Color::Library - An easy-to-use and comprehensive named-color library

    version 0.021

        use Color::Library;

        # Search for a sea blue color 
        my $seablue = Color::Library->color("seablue");

        # Search for a grey73 in the 'svg' and 'x11' dictionaries only
        my $grey73 = Color::Library->colour([qw/svg x11/] => "grey73");

        # Find a bunch of colors at the same time
        my ($red, $green, $blue) = Color::Library->colors(qw/red green blue/);

        # Fetch the named color "aliceblue" from the SVG dictionary
        my $color = Color::Library->SVG->color("aliceblue");

        # Prints out "aliceblue is #ff08ff"
        print $color->name, "is ", $color, "\n";

        # Get a list of names in the svg dictionary
        my @names = Color::Library->SVG->names;

        # Get a list of colors in the x11 dictionary
        my @colors = Color::Library->dictionary('x11')->colors;

    Color::Library is an easy-to-use and comprehensive named-color
    dictionary. Currently provides coverage for www (svg, html, css) colors,
    x11 colors, and more.

    The following dictionaries are available in this distribution:

        Color::Library::Dictionary::SVG - Colors from the SVG specification
        Color::Library::Dictionary::X11 - Colors for the X11 Window System (rgb.txt)
        Color::Library::Dictionary::HTML - Colors from the HTML 4.0 specification
        Color::Library::Dictionary::IE - Colors recognized by Internet Explorer
        Color::Library::Dictionary::Mozilla - Colors recognized by Mozilla (ColorNames.txt)
        Color::Library::Dictionary::Netscape - Colors recognized by Netscape
        Color::Library::Dictionary::Windows - Colors from the Windows system palette
        Color::Library::Dictionary::VACCC - VisiBone Anglo-Centric Color Code
        Color::Library::Dictionary::NBS_ISCC - Centroids of the NBS/ISCC catalog
        Color::Library::Dictionary::NBS_ISCC::A - Dye Colors
        Color::Library::Dictionary::NBS_ISCC::B - Colour Terminology in Biology
        Color::Library::Dictionary::NBS_ISCC::F - Colors; (for) Ready-Mixed Paints
        Color::Library::Dictionary::NBS_ISCC::H - Horticultural Colour Charts
        Color::Library::Dictionary::NBS_ISCC::M - Dictionary of Color
        Color::Library::Dictionary::NBS_ISCC::P - Plochere Color System
        Color::Library::Dictionary::NBS_ISCC::R - Color Standards and Color Nomenclature
        Color::Library::Dictionary::NBS_ISCC::RC - Rock-Color Chart
        Color::Library::Dictionary::NBS_ISCC::S - Postage-Stamp Color Names
        Color::Library::Dictionary::NBS_ISCC::SC - Soil Color Charts
        Color::Library::Dictionary::NBS_ISCC::TC - Standard Color Card of America

    You can see a list of colors in any of these by reading their perldoc.
    For example:

        perldoc Color::Library::Dictionary::VACCC

    If you have any suggestions for more color dictionaries to integrate,
    contact me.

    $dictionary = Color::Library->dictionary( <dictionary_id> )
        Returns a Color::Library::Dictionary object corresponding to

    @dictionaries = Color::Library->dictionaries
    @dictionaries = Color::Library->dictionaries( <dictionary_id>,
    <dictionary_id>, ... )
    $dictionaries = Color::Library->dictionaries( <dictionary_id>,
    <dictionary_id>, ... )
        In list context, returns a list of Color::Library::Dictionary
        objects (for each <dictionary_id> passed in

        In scalar context, returns a hash of Color::Library::Dictionary
        objects mapping a dictionary id to a dictionary

        When called without arguments, the method will return all

    $color = Color::Library->color( <query> )
        Returns a Color::Library::Color object found via <query>

        A query can be any of the following:

        color name
            A color name is like "blue" or "bleached-almond"

        color title
            A color title is like "Dark Green-Teal"

        color id
            A color id is in the form of <dictionary_id>:<color_name>, for
            example: "x11:azure1"

    color( <query>, <query>, ... )
        In list context, returns a list of Color::Library::Color objects
        corresponding to each <query>

        In scalar context, just returns the first <query>

    color( <dictionaries>, <query>, ... )
        If an array reference is passed as the first argument, then this
        indicates that the array is a list of dictionary ids to search
        through (in order):

            # Search in the svg and x11 dictionaries for a match
            my $blue = Color::Library->color([qw/svg x11/], "blue");
            # Will not find "aquamarine1" in the svg dictionary, so it will try the x11 dictionary
            my $aquamarine1 = Color::Library->color([qw/svg x11/], "aquamarine1");

    $color = Color::Library->colors
    $color = Color::Library->colour
    $color = Color::Library->colours
        All are aliases for the above color method

    This package was inspired by Graphics::ColorNames, and covers much of
    the same ground. However, I found the Graphics::ColorNames interface
    difficult to use. I also wanted to list colors directly in the perldoc,
    which this package does.


    Robert Krimen <>

    This software is copyright (c) 2011 by Robert Krimen.

    This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
    the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.