# How can I get more colours than the standard xcolor colours? [closed]

I need more colours than the standard colours of the package xcolor. I have also tried the dvipsnames xcolor package but it didn't work. Every time when I tried to highlight a text with color from from the package, like ForestGreen, my text became black. I would like to have a color like in the image. Can anyone please help me?

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• Welcome to TeX.SE! Please show us a short compilable TeX code resulting in your issue! Then we do not have to guess what you are doing ... Nov 25 at 13:25
• Try RGB 0,209,239 Nov 25 at 14:09
• I don't think that the duplicate fits, but the question is clearly much to vage and unclear currently. Some code that shows what doesn't work is needed. Nov 25 at 16:30
• It looks like all he wants, really, is a way to obtain “more colours than the standard colours of the package xcolor”. There are numerous ways to achieve that. Nov 25 at 16:54
• Maybe you’d be interested in packages like xcolor-material, xcolor-solarized, and xkcdcolors? Nov 25 at 17:07

David Carlisle with his package color, which belongs to the graphics-bundle, is one of the forerunners when it comes to colour support in LaTeX. Many other packages build on it.

A starting point in learning about commands for typesetting text in colour might be section "3 Colour" of "Packages in the 'graphics' bundle" by David Carlisle and The LaTeX Project, often referenced as grfguide.pdf. Packages like xcolor, too, bring along the basic commands described there.

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
%\usepackage[dvipsnames,usenames]{color}
\usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor}

\newcommand\PassColors[2][black]{%
\fbox{%
\colorbox{#2}{\textcolor{#1}{%
\vbox to1cm{\vfill\hbox to 2.5cm{\hfill#2\hfill}\vfill}%
}}%
}\hskip.5em%
}%

\begin{document}

\enlargethispage{5mm}

\hrule height 0pt \vskip-4cm

{%
\large
\par\medskip\noindent
This is how you get colored text:
\fboxrule=3\fboxrule
\par\medskip\noindent
\verb|\fcolorbox{blue}{yellow}{\textcolor{red}{Test}}|: \fcolorbox{blue}{yellow}{\textcolor{red}{Test}}
\par\medskip\noindent
\verb|\colorbox{yellow}{\textcolor{red}{Test}}|: \colorbox{yellow}{\textcolor{red}{Test}}
\par\medskip\noindent
\verb|\textcolor{red}{Test}|: \textcolor{red}{Test}
\par\bigskip
}%

{%
\fboxsep=0ex
\fboxrule=2pt
\par\bigskip\noindent
{\large These are the colors provided by the option dvipsnames/according to dvips' color.pro:}
\par\medskip\noindent
\csname@for\endcsname\colors:=%
{{GreenYellow}},{{Yellow}},%
{{Goldenrod}},{{Dandelion}},{{Apricot}},{{Peach}},{{Melon}},{{YellowOrange}},{{Orange}},%
{{BurntOrange}},{{Bittersweet}},{{RedOrange}},{{Mahogany}},{{Maroon}},{{BrickRed}},%
{{Red}},{{OrangeRed}},{{RubineRed}},{{WildStrawberry}},{{Salmon}},{{CarnationPink}},%
{{Magenta}},{{VioletRed}},{{Rhodamine}},{{Mulberry}},{{RedViolet}},{{Fuchsia}},{{Lavender}},%
{{Thistle}},{{Orchid}},{{DarkOrchid}},{{Purple}},{{Plum}},{{Violet}},{{RoyalPurple}},%
{{RoyalBlue}},{{Blue}},{{Cerulean}},{{Cyan}},{{ProcessBlue}},{{SkyBlue}},{{Turquoise}},%
{{TealBlue}},{{Aquamarine}},{{BlueGreen}},{{Emerald}},{{JungleGreen}},{{SeaGreen}},%
{{Green}},{{ForestGreen}},{{PineGreen}},{{LimeGreen}},{{YellowGreen}},{{SpringGreen}},%
{{OliveGreen}},{{RawSienna}},{{Sepia}},{{Brown}},{{Tan}},{{Gray}},{[White]{Black}},{{White}}%
\do{\expandafter\PassColors\colors}%
}%

\par\medskip\noindent
Note that when using the package \textbf{color} instead of the package \textbf{xcolor}, besides the option \textbf{dvipsnames}, after \textbf{dvipsnames} you also need to specify the option \textbf{usenames}.
\par\medskip\noindent
Note that document-classes like \textbf{beamer} and some packages internally load \textbf{xcolor} so that you need to specify options for \textbf{xcolor} already with the directives for loading these document-classes/packages.\\
Otherwise you might get errors about option-clashes and the like where with online-platforms like overleaf you need to view the so-called "raw log" for taking notice. The "raw-log" is the .log-file provided by the LaTeX-compiler itself while the LaTeX-compiler is running and what people asking for .log-file wish to see.

\end{document}

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