Random color

Generates a random hex color (like FF00FF).

function random_color(){
    $c = '';
        $c .= sprintf("%02X", mt_rand(0, 255));
    return $c;
Snippet Details

random_color() => returns something like: '7C42BA', '5F3964'

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Older comments:

shoo March 06, 2011 at 02:24
$colour = dechex(rand(0,10000000);
Darryll January 02, 2008 at 14:44
$colour = rand(0,10000000);
echo "Colour: ".dechex($colour);