Print Colors in Python terminal

There are several methods to output colored text to the terminal, in Python. The most common ways to do are:
Using built-in modules

  • ‘colorama’ module: Cross-platform printing of colored text can then be done using Colorama’s constant shorthand for ANSI escape sequences:

Example 1:

# Python program to print
# red text with green background
from colorama import Fore, Back, Style
print(Fore.RED + 'some red text')
print(Back.GREEN + 'and with a green background')
print(Style.DIM + 'and in dim text')
print('back to normal now')


Example 2:

# Python program to print
# green text with red background
from colorama import init
from termcolor import colored
print(colored('Hello, World!', 'green', 'on_red'))



  • ‘termcolor’ module: termcolor is a python module for ANSII Color formatting for output in the terminal.
# Python program to print
# colored text and background
import sys
from termcolor import colored, cprint
text = colored('Hello, World!', 'red', attrs=['reverse', 'blink'])
cprint('Hello, World!', 'green', 'on_red')
print_red_on_cyan = lambda x: cprint(x, 'red', 'on_cyan')
print_red_on_cyan('Hello, World!')
print_red_on_cyan('Hello, Universe!')
for i in range(10):
    cprint(i, 'magenta', end=' ')
cprint("Attention!", 'red', attrs=['bold'], file=sys.stderr)




Using ANSI Escape Codes

The most common way to print colored text is by printing ANSI escape sequences directly. This can be delivered in different formats such as:

  • Build Functions to call : We can build functions to call particular color named functions to execute the relevant ANSI Escape Sequence.
# Python program to print
# colored text and background
def prRed(skk): print("\033[91m {}\033[00m" .format(skk))
def prGreen(skk): print("\033[92m {}\033[00m" .format(skk))
def prYellow(skk): print("\033[93m {}\033[00m" .format(skk))
def prLightPurple(skk): print("\033[94m {}\033[00m" .format(skk))
def prPurple(skk): print("\033[95m {}\033[00m" .format(skk))
def prCyan(skk): print("\033[96m {}\033[00m" .format(skk))
def prLightGray(skk): print("\033[97m {}\033[00m" .format(skk))
def prBlack(skk): print("\033[98m {}\033[00m" .format(skk))
prCyan("Hello World, ")



  • Build a class of colors: Create a class to allot background and foreground colors and call them.
# Python program to print
# colored text and background
class colors:
'''Colors class:reset all colors with colors.reset; two
sub classes fg for foreground
and bg for background; use as colors.subclass.colorname.
i.e. or, the generic bold, disable,
underline, reverse, strike through,
and invisible work with the main class i.e. colors.bold'''
    class fg:
    class bg:
print(, "SKk",, "Amartya")
print(, "SKk",, "Amartya")


  • Iterating functions: We can design iterating & self-generating ANSI Escape sequence, functions.
# Python program to print
# colored text and background
def print_format_table():
    prints table of formatted text format options
    for style in range(8):
        for fg in range(30, 38):
            s1 = ''
            for bg in range(40, 48):
                format = ';'.join([str(style), str(fg), str(bg)])
                s1 += '\x1b[%sm %s \x1b[0m' % (format, format)


Last Updated on October 28, 2021 by admin

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