ColorMe - Add color to player names

Version v3.8.1


This plugin aims to modify the chat with colors, prefixes and suffixes.
You can set the color/prefix/suffix for individual players or create groups and add players to them.
There are several supported third-party plugins and other supported things like Spout or an economy system.

It's a rebirth of ColorMe and Prefixer from @Valrix
I'm happy to hear about your opinion, just leave a comment with a feature request, bug, improvement or just a personal opinion.

As a reminder I want to say that I worked very long on this and really appreciate a 'thank you' in form of a donation! (See details on the bottom)


English (thanks @Gavanand Kali for this!)

German presentation by Flocki4everything

Czech presentation by videote123

Russian presentation by mantislic

Google slideshow with all information
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  • Add colors to a player's name in chat, above the head and in the tab list
  • Prefixer and Suffixer integration. COLORING WITH THE '&' character!
  • Group system! Support for PermissionsEx, bPermissions and GroupManager, or use the own implemented system
  • Multi-world support
  • Economy support via Vault
  • TagAPI support - colored nickname above the head without using Spout
  • Spout support (colored nickname above your head!)
  • Bukkit Permissions support (recommend is bPermissions)
  • Get/Set/Remove colors from command-line
  • Players are notified if their name color is changed and the new color is displayed
  • Tab-list support
  • Mix colors
  • Create own colors
  • Rainbow and random color support
  • Use colors in the chat and on signs colors, too
  • Automatically color the text
  • Feature for new color on each join
  • Length limitation (max & min) of prefixes/suffixes
  • Word blacklist
  • Completely localized, change any message
  • NEW Let other plugins use ColorMe values!
  • NEW Choose your own chat formatting!
  • NOTE: This plugin sends usage statistics! If you wish to disable the usage stats, look at /plugins/PluginMetrics/config.yml!


Having issues with ColorMe?
Maybe your question is already answered!
Take a look at the FAQ
If you still got problems, create a ticket!


See the config here!
(Fully commented!)

Commands & Permissions

Only the bukkit permissions are supported! I highly recommend that you use a plugin for permissions like bPermissions!
If no permission system is found, all commands are for OPs only!
If you want to use ECONOMY, please use Vault!

See the extra site for commands and permissions here!

Custom colors

There is a thread where you can share your custom colors!

Localization English (default) by xGhOsTkiLLeRx
Download Russian by Coffeemann
Download German by xGhOsTkiLLeRx

Feel free to share your localizations and they will be added here, just leave a comment with a link to a translated localization.yml!
Thanks for contributing!

Downloads/Source Code/Dev Builds

Development builds of this project can be acquired at the provided continuous integration server. These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk. (Latest dev builds/bleeding edge builds) - - Dev builds from Jenkins (Source code hosted on Github) - - Source Code

Future Plans (a.k.a. ToDo)

  • Per world color Done
  • Rainbow color? Done
  • Groups color Added in 3.5

Make sure to take a look at the always up to date ToDo!


ColorMe has got an API.
If you are interested into using the API, take a look at the API site.

Known Bugs

  • Tab list doesn't work all the time.
  • Strange player names due to coloring on Windows? Use ANSICON


Version 3.8.1

  • Errors will be logged into debug.log when enabled
  • Fixed error with groups
  • Allow spaces for group prefixes and suffixes, too
  • Build against latest bukkit

Version 3.8

  • Global defaults are working again
  • Use Sun coding conventions
  • Improved various features
  • Fixed various smaller bugs
  • Fix for tab shortening
  • Try to avoid conflicts with other sign related plugins
  • Added German and Russian localization to main page

Long changelog


@Valrix for his awesome plugin! I'm glad you allowed me to fork it!
Thanks to all the testers with the 3.5 dev version!


Feel free to use this banner!! :)

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I worked really hard on this plugin and I'm very happy about any donation.
Support me & buy me some beer, this makes me happy and keeps me interested in this plugin.
Donation chain: -> I receive some money -> Buy coffee -> Work longer -> Faster Updates -> Your benefit!

There is a button on top of this page (right to the different tabs)


This plugin is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) license!

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  • Avatar of Vivi_Coral Vivi_Coral Apr 17, 2014 at 18:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi devs.

    I'm curious is there any easy/simple way to have a players name automatically added to the players.yml file upon joining for the first time?

    It would save me having to add new players every time one gets whitelisted.

  • Avatar of tnt_dude0705 tnt_dude0705 Apr 09, 2014 at 20:51 UTC - 0 likes

    So with this i can add prefixes on the top of players heads, right?

  • Avatar of Teralkin Teralkin Apr 04, 2014 at 03:09 UTC - 0 likes

    is it possible to make a custom random color? or maybe add a new random color without formatting codes in it?

  • Avatar of LaoTheLizard LaoTheLizard Apr 03, 2014 at 22:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @xGh0sTkiLLeRx: Go

    Ok, thanks.

  • Avatar of xGh0sTkiLLeRx xGh0sTkiLLeRx Apr 02, 2014 at 20:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @LaoTheLizard: Go

    Latest dev builds use the new TagAPI version. I'm releasing an update for that in the near future

    Want to have a dropbox acc with 500MB more space? Contact me!

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    Donations are very appreciated!

  • Avatar of LaoTheLizard LaoTheLizard Apr 01, 2014 at 22:58 UTC - 0 likes


    [02:54:07] [Server thread/WARN]: [ColorMe] "ColorMe v3.8.1" has registered a listener for org.kitteh.tag.PlayerReceiveNameTagEvent on method "public void de.dustplanet.colorme.listeners.ColorMeTagAPIListener.onNameTag(org.kitteh.tag.PlayerReceiveNameTagEvent)", but the event is Deprecated. "Server performance will be affected"; please notify the authors [xGhOsTkiLLeRx, Valrix].

  • Avatar of rustyshakelford2 rustyshakelford2 Mar 16, 2014 at 20:30 UTC - 0 likes

    With this plugin installed light colors are appearing as dark on signs. Any way to fix this?

  • Avatar of AzureBlure AzureBlure Mar 04, 2014 at 21:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Update? Please!


  • Avatar of dinosmike dinosmike Feb 17, 2014 at 10:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Need to update plugin to version CraftBukkit 1.7.2.

    Now ColorME works on 1.7.2 version but gives a lot of errors in the log.

    Last edited Feb 17, 2014 by dinosmike
  • Avatar of xion87 xion87 Jan 30, 2014 at 22:46 UTC - 0 likes

    add nick function :D


Date created
Dec 13, 2011
Last update
Apr 30, 2013
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