How to Type Colored Text in Minecraft Chat (Works with Command Blocks)

If you want this,(this works for me even without access to commands) you have to have a sign and write §k. Then you can type anything. (Do note if you go to the next line, even though it looks like it is still scramble while you write it, it’s not. The way to fix this is to write §k again or write §r.

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Use in custom language packs[]

Formatting codes can be used to color names and description in language files by using § then any of the numbers/letters displayed above. This is also used in end.txt and credits.txt. An example of this is §dDiamond to make the name of a diamond appear as Diamond.

Since Java Edition 1.16, §r can no longer be used to remove italics from custom translation tags within language files. For example, if the translation tag "item.example.test": "§rTest Item" is applied to the Name display data of a custom item ({display:{Name:{translate:"item.example.test"}}), it still appears as Test Item rather than simply Test Item. This is not true of any other formatting options.

Sample text[]

The following text can be pasted into a Book and Quill (prior to 1.14) to produce what is shown in the picture:

§nMinecraft Formatting§r §00 §11 §22 §33 §44 §55 §66 §77 §88 §99 §aa §bb §cc §dd §ee §ff §rk §kMinecraft §rl §lMinecraft §rm §mMinecraft §rn §nMinecraft §ro §oMinecraft §rr §rMinecraft

In order to get an MOTD colored or formatted, u00A7 must be used instead of §; for example, §5 would be u00A75. The full list of them is listed below. Colors can be used in conjunction with formatting. The formatting must be done after the color.

Given that pack.mcmeta files accept raw JSON text as descriptions, the usage of § can be replaced by text components with different color and style, though using § still works.

Code Official Name MOTD code Note
§0 Black u00A70
§1 Dark Blue u00A71
§2 Dark Green u00A72
§3 Dark Aqua u00A73
§4 Dark Red u00A74
§5 Dark Purple u00A75
§6 Gold u00A76
§7 Gray u00A77
§8 Dark Gray u00A78
§9 Blue u00A79
§a Green u00A7a
§b Aqua u00A7b
§c Red u00A7c
§d Light Purple u00A7d
§e Yellow u00A7e
§f White u00A7f
§k Obfuscated u00A7k
§l Bold u00A7l
§m Strikethrough u00A7m ‌[Java Edition only]
§n Underline u00A7n ‌[Java Edition only]
§o Italic u00A7o
§r Reset u00A7r
New line [a]

Community Q&ASearch

  • Question What are the specific colors that can be used for this? Community Answer As it says in the “Tips” section at the bottom, you can use Red, Green, Blue, White, Yellow, Dark_Red, Dark_Green, Dark_Blue, and Gold.
  • Question How do I type bold, red letters? Community Answer Using some formatting in the command. Here is a command for the big red text: /tellraw @p {“text”:”TEXTHERE”,”bold”:true,”color”:”dark_red”}
  • Question What colors can I use? Community Answer As it says in the “Tips” section at the bottom, you can use red, green, blue, white, yellow, dark red, dark green, dark blue, and gold.
  • Question Can you do additional colors for only one command? Community Answer Yes, but it requires putting a comma between each text line and brackets over the entire thing, for example: /tellraw @a [{“text”:”First Text”,”color”:”First Color”},{“text”:”Second Text”,”color”:”Second Color”}] You can have as many lines as you want.
  • Question How do you get a command block? Community Answer Use /give (Your name) command_block. Dont use the ( )s. Confused still? Use it like this: /give Sarah0017 command_block.
  • Question How do I get mob spawners? Community Answer /give @p minecraft:mob_spawner. Then right click it with a spawn egg to change the mob type. Endermans heads stick out of the cage.
  • Question What should I do if the text is showing up but it is not colored? Community Answer If you have typed the color with any upper case letters, it will not be recognized by the game. The color you have chosen also might not be an available color, so try other colors to see if they work.
  • Question How do I get a mob spawner using command blocks? Using the “give”command? Community Answer Type this: “/give @p minecraft:mob_spawner”. Then right-click it with a spawn egg.
  • Question How do I make two different colors with one command block? Minecraft Apple & MLP Community Answer Since 1.9, it could be in an array. Try this: [{“text”:”Red!”,”color”:”red”},” “,{“text”:”Green!”,”color”:”green”}]
  • Question Dose this work on Mineplex? Minecraft Apple & MLP Community Answer No. Most modded servers have plugins that allow you to format text by doing something such as “&6gold” to color chat. However, for most servers, you need to be a staff member/donor. Just doing /tellraw directly is also not do-able on Mineplex, as you need OP lvl 2 or higher.

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