What Are The Minecraft Color Codes?

Minecraft Color Codes

Minecraft Color Codes and their uses have been listed and explained in this article; as you will also learn how and when to use them.

If you in dare need to change the colour of the text in the chat in Minecraft, you need to use colour codes. There are two types of Minecraft colour codes: vanilla colour codes and bukkit colour codes. Vanilla colour codes work on single-player and vanilla Minecraft servers and will differ when you use them in chat in your post of the day.

Bukkit colour codes work on public servers like BreakdownCraft, Hypixel, etc. and all other major servers. They also work on any server hosted by Bukkit or one of its forks like Spigot, Paper, Taco or any other variant of the Bukkit server. Here are the different types of Minecraft colour codes!

Minecraft Color Codes
Minecraft Color Codes

How to use Minecraft Color Codes

A list of Minecraft colour codes and styles is great, but only if you know how to use them.

To use the Minecraft colour and style codes in this guide, you will need to find the § symbol on your version of Bedrock Edition, whether you are running Windows 10 PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch or Pocket Edition for mobile Use devices.

The § symbol is on your digital keyboard, but it will be in different places depending on the device you are playing on. For example, on iOS devices, this can be found by holding down the “&” key and then selecting the icon. For Android, it’s located above “ABC” on the numeric keypad.

On the PC, hold down Alt, followed by the numeric keypads 0, 1, 6, and 7, and then release them.

In short, to use Minecraft colour and style codes you need to use § followed by a code. There is a chat code, a message of the day (MOTD), and hexadecimal and decimal codes to experiment with.

Where to use the colour codes

These colour codes can be used in:

Minecraft world names in colours (both Bedrock and Java)
Just paste the colour code into Bedrock. In Java, you have to use external software like McEdit or NBTedit.
Coloured signs (Bedrock Edition only, use JSON format for Minecraft Java)
Colour title, Tellraw, through the appropriate command. (Bedrock Edition only, for Minecraft Java, use JSON format)
Colour books
Also, in Minecraft Java, you have to use external software like McEdit or NBTedit to insert the colour code.
If the § symbol can’t be seen on your keyboard, copy and paste it.

Colour codes for cones, bukkit, Minecraft paper

  • Dark Red: &4
  • Red: &c
  • Gold: &6
  • Yellow: &e
  • Dark Green: &2
  • Green: &a
  • Dark Aqua: &3
  • Aqua: &b
  • Dark Blue: &1
  • Blue: &9
  • Light Purple: &d
  • Dark Purple: &5
  • White: &f
  • Gray: &7
  • Dark Gray: &8
  • Black: &0
  • Bold: &l
  • Italics: &o
  • Underline: &n
  • Strikethrough: &m

The above colour codes work on Bukkit servers and Bukkit forks for everything from chat formatting to plugin messages, holograms to anything used on a Bukkit server.

These colour codes are used. Even on BungeeCord servers, the message of the day is changed with these colour codes. Be sure that servers running Bukkit and its forks will need to use the MOTD format below to change the colours of the message that will appear on the multiplayer screen when your server is added.

Chat Color Codes for Vanilla Minecraft

  • Dark Red: §4
  • Red: §c
  • Gold: §6
  • Yellow: §e
  • Dark Green: §2
  • Green: §a
  • Dark Aqua: §3
  • Aqua: §b
  • Dark Blue: §1
  • Blue: §9
  • Light Purple: §d
  • Dark Purple: §5
  • White: §f
  • Gray: §7
  • Dark Gray: §8
  • Black: §0
  • Bold: §l
  • Italics: §o
  • Underline: §n
  • Strikethrough: §m

On a vanilla Minecraft server, which is essentially an unchanged server and not hosted by Bukkit or any of its forks, you can format the chart using the colour codes above. The Message of the Days (MOTD) is formatted using a different colour-coded format, which you can find below.

Minecraft Color Codes Message of the Day (MOTD)

  • Dark Red: \u00A74
  • Red: \u00A7c
  • Gold: \u00A76
  • Yellow: \u00A7e
  • Dark Green: \u00A72
  • Green: \u00A7a
  • Dark Aqua: \u00A73
  • Aqua: \u00A7b
  • Dark Blue: \u00A71
  • Blue: \u00A79
  • Light Purple: \u00A7d
  • Dark Purple: \u00A75
  • White: \u00A7f
  • Gray: \u00A77
  • Dark Gray: \u00A78
  • Black: \u00A70
  • Bold: \u00A7l
  • Italics: \u00A7o
  • Underline: \u00A7n
  • Strikethrough: \u00A7m

The above codes are only used when the Message of the Day (MOTD) is being changed on a Minecraft server which is not behind a BungeeCord network. When you work with BungeeCord, Bukkit colour codes are used.

Minecraft Color HEX Codes

  • Dark Red: #AA0000
  • Red: #FF5555
  • Gold: #FFAA00
  • Yellow: #FFFF55
  • Dark Green: #00AA00
  • Green: #55FF55
  • Dark Aqua: #00AAAA
  • Aqua: #55FFFF
  • Dark Blue: #0000AA
  • Blue: #5555FF
  • Light Purple: #FF55FF
  • Dark Purple: #AA00AA
  • White: #FFFFFF
  • Gray: #AAAAAA
  • Dark Gray: #555555
  • Black: #000000

Although you won’t use them in Minecraft, I thought that including the HEX codes for Minecraft colours might be helpful for developers and designers who otherwise might not be able to find them easily.

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