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Python Program to Print Colored Text to the Terminal

In this example, you will learn to print colored text to the terminal.

To understand this example, you should have the knowledge of the following Python programming topics:


Example 1: Using ANSI escape sequences

print('\x1b[38;2;5;86;243m' + 'Programiz' + '\x1b[0m')

Output

Programiz

The working of the above line of code is shown in the figure below.

Code for colored terminal
Code for colored terminal

Let's understand the escape code \x1b[38;2;5;86;243m.

  • \x1b calls a function. You can also use \033 for the same purpose.
  • 38;2;r;g;b helps to set RGB color. 5;86;243 are the rgb color for blue (the color of the logo of Programiz).
  • m is the function name. Here, m means SGR (Select Graphics Rendition) function.

For more information regarding the ANSI escape code, you can refer to ANSI escape code.


Example 2: Using python module termcolor

from termcolor import colored

print(colored('Programiz', 'blue'))

Output

Programiz

Using the module termcolor, you can get the desired output. Also, you can set different styles of the text using this module.