Colors in HTML

It is in the BODY tag that you can set the background and colors for the entire page.

BACKGROUND = "filename" for a tiled picture in the background Or you can set the background to a solid color:BGCOLOR = color 
Other options to set in the BODY tag:
ALINK = color Activated link
VLINK = color Visited links
LINK= color Plain, unvisited links
TEXT=color All ordinary text
Example:
<body background=star.gif  link=blue vlink=red alink=yellow text=white> now the entire page shows up with the star picture tiled in the background; blue links, white text, a yellow activated link (when you click but before letting go of the mouse button) and red visited links.
The 16 standard color names are: aqua, gray, navy, silver, black, green, olive, teal, blue, lime, purple, white, fuchsia, maroon, red and yellow (there are 256 standard extended color names.)
Hexadecimal colors:
Color codes = red - green - blue #FF0000 = red
#00FF00 = green
#0000FF = blue
#000000 = black (no light, no color)
#FFFFFF = white (all light, all color)
Example:
<body bgcolor=#000000 link=#0000FF vlink=#FF0000 alink=#FFFF00 text=#FFFFFF>

Font colors:
You can add spot color to text with the font tag. You can set colors with color names or hexadecimal settings. Note that the font tag stays on until it is turned off, but does not effect links.

Example:
This line is the default text color for the page but this word is <font color=red> RED </font> and these words are <font color=#00FF00> ALL IN GREEN </font>

This is the OLD way of doing colors, the correct and current way is to use a style sheet instead!