Web Color Families

Have you ever needed to compose colors for web or other digital media?  One of the most useful online tools I've found is the VisiBone Webmaster's Color Lab.  But sometimes you just need a quick reference, to say, “What color is that?”  Or, “How do I make such-and-such a color?”  The chart below shows the main color families, and the RGB pattern that forms each color group.

Description Pattern Swatches
Red r > ( g = b )
Orange r > g > b
Yellow ( r = g ) > b
Spring g > r > b
Green g > ( r = b )
Teal g > b > r
Cyan ( g = b ) > r
Azure b > g > r
Blue b > ( r = g )
Violet b > r > g
Magenta ( r = b ) > g
Pink r > b > g
Gray r = g = b

Or here's another way of looking at it:

color chart

How long will you simple ones love your simple ways?
How long will mockers delight in mockery
and fools hate knowledge?
If you had responded to my rebuke,
I would have poured out my heart to you
and made known my thoughts to you.
— Proverbs 1:20-33