Minecraft Color Codes

Dive into our extensive guide on Minecraft Color Codes and Minecraft Formatting Codes, including chat, MOTD, and HEX values.

Minecraft, a popular sandbox game, allows players to express their creativity in various ways, including customizing their in-game text colors using Minecraft color codes. These color codes enable players to personalize their in-game chat messages, message of the day (MOTD), server descriptions, and even item names.

This guide will provide an in-depth understanding of Minecraft color codes, their applications, and a comprehensive chart for easy reference. Additionally, you'll discover helpful tips and tricks, along with answers to frequently asked questions to enhance your Minecraft experience.

As you explore the world of Minecraft color codes, you'll learn how to use them effectively to create unique and engaging in-game experiences.

The possibilities are endless, from applying different color codes to your chat messages to transforming your server's MOTD. Dive into the fascinating world of Minecraft color codes and unlock your creative potential.

How to Use Minecraft Color Codes?

By using Minecraft color codes and formatting codes, you can enhance your in-game experience and create a more personalized and vibrant environment for yourself and other players.

Chat Colors

Chat colors in Minecraft allow players to personalize their in-game chat messages by changing the text color, creating a more engaging experience.

To use chat colors, enter the color code preceded by the § symbol (section sign), followed by your message text. For example, to send a red chat message, you would type §4Hello, world! Keep in mind that some servers might have chat colors disabled, in which case the color codes won't work.

MOTD Colors

MOTD, or Message of the Day, is a customizable server description displayed to players when they browse server lists. Adding color to your server's MOTD can make it stand out and attract more players.

To use color codes in your MOTD, include the § symbol followed by the appropriate code in the server.properties file. For instance, to set your MOTD to green, you would write §2Welcome to our server! Please note that MOTD color codes are different from chat color codes.

HEX Colors

HEX colors are six-digit codes representing colors in a hexadecimal format. In Minecraft, you can use HEX colors to customize item names and lores on signs, banners, and books, among other things.

To use HEX colors, insert the § symbol followed by an x and the six-digit HEX code. For example, to write Welcome in blue, you would enter §x0000FFWelcome on a sign or in a book.

Formatting Codes

In addition to color codes, Minecraft also has formatting codes that allow you to apply various text styles, such as bold, italic, strikethrough, and underline.

To use formatting codes, enter the § symbol followed by the respective code before the text you want to format. For example, to make your chat message bold, type §lHello, world! Remember that formatting codes can be combined with color codes for more customization options.

Minecraft Color Codes

Below is a concise chart that includes color codes used in Minecraft. Refer to this chart to find the appropriate color code for your in-game customizations.

Black (black)§0\u00A70000000
Dark Blue (dark_blue)§1\u00A710000AA
Dark Green (dark_green)§2\u00A7200AA00
Dark Aqua (dark_aqua)§3\u00A7300AAAA
Dark Red (dark_red)§4\u00A74AA0000
Dark Purple (dark_purple)§5\u00A75AA00AA
Gold (gold)§6\u00A76FFAA00
Gray (gray)§7\u00A77AAAAAA
Dark Gray (dark_gray)§8\u00A78555555
Blue (blue)§9\u00A795555FF
Green (green)§a\u00A7a55FF55
Aqua (aqua)§b\u00A7b55FFFF
Red (red)§c\u00A7cFF5555
Light Purple (light_purple)§d\u00A7dFF55FF
Yellow (yellow)§e\u00A7eFFFF55
White (white)§f\u00A7fFFFFFF
  • COLOR: The name of the color as it appears in everyday language.

  • NAME (minecraft_name): The color's name as recognized within Minecraft's code.

  • CHAT CODE: The code used to apply a specific color to your in-game chat messages. Precede the code with the § symbol.

  • MOTD CODE: The code used to apply a specific color to your server's message of the day. Precede the code with the § symbol.

  • HEX CODE: The six-digit hexadecimal code representing the color, which can be used in item names, lores, signs, banners, and books.

Minecraft Formatting Codes

Minecraft formatting codes are special codes that can be used in chat, signs, books, and the message of the day (MOTD) to change the appearance of the text. Here are some of the most commonly used formatting codes in Minecraft:

  • Chat Code: Refers to the internal code used for formatting text in the chat.

  • Description: Refers to the name of the formatting style.

  • MOTD Code: Refers to the internal code used for formatting the message displayed when a player logs onto the server.

  • Bedrock: Indicates compatibility with the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft.

  • Java: TIndicates compatibility with the Java Edition of Minecraft.

Tips and Tricks for Using Minecraft Color Codes

Using the tips and tricks below, you can customize your Minecraft experience effectively, create eye-catching chat messages, and enjoy a more engaging and personalized in-game environment.

Combining color codes

You can combine multiple color and formatting codes to create unique text styles in Minecraft. To do this, enter the desired codes one after the other before the text.

For example, to make bold, italic, and red text, type §4§l§oHello, world! The order of the codes does not matter, but it's essential to include the § symbol before each code.

Resetting color codes

To reset your text to the default color and formatting, use the §r code. This is particularly useful when combining multiple color and formatting codes and wanting to return to the default style.

For example, if you want to display red text followed by default-colored text, type §4Hello, §rworld! The world! code part will appear in the default color.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

  • Ensure you use the correct color code for the intended purpose (Chat, MOTD, or HEX).

  • Some servers may have chat colors and formatting disabled. In such cases, the color codes won't work, and you'll need to contact the server administrator.

  • Minecraft Bedrock Edition does not support color codes in chat; these codes are primarily for Java Edition.

  • The § symbol might not appear on some devices or keyboards. On Windows, you can use the ALT + 0167 to type the § symbol. On macOS, press Option + 6.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I use color codes in the chat?

To use color codes in the chat, enter the code before the text you want to colorize. For example, to make your text red, type &4 before the text. You can find a list of color codes online or by typing /help colors in the chat.

2. How do I change the color of my MOTD?

To change the color of your MOTD (Message of the Day), you will need to use the color codes. Type the code before the text you want to colorize. Remember to keep the message short and sweet, as the MOTD has a character limit.

3. Can I use color codes on signs and books?

Yes, you can use color codes on signs and books. To use color codes on a sign, type the code before the text on the line you want to colorize. To use color codes on a book, you must use an external tool, such as an editor, to input the codes.

4. What is the difference between chat codes and MOTD codes?

The difference between chat codes and MOTD codes is that chat codes only affect the text in the chat box, while MOTD codes affect the message displayed when a player logs onto the server. Chat codes are also limited to a single line of text, while MOTD codes can display a longer message.