helpfile lists all the colours which are available in Discworld by name. These colours can be used both as foreground colours and background colours, as described in help colours.

Aside from these named colours, you can address any colour with its hexadecimal RGB-code, e.g. #FFE5B4 or B_#FFE5B4.

Terminal Settings

Terminal Settings

Most players have one of the following three terminal settings:

ANSI:these players have only the basic eight colours and their eight bold versions, so the first sixteen listed below. All other colours will be translated to these sixteen options.
XTERM256:these players have access to the basic eight, their eight bold versions, 216 "mixed" colours and 24 further shades of grey. The colour names below are chosen exactly to name these 256 colours. Colours specified using a #-code (such as #FFE5B4) are translated to the nearest match.
MXP:(or XTERM16m) these players have access to full 24-bit colour support. No translations are necessary.

If many of the colours in this file look the same to you, then you are probably set to term ansi. It may be worth using "term network" to let your client renegotiate the terminal settings it supports.

Note

Note

To view this list as intended, you should have your cols value set to at least 80. If your window is not large enough for this, you can still list all the colours using "colours list".

Basic Colours

Basic Colours

The eight basic colours are:

Black Red Green Icterine Blue Magenta Cyan White
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The way these colours are displayed is likely to vary wildly between MUD clients, and often can be altered by a change in the settings. The same holds for the bold versions of these colours: Bold Black, Bold Red, Bold Green, Bold Icterine, Bold Blue, Bold Magenta, Bold Cyan, Bold White. Note that bold colours cannot be used as background-colour, and that some clients may display them in a bold font, while others may only show a brighter colour.

A ninth basic colour is Yellow. This colour is often an alias for bold icterine, but is displayed as a separate colour on mxp-compatible terminals.

Colour List

Colour List

The remaining colours are unlikely to differ much between clients, but are not supported on term ansi (where they are instead translated to the basic 16 options).

Note that some of the colours currently do not have a good name assigned. If you have good suggestions, please ideareport them on the colours command. Even if names are added, the given hexadecimal codes will continue to work.

DeepBlack Midnight NavyBlue DarkBlue Zaffre DeepBlue
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Chromium PineGreen Sapphire Cobalt Denim Sodalite
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Ivy Viridian Teal Cerulean Celestial Azure
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DarkGreen Jade JungleGreen DarkCyan EphebeBay Marina
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GrassGreen Malachite VineGreen Shamrock RobinEgg Capri
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DeepGreen SerpentGreen SpringGreen Patina LagoonGreen DeepCyan
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Rosewood Eggplant Nightshade Indigo Iris Ultramarine
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Antique DarkGrey Stormcloud Slate Foxglove Mazarine
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Avocado ElmGreen Juniper Glaucous Livid Cornflower
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MayGreen SapGreen Mint Verdigris Moonstone SkyBlue
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Clover Emerald Mould Eucalyptus Turquoise Glass
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Harlequin Chlorophyll Peridot Chrysophrase Celery Aqua
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Maroon Bordeaux Patriarch DarkViolet Grape Violet
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Russet Bole Plum MediumPurple Ube Pansy
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Olive Khaki Grey CoolGrey DoveBlue LightBlue
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Apple Asparagus Artichoke Lovat Aero Iceberg
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Limerick Mantis MossGreen SeaFoam RainWater BabyBlue
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Chartreuse Kiwi LightGreen Celadon Aquamarine LightCyan
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DarkRed Flirt Fandango DarkMagenta Purple Veronica
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Brown Chestnut Mulberry Purpureous Amethyst Hyacinth
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Copper Beige Taupe Lilac Lavender Ianthine
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DarkYellow Brass Sage LightGrey BlueBell Tanzanite
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Acid Anise Willow Coriander PowderBlue Azuline
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SpringBud Envy Pistachio TeaGreen Menthol Diamond
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Carnelian Ruby Raspberry Cerise Famous Phlox
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Cinnamon Vermilion Blush #d75faf Orchid Heliotrope
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Ochre Bronze Puce Kobi Peony Wisteria
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Goldenrod Sand Tan Blossom Thistle Mauve
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Citrine Straw Buff Ecru Platinum Periwinkle
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Lime Pear Mindaro Cornsilk Honeydew Bubbles
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DeepRed Crimson Rose Holywood Frostbite DeepMagenta
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Pumpkin Tomato Strawberry HotPink Petulian Fuchsia
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Orange Coral Salmon Flamingo PaleMagenta LightMagenta
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Amber Saffron Topaz Melon Carnation Pink
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Gold Mustard Jasmine Apricot Bisque Magnolia
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DeepYellow Canary LightYellow Chiffon Cream DeepWhite
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Obsidian Liquorice #1c1c1c Ink Jet Onyx
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Charcoal Ebony Quartz DarkGray Granite Nickel
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Concrete Gray #949494 #9e9e9e #a8a8a8 LightGray
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Ash Silver Rhodium Gainsboro Snow Alabaster
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Recommended Colours

Recommended Colours

To ease the job of finding a good set of visually distinct colours, we highlight a set of (mostly) rather different colours:

The dark, deep and light variations of the primary and secondary colours: DarkRed, DeepRed, LightRed, DarkMagenta, DeepMagenta, LightMagenta, DarkBlue, DeepBlue, LightBlue, DarkCyan, DeepCyan, LightCyan, DarkGreen, DeepGreen, LightGreen, DarkYellow, DeepYellow, LightYellow.

Three shades each of the tertiary colours: Brown, Orange, Saffron, Flirt, Rose, HotPink, Indigo, Violet, Hyacinth, Cobalt, Azure, SkyBlue, Jade, SpringGreen, Chrysophrase, Avocado, Chartreuse, Pistachio,

The lightest six colours: Bisque, Magnolia, Periwinkle, Bubbles, Honeydew, Cream.

The most important shades of grey: DeepBlack (DeepBlack), Onyx, DarkGrey, Grey, LightGrey, Platinum, DeepWhite (DeepWhite); and greyish colours: Taupe, Lilac, CoolGrey, Lovat, Artichoke, Sage.

Finally, some colours which do not fall into these categories: Turquoise, Seafoam, Mint, Khaki, Olive, Bronze, Bole, Beige, Copper, Ochre, Goldenrod, Mustard, Apricot, Ecru, Tan, Coral, Vermilion, Mulberry, Plum, Ube, Orchid, Carnation.