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Minecraft Color Codes

Formatting Codes


Color Codes are often referered to as Formatting codes. But they of course mean the same thing.
The codes that we use to add color to text inside Minecraft. All Color codes in Minecraft are supposed to be prefixed with the section sign.
If you're unsure how to create a section sign, if you're on Microsoft Windows try the key combination "Alt + Num2 + Num1."

Use in configuration files


The use of color codes is often done in the configuration files of the server, namely in the server.properties file.
An example use case would be changing the colors of your MOTD. When doing this though, pay special attention to the fact that your system will not recognize your section sign unless you note it down as \u00A7.
Meaning if you wanted to color "Hello" Purple you'd write"\u00A75Hello" (Prefix, Color code 5 and the text Hello)
Colors can be used together with Formatting codes, provided that the formatting is done after the color code.

The color table


Code: §5
MOTD Code: \u00A75
Hex Code: #AA00AA
Code: §d
MOTD Code: \u00A7d
Hex Code: #FF55FF
Code: §4
MOTD Code: \u00A74
Hex Code: #AA0000
Code: §c
MOTD Code: \u00A7c
Hex Code: #FF5555
Code: §6
MOTD Code: \u00A76
Hex Code: #FFAA00
Code: §e
MOTD Code: \u00A7e
Hex Code: #FFFF55
Code: §2
MOTD Code: \u00A72
Hex Code: #00AA00
Code: §a
MOTD Code: \u00A7a
Hex Code: #55FF55
Code: §3
MOTD Code: \u00A73
Hex Code: #00AAAA
Code: §b
MOTD Code: \u00A7b
Hex Code: #55FFFF
Code: §1
MOTD Code: \u00A71
Hex Code: #0000AA
Code: §9
MOTD Code: \u00A79
Hex Code: #5555FF
Code: §0
MOTD Code: \u00A70
Hex Code: #000000
Code: §8
MOTD Code: \u00A78
Hex Code: #555555
Code: §7
MOTD Code: \u00A77
Hex Code: #AAAAAA
Code: §f
MOTD Code: \u00A7f
Hex Code: #FFFFFF
Code: §L
MOTD Code: \u00A7L
Bold
Code: §o
MOTD Code: \u00A7o
Italics
Code: §n
MOTD Code: \u00A7n
Underlined
Code: §m
MOTD Code: \u00A7m
Strikethrough
Code: §R
MOTD Code: \u00A7R
RESET all colors before this
Code: §k
MOTD Code: \u00A7k
Obfuscated
Minecraft Text can be changed with the (§) symbol. The table above helps you remember all the color/formatting codes required for Minecraft. Remember, if you're trying to use this code in your message of the day, prefix it with '§'.