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HTML Help: Color Names

I'm trying to code the background color of "grey" into a table, but it doesn't work. When I use red or green it works, but grey doesn't work. I know grey is one of the named colors, so what's up with that?
The trick is, browsers' only recognize official color names. There are 139 of them, and one of them is gray. That's gray with an A, not grey with an E. Change the spelling to the officially recognized color name and you'll have the background color you want.

Here are the official names:

aliceblue antiquewhite aqua
aquamarine azure beige
bisque black blue
blueviolet brown burlywood
cadetblue chartreuse chocolate
coral cornflowerblue cornsilk
crimson cyan darkblue
darkcyan darkgoldenrod darkgray
darkgreen darkkhaki darkmagenta
darkolivegreen darkorange darkorchid
darkred darksalmon darkseagreen
darkslateblue darkslategray darkturquoise
darkviolet deeppink mediumturquoise
deepskyblue dimgray dodgerblue
firebrick floralwhite forestgreen
fuchsia gainsboro ghostwhite
gold goldenrod gray
green greenyellow honeydew
hotpink indianred indigo
ivory khaki lavender
lavenderblush lawngreen lemonchiffon
lightblue lightcoral lightcyan
lightgreen lightgrey lightpink
lightsalmon lightseagreen lightskyblue
lightslategray lightsteelblue lightyellow
lime limegreen linen
magenta maroon mediumblue
midnightblue mintcream mistyrose
moccasin navajowhite navy
oldlace olive olivedrab
orange orangered orchid
palegoldenrod palegreen paleturquoise
palevioletred papayawhip peachpuff
peru pink plum
powderblue purple red
rosybrown royalblue saddlebrown
salmon sandybrown seagreen
seashell sienna silver
skyblue slateblue slategray
snow springgreen steelblue
tan teal thistle
tomato turquoise violet
wheat white whitesmoke
yellow yellowgreen lightgoldenrodyellow
mediumaquamarine mediumorchid mediumpurple
mediumseagreen mediumslateblue mediumspringgreen
mediumvioletred Smile friend, it looks good on you!

Note that some colors may appear the same because of your computer hardware or settings, or even because your eyeballs may not be able to see the subtle differences between some colors. Or you could be color blind. Or maybe someone has their hands over your eyes. Or you might be wearing sunglasses in the dark—wow, you're cool.

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HTML Help about Color Names

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