When should I use named colors vs hexadecimal colors vs rgb colors?
This decision is mostly based on personal preference. A few tips to help you decide:
Named colors (example:
gold, etc) only have 140 colors to choose from, although the names may be easier to remember than strings of numbers or characters.
- Hexadecimal and rgb colors make it easier to get the specific/exact color you want (as they have ~16.7 million color choices).
- Hexadecimal colors are more compact than rgb colors and may be easier to copy from various color palette programs i.e. copying one number vs three numbers.