Tag: Accessible Color Codes

Accessible Purples

A list of purple hues tested for formatting accessible text, headings, and links.

WCAG Accessible Purples
Swatch Name Hex RGB Background*
Hadley Purple Color Swatch Hadley Purple #c2427B 194, 66, 123 BL&W
Ashford Purple Color Swatch Ashford Purple #c44099 196, 64, 153 B&W
Hadley Purple Revised Color Swatch Hadley Purple Revised #c44A81 196, 74, 129 B&W

*B is for Black. W is for White. B&W is for Black and White. BL is for Large Text on Black. WL is for Large Text on White.

Accessible Blues

A list of blue hues tested for formatting accessible text, headings, and links.

WCAG Accessible Blues
Swatch Name Hex RGB Background*
TCTC Blue Color Swatch TCTC Blue #007eb3 0, 126, 179 B&W
Akea Blue Color Swatch Akea Blue #0c79c5 12, 121, 197 B&W
AMCE Blue Color Swatch AMCE Blue #128086 18, 128, 16 BL&W
OLEB Blue Color Swatch OLEB Blue #4f71c5 79, 113, 197 B&W

*B is for Black. W is for White. B&W is for Black and White. BL is for Large Text on Black. WL is for Large Text on White.

Accessible Greens

A list of green hues tested for formatting accessible text, headings, and links.

WCAG Accessible Greens
Swatch Name Hex RGB Background*
CRCL Red Medium Color Swatch Babson Green #008557 0, 133, 87 W
Axess Green Color Swatch Axess Green #00855d 0, 133, 93 B&W
Deque Green Color Swatch Deque Green #0e8813 14, 136, 19 B&W
Equal Green Color Swatch Equal Green #238067 35, 128, 103 Bl&W
Oswego Green Color Swatch Oswego Green #338552 51, 133, 82 B&W

*B is for Black. W is for White. B&W is for Black and White. BL is for Large Text on Black. WL is for Large Text on White.

Accessible Reds and Oranges

A list of red and orange hues tested for formatting accessible text, headings, and links.

WCAG Accessible Reds and Oranges
Swatch Name Hex RGB Background*
Moorehead Red Color Swatch Moorehead Red #a6192e 166, 25, 46 B&W
CS Red 1 Color Swatch CS Red 1 #b50000 181, 0, 0 W
Another Orange Red Color Swatch Another Orange Red #c80a00 200, 10, 0 BL&W
Yellow Never Looks Good Color Swatch Yellow Never Looks Good Orange #cf8102 207, 129, 2 B&WL
Oneota Red Color Swatch Oneota Red #d53e42 213, 62, 66 B&W
Oregon Orange Color Swatch Oregon Orange #d73f09 215, 63, 9 B&W
Forgotten Red Color Swatch Forgotten Red #d8151b 216, 21, 27 BL&W
2% / 1% Orange Color Swatch 2% / 1% Orange #db3900 219, 57, 0 B&W
CRCL Red Dark Color Swatch CRCL Red Dark #dd3333 221, 51, 51 B&W
>CRCL Red Medium Color Swatch CRCL Red Medium #dd3535 222, 53, 53 B&W
Perkins Red Color Swatch Perkins Red #eb0051 235, 0, 81 B&W
BC Orange Color Swatch BC Orange #ec1109 236, 17, 9 B&W

*B is for Black. W is for White. B&W is for Black and White. BL is for Large Text on Black. WL is for Large Text on White.