Published: Fri 30 Oct 2020

A List of Every Named-CSS Colour

I created a small page to display every named-css colour (or color, depending on your flavour (or flavor!) of English)!)

Every CSS Colour

Bahamas10 has a very handy list of each named-css colour in JSON format.

With a small amount of JavaScript, you can grab that list, and interrogate it to display the name and hex code of each item, like so:

const baseURL = '';
const list = document.querySelector('.colour-list');
const input = document.querySelector('.colour-search__input');

  .then(resp => resp.json())
  .then(data => {
    Object.keys(data).forEach(datum => {
      listItem = document.createElement('li');
      listItem.innerHTML = `
        <div class="list-item__panel" style="background-color: ${data[datum]}">
          <span class="list-item__name">${datum}</span>
        <div class="list-item__hex">${data[datum]}</div>
    const listOfColours = document.querySelectorAll('.list-item');

    function handleInputChange() {
      let inputValue = input.value.toLowerCase();
      listOfColours.forEach(listOfColour => {
        if (!listOfColour.innerText.toLowerCase().includes(inputValue)) {
 = 'none';
        } else {
 = 'flex';
    input.addEventListener('input', handleInputChange);

And then pop that inside some HTML that looks like this:

<div class="colour-search">
  <label class="colour-search__label" for="search">Search by colour name or hex code</label>
  <input class="colour-search__input" placeholder="Start typing" type="text" id="search">

<ul class="colour-list"></ul>

Which will then give you a nice input selector to search for any colour by name or hex code.

You can view the page here or checkout the code on GitHub. Enjoy.


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