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Creates coloured text quickly and easily.

  • First parameter - text colour
  • Second Parameter - background colour
  • Third parameter - the text


{{colour|blue|yellow|text goes here}}

Results in:

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Sets foreground and background colours of a given text. They can be specified by name or in the format #dddddd (RGB hex triplet).

Unless in the case of personal use on a user page, use this template with great caution:

  • a poor contrast may make the text difficult or impossible to read
  • the contrast can be experienced as even poorer in the case of colour blindness
  • links have a colour according to user settings; they become invisible if this colour is equal to the background colour.

Standard color names

The HTML 4.01 specification defines sixteen named colours, as follows:

Color Hexadecimal Color Hexadecimal
black #000000 silver #c0c0c0
gray #808080 white #ffffff
maroon #800000 red #ff0000
purple #800080 fuchsia #ff00ff
green #008000 lime #00ff00
olive #808000 yellow #ffff00
navy #000080 blue #0000ff
teal #008080 aqua #00ffff