Using colors that are consistent between different browsers and operating systems can be quite a challenge. We’re working on a new north Georgia web design this week and really struggling to find the right shade of green. What looks good on one monitor is just a little off on another one.
A good idea when discussing colors is to work off the same sheet of music…or color in this case. A great place to start is Wikipedia’s web color page – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_colors.
Here’s the list of “X11 colors” from the CSS3 specification. While you may notice a slight difference in color between some systems, these work great for most designs.