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CSS Color
Color Review

We’ve completed our extensive tour of the colors in CSS! Let’s review the key information we’ve learned.

There are four ways to represent color in CSS:

  • Named colors — there are 147 named colors, which you can review here.

  • Hexadecimal or hex colors

    • Hexadecimal is a number system with has sixteen digits, 0 to 9 followed by “A” to “F”.
    • Hex values always begin with # and specify values of red, blue and green using hexademical numbers such as #23F41A.
  • RGB

    • RGB colors use the rgb() syntax with one value for red, one value for blue and one value for green.
    • RGB values range from 0 to 255 and look like this: rgb(7, 210, 50).
  • HSL

    • HSL stands for hue (the color itself), saturation (the intensity of the color), and lightness (how light or dark a color is).
    • Hue ranges from 0 to 360 and saturation and lightness are both represented as percentages like this: hsl(200, 20%, 50%).
  • You can add opacity to color in RGB and HSL by adding a fourth value, a, which is represented as a percentage.

Great job! Feel empowered to add a bit of color to each of your projects!


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