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Colors

Primary colorsTypography and iconography colorsBackground colorsStatus and state colorsShadowsContrast ratiosColor palette

Primary colors

PatternFly blue

Primary colors are the colors displayed most frequently across your application screens and components. Our primary colors are used within a variety of components and are typically applied to default or active states and hover states.
--pf-global--primary-color--100
--pf-global--primary-color--200
PatternFly blue colors

Typography and iconography colors

Text and icons

Typography and iconography colors are extremely similar because they can both be used in the same context, such as a link button. We have multiple shades of text colors on light and dark backgrounds so that you can emphasize hierarchy.
--pf-global--Color--100
--pf-global--Color--200
--pf-global--link--Color
PatternFly typography colors

Background colors

Background colors are used throughout components and can be used for certain screens depending on the use case. The light colors can be interchangeable for full-screen backgrounds. The dark background colors are strictly used within components.
--pf-global--BackgroundColor--200
--pf-global--BackgroundColor--100
--pf-global--BackgroundColor--dark-100
--pf-global--BackgroundColor--dark-200
--pf-global--BackgroundColor--dark-300
--pf-global--BackgroundColor--dark-400
PatternFly background colors

Status and state colors

Status and state colors are important when communicating data and action aspects through the UI with the user. Our status colors cover a variety of statuses including default, danger, success, information, and warning.
PatternFly status colors

Danger

--pf-global--danger-color--300
--pf-global--danger-color--200
--pf-global--danger-color--100

Default

--pf-global--default-color--300
--pf-global--default-color--200
--pf-global--default-color--100

Info

--pf-global--info-color--200
--pf-global--info-color--100

Success

--pf-global--success-color--200
--pf-global--success-color--100

Warning

--pf-global--warning-color--200
--pf-global--warning-color--100

Disabled

--pf-global--disabled-color--100
--pf-global--disabled-color--200
--pf-global--disabled-color--300

Shadows

Shadows provide specifics about depth, direction of movement, and surface edges. Depending on the surface’s elevation and relationships to other surfaces, the type of shadow will change.
--pf-global--BoxShadow--lg
--pf-global--BoxShadow--md
--pf-global--BoxShadow--sm
PatternFly shadows

Contrast ratios

Level AA in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 requires a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 for normal text and 3:1 for large text, and a contrast ratio of at least 3:1 for graphics and user interface components (such as form input borders).

Check color contrast between background color and text color using a WCAG AA-compliance tool.

Make sure that, on hover, link texts provides ample contrast from both background color and from the default state of link text.


Color palette

Our palettes are created as a system designed to reinforce application content and workflows. Bright colors are reserved for specific interactions such as reinforcing status and are used sparingly. Our palettes are simple and consolidated to allow them to be easily deployed and versatile for any situation.

Grey family

white
#FFFFFF
black-100
#FAFAFA
black-150
#F5F5F5
black-200
#F0F0F0
black-300
#D2D2D2
black-400
#B8BBBE
black-500
#8A8D90
black-600
#6A6E73
black-700
#4F5255
black-800
#3C3F42
black-850
#212427
black-900
#151515
black-1000
#030303

Blue family

blue-50
#E7F1FA
blue-100
#BEE1F4
blue-200
#73BCF7
blue-300
#2B9AF3
blue-400
#0066CC
blue-500
#004080
blue-600
#002952
blue-700
#001223

Shadows

box shadow sm
box shadow md
box shadow lg

Green family

green-50
#F3FAF2
green-100
#BDE5B8
green-200
#95D58E
green-300
#6EC664
green-400
#5BA352
green-500
#3E8635
green-600
#1E4F18
green-700
#0F280D

Cyan family

cyan-50
#F2F9F9
cyan-100
#A2D9D9
cyan-200
#73C5C5
cyan-300
#009596
cyan-400
#005F60
cyan-500
#003737
cyan-600
#002323
cyan-700
#000F0F

Purple family

purple-50
#F2F0FC
purple-100
#CBC1FF
purple-200
#B2A3FF
purple-300
#A18FFF
purple-400
#8476D1
purple-500
#6753AC
purple-600
#40199A
purple-700
#1F0066

Light blue family

light-blue-100
#BEEDF9
light-blue-200
#7CDBF3
light-blue-300
#35CAED
light-blue-400
#00B9E4
light-blue-500
#008BAD
light-blue-600
#005C73
light-blue-700
#002D39

Gold family

gold-50
#FDF7E7
gold-100
#F9E0A2
gold-200
#F6D173
gold-300
#F4C145
gold-400
#F0AB00
gold-500
#C58C00
gold-600
#795600
gold-700
#3D2C00

Light green family

light-green-100
#E4F5BC
light-green-200
#C8EB79
light-green-300
#ACE12E
light-green-400
#92D400
light-green-500
#6CA100
light-green-600
#486B00
light-green-700
#253600

Orange family

orange-100
#F4B678
orange-200
#EF9234
orange-300
#EC7A08
orange-400
#C46100
orange-500
#8F4700
orange-600
#773D00
orange-700
#3B1F00

Red family

red-50
#FAEAE8
red-100
#C9190B
red-200
#A30000
red-300
#7D1007
red-400
#470000
red-500
#2C0000