Curtis LeMay's Web Workshop

In recent years many designers have begun to add color to their Web pages. This may be appropriate in some situations, particularly when camouflage is called for in order to maintain the element of surprise.

If you must deviate from authorized defaults, we recommend the sacred colors of the Republic -- FF0000 (the honest red of patriot blood), FFFFFF (white for pureness of spirit), and 0000FF (blue as the sky in a little girl's eye). But these things quickly become a matter of aesthetics, which is to say, a debating topic for intellectuals. A good Webmaster is never an intellectual.

Whenever possible stick to plain matte black (000000), the first choice of defense professionals ever since the space age.