How To Make Colored Text In Discord

You can change the color of the text in Discord. Even though this platform has plenty of features, one thing it doesn’t have is colorful and vibrant text color. It has no built-in mechanics or color commands that let you change the color of the text. Instead, you will have to use a different method to get the same results. 

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Discord uses JavaScript for its interface. The Discord interface doesn’t have the feature to color your text, but the JavaScript and the library called Highlight.js does. If you type in certain types of snippets of code, you can change the text color. And everyone in the Discord chat will see it. 

To do that, you have to type in the exact codes. You can’t select a color, but you can create a code block. Target that code block toward one syntax highlighting profile in the library. You can use this to your advantage and wrap the text as you see fit. 

But, don’t worry about remembering all these codes. You can simply copy-paste them in notepad to use them later. To change the color of the text, you will need to use both the markdown and the Highlight.js. The first one is for text formatting and the second is for code block highlighting. 

It may sound complicated at first, but you will quickly get the hang of it. To clear things up, we will start with a simple example. Let’s say you want to write a text in bold. 

Type this into your Discord chat. See the screenshot below. 

As you can see, the words “bolded text” are in bold. That’s because the two stars before and after the text are the code for making the text bold. That’s what you need. You only type the code in the Discord chat, and the system will automatically recognize the code and change the color of the text. 

Codes for Changing Text Color

Now for the coloring part, this is where it gets really fun. Every color has a specific code. If you have a blocked text (“`) and follow it with the right “scriptname”, Discord will identify specific colors and color the text itself. 

Teal Color

Here is the first example. Coloring your text in teal. To do that, you will have to type in the following code. See the screenshot below. If you type in the code, the text will change color. Except if you add a pound sign (#), then the text will grey out. See the second part of the text line in the screenshot. 

Orange Color

 To make the text orange, you have to type in the following code. If you want to combine it with teal, or any other color, you will have to type in the code for orange color and follow it with an equal sign (=). After the equal sign, type in another code for color and your text will have two colors. See the example below. 

Grey, Green and Red Color

The following code makes the text look grey. If you want to change it to red, you will have to add a minus sign (-) to the line. If you want it to look green, add a plus sign (+).  Like in the example below. 

Green and Blue

The following block makes your text blue and green. The normal text will appear green except for the numbers. While the text after the dot (.) and pound sign (#) will be blue. Like in the example below. 


Now you know how to change the color of your text in Discord. The more you experiment with it, the cooler the text will look. So, give it a try.