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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!! :)

Statistics (from MCStats)


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 xGh0sTkiLLeRx xGh0sTkiLLeRx Aug 28, 2016 at 14:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @callum5771: Go

    Project is no longer active

    Server | Twitter | Github

    Donations are very appreciated!

  • Avatar of callum5771 callum5771 Aug 25, 2016 at 09:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Task 47 Error, Unexpected Exception.

  • Avatar of bluedragon_98 bluedragon_98 Feb 14, 2016 at 20:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Deffinintly gonna try this! thx!!

  • Avatar of NathanWolf NathanWolf Feb 27, 2015 at 00:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Has anyone gotten this to work with zPermissions?

    I've just migrated from PEX, and I can't get the chat prefixes to work at all.


  • Avatar of ChillerKraft ChillerKraft Feb 04, 2015 at 04:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @alanthya: Go


  • Avatar of alanthya alanthya Feb 01, 2015 at 03:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Last Jenkins update was 45 years ago o-o wot?

    Alanthya: Beyond Minecraft 1.8 - Server IP: Website:

  • Avatar of actionforgames actionforgames Dec 11, 2014 at 18:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Please update to 1.8 I use this so VIPs can Update their colornames. Please update, thanks ;)

  • Avatar of WitherFire WitherFire Aug 12, 2014 at 01:20 UTC - 0 likes

    By the way is there a permission I add to a group in PermissionsEx so that the player is automatically in their corrosponding ColorMe group?

  • Avatar of WitherFire WitherFire Aug 12, 2014 at 01:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bluesirius: Go

    Does it say [World] or <World>? Because I think either you have to set prefixchat in Multiverse to false OR remove it out of the format in the ColorMe config.yml file

  • Avatar of Bluesirius Bluesirius Aug 10, 2014 at 05:16 UTC - 0 likes

    URGENT! I have recently gotten this plugin for my server. I love it, but there is one mere problem which is that the world comes up before the name, which i do not want to happen. DOES ANYONE know how to remove that bit????


Date created
Dec 13, 2011
Last update
Apr 30, 2013
Development stage
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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
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Recent files
  • R: v3.8.1 for CB 1.5.2-R1.0 Apr 30, 2013
  • R: v3.8 for CB 1.5.1-R0.2 Mar 04, 2013
  • R: v3.7 for CB 1.4.7-R1.0 Jan 16, 2013
  • R: v3.6 for CB 1.4.6-R0.3 Dec 04, 2012
  • R: v3.5 for CB 1.3.2-R0.1 Aug 26, 2012