14,000+ color names! Just type in a hex code

Smashing Magazine‘s Smashing Newsletter Issue #190 has this gem: more than 14,000 color names, accessible by entering a 6-digit hex code. Some examples below. Click on “quick! Find one of 14’000 color names!” to get the HTML, CSS, and JS code (see below).

What comes to your mind when you hear terms like “Bright Nori”, “Paw Print” or “Waffle Cone”? If you’re thinking of colors, well, good guess! Actually, these are only three of the 14,874 unique color names in the massive color dictionary that David Aerne brought to life. 

Color Names

The aim of the project is to create as large a list as possible of unique color names. And, well with almost 15,000 color names featured, the undertaking definitely was successful. The names are merged from various sources and handpicked from thousands of user submissions. You can enter a hex value to find the name for it, indulge in the entire list, or, if you’re feeling creative, submit your own color name. Color inspiration at its finest.

CodePen: 14,000+ color names. Funky Frog #90bd35 Plus HTML, CSS, and JS code

CodePen: 14,000+ color names. Brilliant Azure #4499ff

CodePen: 14,000+ color names. Cheese Please #ff9911

CodePen: 14,000+ color names. Lt Salmon Pink #ff9999

CodePen: 14,000+ color names. Nataneyu Gold #a37e1c

CodePen: 14,000+ color names. Sizzling Red #fe2e52

CodePen: 14,000+ color names. Vida Loca #449911

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