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
Slideshow (like a PowerPoint presentation)


  • 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 Buster9844 Buster9844 Jun 18, 2014 at 20:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey guys so i am currently trying to start up a server and decided to use this plugin. However when i test it there is an error message saying 'These colours aren't supported' I dont understand. I edited the config as well as the colours .yml. I was really hoping to get my server set up and online by August (big gap cuz I will be away). PLEASE HELPPPPP!!!! D;

  • Avatar of jtbnoob jtbnoob May 28, 2014 at 15:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Im supposed to see the users name in chat colored, but it still shows as white. In the tab player list the name is colored. I am using pex, and essentials.

    This is my config

      color: 0.0
      prefix: 0.0
      suffix: 0.0
    Prefixer: false
    Suffixer: false
      displayName: true
      tabList: true
      playerTitle: false
      playerTitleWithoutSpout: false
      signColors: true
      chatColors: true
      black: true
      dark_blue: true
      dark_green: true
      dark_aqua: true
      dark_red: false
      dark_purple: true
      gold: true
      gray: true
      dark_gray: true
      blue: true
      green: true
      aqua: true
      red: true
      light_purple: true
      yellow: true
      white: true
      magic: true
      random: true
      rainbow: true
      bold: true
      strikethrough: true
      underline: true
      italic: true
      custom: true
      mixed: true
      prefix: ''
      suffix: ''
      color: ''
    updateConfig: false
    chatBrackets: false
        max: 0
        min: 0
        max: 0
        min: 0
    debug: false
    newColorOnJoin: false
      globalSuffix: false
      globalPefix: false
    useWordBlacklist: true
      enable: true
      ownSystem: true
      enabled: true
      ownChatPlugin: PermissionsEX
    autoChatColor: true
    removeNameAboveHead: false
    useLegacyFormat: false
    format: '[GlobalPrefix]&r[GroupPrefix]&r[Prefix]&r<[name]&r>[Suffix]&r[GroupSuffix]&r[GlobalSuffix]&r:
    factionsSupport: true
    Last edited May 28, 2014 by jtbnoob
  • Avatar of RainDolphinBow RainDolphinBow May 26, 2014 at 16:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Does this plugin still work? Because when I do

    /color me blue

    It doesn't color me blue. The only color that does work is rainbow.

    Last edited May 26, 2014 by RainDolphinBow
  • Avatar of ZenusGames ZenusGames May 16, 2014 at 11:31 UTC - 0 likes

    When will update the plugin?

  • 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!

    Need a dev? Drop me a PM!

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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].


Date created
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Last update
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