How to write colorful on Minecraft Java Edition, Bedrock, Pocket Edition and Xbox

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By default, the text in Minecraft is black. It is visible on oak or birch signs, but can become difficult to read when placed on a dark oak base. If you are wondering how to write colorful in Minecraft, we are here to help.


In this guide we will explain how to change the color of the texts on Minecraft Java Edition, Bedrock, Pocket Edition and Xbox. In addition, we will share the color codes and provide instructions on how to find the “§” symbol on your device's keyboard.



How to write colorful on Minecraft

Coloring the signs in Minecraft is quite easy. The whole process requires the insertion of only two symbols. However, there may be some complications. Read on to find instructions for your version of the game.

How to write colorful on Minecraft Java Edition

If you are playing Minecraft Java Edition, please follow the steps below to change the color of the lettering in the game:


  1. When writing text in Minecraft, type the "§" symbol in front of the text.
  2. After the “§” symbol, enter the desired color code.
  3. Enter your text and save it.

How to write colorful on Bedrock

Changing the text color in Minecraft Bedrock is no different than doing it in the Java Edition. Follow the instructions below:

  1. When creating a text mark in Minecraft, type the “§” symbol in front of the text.
  2. After the “§” symbol, enter the desired color code.
  3. Enter your text and save it.

How to write colorful on Minecraft Pocket Edition

In the mobile version of Minecraft, the process of changing the color of the text on the signs is slightly different from the PC:



  1. When you create a text mark in Minecraft, open the symbol keyboard on your phone.
  2. Touch and hold the "&" symbol and wait until more suggestions appear.
  3. Select the "§" symbol.
  4. After the “§” symbol, enter the desired color code.
  5. Enter your text and save it.

Xbox

Xbox players can write colorful on Minecraft just as easily as PC or phone players, although the required symbol has a different location. Here's how to find it and change the text color:


  1. When writing text in Minecraft, press the left trigger on the controller to open the symbol list.
  2. Find a paragraph symbol - “ฯ”, click and hold for a couple of seconds.
  3. When other symbol suggestions are displayed, select the “§” symbol.
  4. After the “§” symbol, type the desired color code and insert your text.

Minecraft color codes

Of course, in order to change the text color in Minecraft, you need to know the color codes. Minecraft allows you to choose the color you prefer among 16 variations:

  • Black - 0
  • Dark blue - 1
  • Green - 2
  • Cyan - 3
  • Dark red - 4
  • Purple - 5
  • Oro - 6
  • Light gray - 7
  • Gray - 8
  • Blu – 9
  • Light green - A / a
  • Blue - Yes / Yes
  • Red - C / c
  • Rosa - D / d
  • Yellow - Mi / mi
  • White - Fa / fa
  • Random - K / L / M / N / A / R

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Customize and adapt

Now that you know how to change text color in Minecraft, your markings should always be legible. Regardless of the material used for construction, contrasting text color is always a good idea. If you feel that the process of typing the “§” symbol is too complicated, consider saving it in a separate note on your computer to facilitate copy and paste.


What do you use signs for in Minecraft? How do you protect your signs from other players? Share your experiences in the comments section below.


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