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Colors is JSON with the names of colors, their values and localization. Colors are based on HTML color names and CSS keywords: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_colors#HTML_color_names.


Our goal is not to name all 6 million RGB color variants, but to arrive at a standard that we can work with in the future. For this reason, HTML names that are used in CSS have been chosen, which gives greater coverage of use cases. It is impossible to say exactly which standard and which color names should be used, some colors are perceived differently, others have many aliases - it is too abstract.

Situation with colors has become quite absurd. Developers are chasing the number of names, creating a semblance of their own palette, rather than something that can really give an understanding of color to the user and developer at the same time. It's easy to write "dark blue", but how will it be different from a unique color name if without the color itself, we don't know how dark that "blue" is?

Colors tries to get away from abstraction by using a standard, giving usability with a combination of performance and development at the same time, as exemplified by the i18n... No third-party dependencies...


CommonJS (script directory) and ModuleJS (esm directory) support for Node.js, see NPM page for installation command. Also support for Yarn and other package managers or CDNs like UNPKG. For Deno reference see module page, or use CDN like esm.sh.


CommonJS is supported, but the example represents ESM.

Basic colors

The basic colors are 16 colors defined in the HTML 4.01 specification, ratified in 1999.

Extended colors

Extended colors are the result of merging specifications from HTML 4.01, CSS 2.0, SVG 1.0 and CSS3 User Interfaces (CSS3 UI).

import { basicColors, colors } from "@chalkpot/test";

/* {
 *   name: 'grey',
 *   hex: '#808080',
 *   rgb: [ 128, 128, 128 ],
 *   localize: [Function: localize]
 * }

/* {
 *   name: 'darkgrey',
 *   hex: '#a9a9a9',
 *   rgb: [ 169, 169, 169 ],
 *   localize: [Function: localize]
 * }

// dark grey

The localization function accepts a locale code: be-BY, en-US, ru-RU, uk-UA, in various formats, such as "enUS" or "enus" or "ru", but it is recommended to explicitly specify "en-US" with a sensitive case and delimiter (-).


Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.

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