Template:Colorswatch

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This box shows the color blue.
 

This template puts a colored box on the right side of the page under the caption "This box show the color ..." See the example to the right.

There are two ways to use this template. You can use the template either with or without a special code.

Without a code[change | change source]

This box shows the color red.
 

Some colors don't need any special code.

For example, if you type this on the page,

{{colorswatch|red}}

you will get a red box like the one to the right.

With a code[change | change source]

This box shows the color amber.
 

Other colors do need a special code. The code that this template uses is called a "hex triplet".

A hex triplet is a six-digit, three-byte hexadecimal number used in HTML, CSS, and other computing applications, to represent colors.

First write the name of the color. Next write the hex triplet (you don't need to write "#").

For example, if you type this on the page,

{{colorswatch|amber|FFBF00}}

you will get an amber box like the one to the right.

Commonwealth English version[change | change source]

This box shows the colour green.
 

If the page is written in Commonwealth (British) English, please use {{colourswatch}}. This is the Commonwealth English version of the template. You can use it in exactly the same way as this one.

For example, if you type this on the page,

{{colourswatch|green}}

you will get an green box like the one to the right. Notice how color is spelled colour.