Specify your colors by name so you remember what they are !
example: <b style=color:red; note: mouseOver will show you the hex triplet, but Please don't use that.
W3 SVG colornames.
W3 CSS3 colornames.

blackWB
darkSlateGrayWB
darkSlateGreyWB
dimGrayWB
grayWB
grey WB
slateGrayWB
lightSlateGrayWB
darkGrayWB
lightSteelBlueWB
silverWB
lightGreyWB
gainsboroWB
whiteSmokeWB
ghostWhiteWB
whiteWB
200000WB
400000WB
600000WB
maroonWB
darkRedWB
saddleBrownWB
A00000WB
brownWB
siennaWB
rosyBrownWB
tanWB
burlywoodWB
wheatWB
moccasinWB
navajoWhiteWB
blanchedAlmondWB
bisqueWB
papayaWhipWB
antiqueWhiteWB
linenWB
cornsilkWB
BeigeWB
floralWhiteWB
oldLaceWB
seaShellWB
C00000WB
E00000WB
red FF0000WB
orangeRedWB
crimsonWB
deepPink WB
hotPink WB
lightPinkWB
pink WB
fuchsia,
magenta
WB
mediumVioletRedWB
paleVioletRedWB
indianRedWB
darkMagentaWB
purpleWB
darkVioletWB
mediumPurpleWB
slateBlueWB
mediumSlateBlueWB
blueVioletWB
darkOrchidWB
mediumOrchidWB
orchidWB
violetWB
plumWB
thistleWB
lavenderWB
tomatoWB
coralWB
darkOrangeWB
orangeWB
lightSalmonWB
salmonWB
lightCoralWB
peachpuffWB
mistyRoseWB
lavenderBlushWB
snowWB
brownWB
firebrickWB
chocolateWB
peruWB
darkGoldenrodWB
goldenrodWB
darkSalmonWB
sandyBrownWB
goldWB
yellowWB
khakiWB
paleGoldenrodWB
lightGoldenrod
Yellow
WB
lemonChiffonWB
lightYellowWB
ivoryWB
004000WB
darkGreenWB
greenWB
forestGreenWB
seagreenWB
00A000WB
mediumSeagreenWB
00C000WB
limeGreenWB
00E000WB
lime 00FF00WB
springGreenWB
mediumSpring
Green
WB
lawnGreenWB
chartreuseWB
lightGreenWB
paleGreenWB
greenYellowWB
yellowGreenWB
olivedrabWB
darkSeagreenWB
darkOliveGreenWB
oliveWB
darkKhakiWB
honeydewWB
mintCreamWB
midnightBlueWB
indigoWB
navyWB
darkBlueWB
darkSlateBlueWB
mediumBlueWB
blue 0000FFWB
royalBlueWB
steelBlueWB
dodgerBlueWB
cornflowerBlueWB
deepskyblueWB
skyblueWB
lightSkyblueWB
tealWB
darkCyanWB
cadetBlueWB
lightSeagreenWB
mediumAquamarineWB
turquoiseWB
mediumTurquoiseWB
darkTurquoiseWB
aqua, cyanWB
aquamarineWB
lightBlueWB
paleTurquoiseWB
powderBlueWB
aliceBlueWB
lightCyanWB
azureWB

Some colors are listed twice as they blend into multiple places

The"B" is black and the"W" is white so you can see how letters look on top of these colors.

Note that the arrangement is based on MY preference, with colors I feel are visualy simular being located nearby. The intent was that if I was using one color that wasn't quite right by using this chart I might be able to find the name I was looking for. ( I hate using numbers)
Colors good for backgrounds
lightGrey gainsboro whiteSmoke ghostWhite white
thistle lavender pink lightPink
peachpuff mistyRose lavenderBlush snow
blanchedAlmond bisque papayaWhip antiqueWhite linen
cornsilk floralWhite
oldLace seaShell aliceBlue lightCyan
lightBlue powderBlue paleTurquoise honeydew
azure mintCream
khaki paleGoldenrod lightGoldenrodYellow lemonChiffon lightYellow

Additional colors gleaned from Tim Folker's page
BeachWB
BeigeWB
BluegrassWB
BluesteelWB
CaramelWB
ChocolatecaramelWB
BurgundyWB
CranberryWB
DeepskyblueWB
GreenseaWB
IceblueWB
MagnoliaWB
SapphireblueWB
ScarletWB
VermillionWB

2016 Dennis G German
DGerman@Real-World-Systems.com

see also:
convertalot.com/webcolours.html

http://hem.passagen.se/potto/html/browser.htm