CPC Palette

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Firmware Number Hardware Number Colour Name R % G % B % Hexadecimal RGB values Colour
0 54h Black 0 0 0 #000000 0/0/0
1 44h (or 50h) Blue 0 0 50 #000080 0/0/128
2 55h Bright Blue 0 0 100 #0000FF 0/0/255
3 5Ch Red 50 0 0 #800000 128/0/0
4 58h Magenta 50 0 50 #800080 128/0/128
5 5Dh Mauve 50 0 100 #8000FF 128/0/255
6 4Ch Bright Red 100 0 0 #FF0000 255/0/0
7 45h (or 48h) Purple 100 0 50 #FF0080 255/0/128
8 4Dh Bright Magenta 100 0 100 #FF00FF 255/0/255
9 56h Green 0 50 0 #008000 0/128/0
10 46h Cyan 0 50 50 #008080 0/128/128
11 57h Sky Blue 0 50 100 #0080FF 0/128/255
12 5Eh Yellow 50 50 0 #808000 128/128/0
13 40h (or 41h) White 50 50 50 #808080 128/128/128
14 5Fh Pastel Blue 50 50 100 #8080FF 128/128/255
15 4Eh Orange 100 50 0 #FF8000 255/128/0
16 47h Pink 100 50 50 #FF8080 255/128/128
17 4Fh Pastel Magenta 100 50 100 #FF80FF 255/128/255
18 52h Bright Green 0 100 0 #00FF00 0/255/0
19 42h (or 51h) Sea Green 0 100 50 #00FF80 0/255/128
20 53h Bright Cyan 0 100 100 #00FFFF 0/255/255
21 5Ah Lime 50 100 0 #80FF00 128/255/0
22 59h Pastel Green 50 100 50 #80FF80 128/255/128
23 5Bh Pastel Cyan 50 100 100 #80FFFF 128/255/255
24 4Ah Bright Yellow 100 100 0 #FFFF00 255/255/0
25 43h (or 49h) Pastel Yellow 100 100 50 #FFFF80 255/255/128
26 4Bh Bright White 100 100 100 #FFFFFF 255/255/255


  • Note : Actually both RGB's 127 (#7F) or 128 (#80) values can be used to generate the CPC palette's half tones on a true colour modern computer.

CPC6128 R,G,B signals (measured by nocash)

The pictures are showing the RGB outputs on a CPC6128 with classic (non-cost-down) mainboard (measured between the monitor connector and R126,R128,R130). Each divider is 100mV in height.

The CPC is connected to the RGB input of a Philips Philetta TV Set (this is important for the test, as the monitor does pull-down the signals, without monitor connected both "max" and "half" signals are around 4.0V, with monitor connected they drop to circa 1.0V and 0.5V, as seen in the pictures).

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Other systems using the same palette

  • The Toshiba PASOPIA 7 is known to feature the same 3-values RGB palette as the Amstrad CPC, its video mdoes are different than Amstrad CPC's ones though.

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