xkcdcolors for LaTeX
Afterward, he processed the data and sorted the names for each color by popularity — that means, how many people gave the same name to the same color (no guidance here! Read the post linked above for details).
He obtained a nice list of around 950 color names. It's not at all surprising that a lot of people forged
CloudyBlue, but some color is really surprising, like for example
If you have already installed the package in your TeX distribution, use
texdoc xkcdcolors; it should show you the manual of the installed version of the package.
To search for a color in a fast way, at least on Unix or on a compatible
bash shell, you can use the following command:
[romano:~] % grep -i duck $(kpsewhich xkcdcolors.sty)
A very interesting link about "ordering" the 900+ colors here is this one on Wolfram Community; well worth a look.
The source is hosted on GitHub. If you clone the repository, you can use
to install the package on your local TEXMF tree.
Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (229.0k).
xkcdcolors – xkcd names of colors
Afterward, he processed the data and sorted the names for each color by popularity — that means, how many people gave the same name to the same color.
This package makes the collected color names usable with LaTeX.
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|2019–2023 Romano Giannetti
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