I remember when:
OK, I’ll date myself. Way back in the early days of the web, the 1990’s, only a relative handful of colors could “safely” be displayed by web browsers across monitors which were only capable of displaying 256 colors.
Although there is no finite number of colors, science tells us the human eye is capable of discerning some 10 million color hues. The web today, and monitors display some 16,777,216 colors. Whew, I think we are safe.
So, if you are looking for the perfect colors for your website’s elements, be it text, borders, logos, etc., there are no limits. All you need is a good “color picker” tool. Here’s a few of my favorites:
- Pantone – The de facto authority of color affords a ranged color picker and convertor from Pantone colors to RGB, Hex/HTML, and CMYK.
- Devoth’s – Let‘s you convert color value in HEX to RGBA and RGB, prepared for inclusion in CSS styles.
- W3Schools – From the “World’s Largest Web Developer Site”. Everything color for the web is here.
Unrelated, but that duck above is a Mandarin, probably one of the most colorful animals existing on our planet. Enjoy: