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ANSI escape codes for styling strings in the terminal


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  • Fix exported style names (#83) 4a26c33




ANSI escape codes for styling strings in the terminal

You probably want the higher-level chalk module for styling your strings.


npm install ansi-styles


import styles from 'ansi-styles'; console.log(`${}Hello world!${}`); // Color conversion between 256/truecolor // NOTE: When converting from truecolor to 256 colors, the original color // may be degraded to fit the new color palette. This means terminals // that do not support 16 million colors will best-match the // original color. console.log(`${styles.color.ansi(styles.rgbToAnsi(199, 20, 250))}Hello World${styles.color.close}`) console.log(`${styles.color.ansi256(styles.rgbToAnsi256(199, 20, 250))}Hello World${styles.color.close}`) console.log(`${styles.color.ansi16m(...styles.hexToRgb('#abcdef'))}Hello World${styles.color.close}`)


open and close

Each style has an open and close property.

modifierNames, foregroundColorNames, backgroundColorNames, and colorNames

All supported style strings are exposed as an array of strings for convenience. colorNames is the combination of foregroundColorNames and backgroundColorNames.

This can be useful if you need to validate input:

import {modifierNames, foregroundColorNames} from 'ansi-styles'; console.log(modifierNames.includes('bold')); //=> true console.log(foregroundColorNames.includes('pink')); //=> false



  • reset
  • bold
  • dim
  • italic (Not widely supported)
  • underline
  • overline Supported on VTE-based terminals, the GNOME terminal, mintty, and Git Bash.
  • inverse
  • hidden
  • strikethrough (Not widely supported)


  • black
  • red
  • green
  • yellow
  • blue
  • magenta
  • cyan
  • white
  • blackBright (alias: gray, grey)
  • redBright
  • greenBright
  • yellowBright
  • blueBright
  • magentaBright
  • cyanBright
  • whiteBright

Background colors

  • bgBlack
  • bgRed
  • bgGreen
  • bgYellow
  • bgBlue
  • bgMagenta
  • bgCyan
  • bgWhite
  • bgBlackBright (alias: bgGray, bgGrey)
  • bgRedBright
  • bgGreenBright
  • bgYellowBright
  • bgBlueBright
  • bgMagentaBright
  • bgCyanBright
  • bgWhiteBright

Advanced usage

By default, you get a map of styles, but the styles are also available as groups. They are non-enumerable so they don't show up unless you access them explicitly. This makes it easier to expose only a subset in a higher-level module.

  • styles.modifier
  • styles.color
  • styles.bgColor
import styles from 'ansi-styles'; console.log(;

Raw escape codes (i.e. without the CSI escape prefix \u001B[ and render mode postfix m) are available under, which returns a Map with the open codes as keys and close codes as values.

import styles from 'ansi-styles'; console.log(; //=> 39

16 / 256 / 16 million (TrueColor) support

ansi-styles allows converting between various color formats and ANSI escapes, with support for 16, 256 and 16 million colors.

The following color spaces are supported:

  • rgb
  • hex
  • ansi256
  • ansi

To use these, call the associated conversion function with the intended output, for example:

import styles from 'ansi-styles'; styles.color.ansi(styles.rgbToAnsi(100, 200, 15)); // RGB to 16 color ansi foreground code styles.bgColor.ansi(styles.hexToAnsi('#C0FFEE')); // HEX to 16 color ansi foreground code styles.color.ansi256(styles.rgbToAnsi256(100, 200, 15)); // RGB to 256 color ansi foreground code styles.bgColor.ansi256(styles.hexToAnsi256('#C0FFEE')); // HEX to 256 color ansi foreground code styles.color.ansi16m(100, 200, 15); // RGB to 16 million color foreground code styles.bgColor.ansi16m(...styles.hexToRgb('#C0FFEE')); // Hex (RGB) to 16 million color foreground code
  • ansi-escapes - ANSI escape codes for manipulating the terminal


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What is ansi-styles?

ANSI escape codes for styling strings in the terminal

Is ansi-styles popular?

The npm package ansi-styles receives a total of 167,290,461 weekly downloads. As such, ansi-styles popularity was classified as popular.

Is ansi-styles well maintained?

We found that ansi-styles demonstrated a healthy version release cadence and project activity because the last version was released less than a year ago.It has 2 open source maintainers collaborating on the project.

Last updated on 12 Oct 2022

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