If you need to change the color just a little bit, the color number is in 3 sections, for E6E6FA, that is E6 then E6 then FA, all you need to do is change one of the letters or numbers, like E6E6EA or D6E6FA even a jump of 2 can be C6E6FA, the 3 colors I just did, I will put in the next tables
The numbers of the colors go, 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-A-B-C-D-E-F and the is no others used, so to gray scale the example E6E6FA is as easy as 1st grade counting, watch...
Notice the pattern across the line?
Well to get colors in between its easy. Here is How it works;
330088 330099 3300AA 3300BB 3300CC 3300DD 3300EE 3300FF
Also the same goes for the first 2 #'s and Middle 2 #'s like;
338833 339933 33AA33 33BB33 33CC33 33DD33 33EE33 33FF33
How to use Gray Scales;
Heres how this pattern of Black to grays to white works;
000000 111111 222222 333333 ect... to FFFFFF
000000=black [in between is Grays] FFFFFF=white
Some grays are 797979 and 272727, See how each set of #'s are the same, so C6C6C6 is also gray, see how it works with the 3 sets of numbers?
One Last Lesson;
You like a color but want it darker or lighter (Gray scaled) well this is easy also, all you do is this;
336699is the color you like; to make it darker just subtract 1 from each set of numbers, [33 becomes 22] [66 becomes 55] [99 becomes 88] like; 225588 or darker yet 114477 Lighter goes in the opposite direction, like; 336699 becomes 4477AA or lighter yet, 5588BB or even lighter 6699CC
Gray scaling is the final touch to any page;
Like heres Green 00FF00, (the brightest you can get of green) Gray scale it and you will see what I mean, to gray scale green it goes like this,
007700 006600 005500 004400 003300 002200 001100 000000
Heres the final test if I explained it all right, gray scale the number 27DE8A(Now how do I explain that?)
27DE8A scaled one darker is 16CD79
27=16 from the math (2-1=1, 7-1=6)
DE=CD from the math (D-1=C, E-1=D)
8A=79 from the math (8-1=7, A-1=9)
See I subtracted 1 from each number in each number. You can jump down 4 scales if you want to;
The Math for 47DE8A, remember 0123456789abcdef is all there is in doing the math
47=03 from the math of 4-4=0 and 7-4=3
DE=9A from the math of D-4=9 and E-4=A
8A=46 from the math of 8-4=4 and A-4=6
and the color is 039A46
039A46 is 4 scales darker then #47DE8A since a computer reads single digits, (a is 10) (b is 11) (c is 12) ect.. to F [letters must be used to represent the numbers] I have 023456789abcdef on a piece of paper here so I can count back easy when dealing with the letters and reducing and enlaging them for quick jumps down the scale..
NOTE, before reading below;
The #FF0000 looks Orange Doesnt it? (Its pure Red) Well thats because of the Background Color, Yes Background Color mixes with the Font colors to make its own color, also, take notice how the bold changes color above also; So this color is a combination of the font color #FF0000 plus the BGCOLOR of #FFEBCD
Now heres how the numbers relate to colors;
The first 2 digits are the RED, the middle 2 are the Green, the last 2 are the Blue, when you Hit FF in the code, its as much of that color you can get, (there is no GG or HH ect..) when you hit 00, is smallest amount possible which is none by the way, hence #FF0000 is all red and no green or blue, playing this way is like having a pallet and mixing your own colors, it will drive you nuts if you dont have a starting point, LOL....
Peace and Enjoy!!!