Installation guide#

The 1.13 version of webcolors is officially tested and supported on the following versions of Python:

  • Python 3.7

  • Python 3.8

  • Python 3.9

  • Python 3.10

  • Python 3.11

Installing webcolors#

To install webcolors, run the following command from a command prompt/terminal:

python -m pip install webcolors
py -m pip install webcolors

This will use pip, the standard Python package-installation tool. If you are using a supported version of Python, your installation of Python should have come with pip bundled. If pip does not appear to be present, you can try running the following from a command prompt/terminal:

python -m ensurepip --upgrade
py -m ensurepip --upgrade

Instructions are also available for how to obtain and manually install or upgrade pip.

If you don’t already have a supported version of Django installed, using pip to install webcolors will also install the latest supported version of Django.

Installing from a source checkout#

If you want to work on webcolors, you can obtain a source checkout.

The development repository for webcolors is at <>. If you have git installed, you can obtain a copy of the repository by typing:

git clone

From there, you can use git commands to check out the specific revision you want, and perform an “editable” install (allowing you to change code as you work on it) by typing:

python -m pip install -e .
py -m pip install -e .