How do I print colored text to the terminal in Python?

Better Stack Team
Updated on January 26, 2023

You can use ANSI escape codes to print colored text to the terminal in Python. Here is an example of how you can do this:

def colored_text(color, text):
    colors = {
        "red": "\033[91m",
        "green": "\033[92m",
        "yellow": "\033[93m",
        "blue": "\033[94m",
        "purple": "\033[95m",
        "cyan": "\033[96m",
        "white": "\033[97m"
    if not color in colors:
        raise ValueError("Invalid text color")
    return f"{colors[color]}{text}\033[0m"

print(colored_text("red", "This text is red"))
print(colored_text("green", "This text is green"))
print(colored_text("yellow", "This text is yellow"))
print(colored_text("blue", "This text is blue"))
print(colored_text("purple", "This text is purple"))
print(colored_text("cyan", "This text is cyan"))
print(colored_text("white", "This text is white"))


This will print colored text to the terminal. Note that this will only work if the terminal supports ANSI escape codes.

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