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Minecraft Color Codes

Formatting codes apply color and modifications to the in-game text. It is possible to format text in Minecraft with the section sign (§). The section symbol can be entered into signs, world titles, books, named items, and in the chat in Bedrock Edition. External programs can be used to insert it in other locations. A § symbol followed by a hex digit in the message tells the client to switch colors while displaying text.


ColorChat CodeMOTD CodeDecimalHexadecimal
Dark Red§4u00A7411141120AA0000
Red§cu00A7c16733525FF5555
Gold§6u00A7616755200FFAA00
Yellow§eu00A7e16777045FFFF55
Dark Green§2u00A724352000AA00
Green§au00A7a563592555FF55
Aqua§bu00A7b563609555FFFF
Dark Aqua§3u00A734369000AAAA
Dark Blue§1u00A711700000AA
Blue§9u00A7955925755555FF
Light Purple§du00A7d16733695FF55FF
Dark Purple§5u00A7511141290AA00AA
White§fu00A7f16777215FFFFFF
Gray§7u00A7711184810AAAAAA
Dark Gray§8u00A785592405555555
Black§0u00A7000


Definitions:


  1. Color is the internal name for the color in Minecraft.


  1. Chat Code is the internal code for the chat color in Minecraft.


  1. MOTD Code is the internal code for the "Message Of The Day" color in Minecraft.


  1. Decimal is the decimal value for the color.


  1. Hexadecimal is the hexadecimal value for the color.


Formatting perimeters:


DescriptionChat CodeMOTD Code
Obfuscated§ku00A7k
Bold§lu00A7l
Strikethrough§mu00A7m
Underline§nu00A7n
Italic§ou00A7o
Reset the default color§ru00A7r


Definitions:


  1. Description is the name of the format.


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  1. Chat Code is the internal code for this format in chat.


  1. MOTD Code is the internal code for this format in the "Message Of The Day".


Use of color codes


The § symbol can be used for any text input in Bedrock Version, while it can be used in server.properties, pack.mcmeta, world titles, and server names in Java Edition. In Java Edition, the formatting code is disabled after the color code point if a color code is used after a formatting code. For example, §cX§nY displays as XY, whereas §nX§cY displays as XY. Therefore, when using a color code in parallel with a formatting code, first make sure the color code is used and, when swapping colors, reuse the formatting code.


Hold down the ALT key on your keyboard. Make sure Num Lock is on. Using only the number pad, type 2, then 1 (21). Release ALT and it should type a §.


On Mac, it looks like if you hold Option and type 6, it will type the § sign (Option and 5 for extended U.S. keyboards).


In order to get a MOTD colored or formatted, u00A7 must be used instead of §; for example, §5 would be u00A75. Colors can be used in conjunction with formatting. The formatting must be done after the color. Given that pack.mcmeta files accept raw JSON text as descriptions, the usage of § can be replaced by text components with different colors and styles though using § still works.


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Formatting codes can be used to color names and descriptions in language files by using § then any of the numbers/letters displayed above. This is also used in end.txt and credits.txt. With the use of external tools, such as NBTExplorer, world names can have custom colors and formatting codes. To modify the name, choose the LevelName tag in the world's level.dat. Additionally, the player can rename the world's folder to contain one of the codes. In the world selection menu, the specified color or effect appears.


Trivia


  1. The color codes almost exactly match, in order, the 16 colors available using a Color Graphics Adapter (CGA), as released in 1981.


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FAQs


How do you type in color codes in Minecraft?


Hold down the ALT key on your keyboard. Make sure Num Lock is on. Using only the number pad, type 2, then 1 (21). Release ALT and it should type a §. Follow it by the number of colors from the 16 in the list above.


How do you get colored names in Minecraft?


When embossing a name tag in the anvil preceded the name by the color codes to get the name to feature the color of your liking.


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