This template can be used to specify the foreground color of a span of text. Acceptable values are RGB hex codes, e.g. #C9E72A, or any of the web colors: red, blue, green, moccasin, darkorchid, etc. To set the background color of a span of text, use {{background color}}.

Usage change

  • {{color|name of color or hex code of color|Text}}

For example:

  • {{color|red|Hello, world!}} → Hello, world!
  • {{color|#00F000|Hello, world!}} → Hello, world!

If the second parameter is omitted, the color value is displayed as text:

  • {{color|#00F000}} → #00F000
  • {{color|red}} → red

Performance considerations change

The template generates an HTML span tag:

<span style="color:{{{1}}}">{{{2}}}</span>

It runs at speeds in excess of 700 per second, and so is functionally identical to using the HTML markup directly.

Template data change

This is the TemplateData for this template used by TemplateWizard, VisualEditor and other tools. See a monthly parameter usage report for Template:Color in articles based on its TemplateData.

TemplateData for Color

The color template can be used to add a span of text with any given text color

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Color1

CSS name of color or hex code of color, e.g. 'red' or '#00F000'.

Stringrequired
Text2

The string of text to be formatted in the desired color

Stringsuggested

Redirects change

  • {{COLOR}}
  • {{Colored text}}
  • {{Colour}}
  • {{COLOUR}}
  • {{Fgcolor}}

See also change