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Created: 17:28, 2005 Apr 13 (Phil Boswell)

Nominated for deletion: 02:21, 2005 Apr 17 (Andros 1337)

Added swatches, added orange color per CSS; added documentation. — Xiongtalk 02:29, 2005 Apr 19 (UTC)


Grey is the British spelling and the name of the project article page. Gray is the American spelling and the CSS/HTML color keyword. Please see "Purpose", above.

CSS Pocket Reference by Eric A. Meyer, O'Reilly Media Inc. (2004) p 29 ISBN 0-596-00777-9

Xiongtalk* 11:02, 2005 May 10 (UTC)

Gray redirects to grey. If you want to add a new section at ==Web color== to emphasise the distinstion this would probably be a good idea. --Phil | Talk 15:12, May 10, 2005 (UTC)
…which I have now done. HTH HAND --Phil | Talk 15:42, May 10, 2005 (UTC)

I have reverted Nihiltres as per User talk:Nihiltres#Template:Web colours. Jimp 23:32, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Order of shades of black[edit]

I think that for aesthetic purposes, grey should come after silver, in order to maintain a certain order for the colors. Thank you! |SUBZ3R0| 00:02, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Well since no one said no - I said yes, done.danielfolsom 22:52, 18 May 2007 (UTC)


There is quite obviously a missing color of green on the template that is conspicuous by its absence: It is "Christmas green," holiday green, or a very generic straight-ahead green, not just a shade of it. None of these shades would do in concert with red. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rin3guy (talkcontribs) 19:11, 31 March 2009 (UTC)


Hello. Could anybody add the interwiki link, please?

[[eo:Ŝablono:Interretaj koloroj]]

Greetings --Tlustulimu (talk) 08:46, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Makes more sense to move the documentation to a /doc subpage. --MZMcBride (talk) 17:48, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Done --Redrose64 (talk) 18:31, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Orange and brown[edit]

@Redrose64: Why orange and brown aren't defined as HTML colors? PlanetStar 02:26, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

@PlanetStar: You'll have to ask the people who invented the internet. But consider this: computers use binary numbers, which are based on powers of 2. Using four bits (binary digits), we can represent any of sixteen numbers, in the range 0-15. Each number can represent a single colour. The type of computer graphics displays that were around in the early days of the internet used four-bit colour values, so were only capable of showing 16 colours at once (see Enhanced Graphics Adapter). To allow for just two more colours, we need two more numbers, so we would need more than four bits. This did happen later on (see Video Graphics Array), but the original 16 colours were left alone. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 11:24, 25 June 2018 (UTC)