Bukkit Color Codes & Formatting for Minecraft

Bukkit is a popular API that is widely used in Minecraft servers. It provides a platform for adding your own code to the game, typically in the form of plugins or mods. If you’re relatively new to using Bukkit, you’ll need to know that the color codes are slightly different. You can find the traditional Minecraft color codes on this page.

Bukkit color codes don’t require as much input as vanilla color codes. They’re much simpler to use, and don’t require any weird text symbols! Below you can find all of the available Bukkit colors along with their respective code.

Bukkit Color Codes


Code Color
Dark Blue
Dark Green
Dark Cyan
Dark Red
Dark Purple
Light Gray
Dark Gray
Lime Green



Code Style


These codes can be used in a number of things across your Bukkit server. Commonly they are used to format MOTD messages and welcome messages. They can also be used with any plugins that send messages to your server’s chatbox.

Minecraft Chat Color Codes

Making your text stand out will help your users quickly distinguish what a message is before actually reading it. It’s important to establish a good standard so that your chatbox stays nice and tidy.


Still unsure about how to use these color codes? No problem! Let’s go over a few simple examples to understand the concept.

Look at me, using Bukkit color codes!

&CLooat at me, &2using Bukkit color codes!

Whoa, I can use formatting codes too?

&BWhoa, I can &1&Ouse formatting codes &Mtoo?

The basic idea here is to add the color codes before your message. Everything following the color or formatting code will use that color or format. You can switch codes mid-message by entering the new code.

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