April 7, 2019

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Print awesomely in terminals.

repo name s0md3v/huepy
repo link https://github.com/s0md3v/huepy
language Python
size (curr.) 57 kB
stars (curr.) 1341
created 2018-03-05
license GNU General Public License v3.0


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Hue provides a minimal and powerful interface to print colored text and labels in the terminal.\ It works with Python 2 as well as Python 3.

What makes hue better than other coloring libraries? Here’s a comparison.

Supported Stuff

Following styles are supported

Hue Styles

Following colors are supported

Hue Colors

Following labels are supported

Hue Labels


You can install hue with pip as follows:

pip install huepy

or with easy_install:

easy_install huepy


First of all, import everything that Hue has to offer as follows:

from huepy import *

Printing colored text is as simple as doing

print(red('This string is red'))

Easy right? But what if you want to print italic text? You can simply do this

print(italic('This string is in italic'))

You can also combine styles and colors

print(bold(red('This string is bold and red')))

Output: Output Examples

And what is the use of those labels?
I have been using these labels in projects as a minimal output schema.
If some error occured in your program or something else bad happened you don’t need to print the whole line in red. With hue, you can simply do this

print(bad('An error occured.'))

Take a look at the output of all the labels Label Examples

List of all colors

white, grey, black, green, lightgreen, cyan, lightcyan, red, lightred,
blue, lightblue, purple, light purple, orange, yellow

List of all styles

bold, bg, under, strike, italic

List of all labels

info, que, run, bad, good

Note: Windows versions below windows 10 do not support ANSI escape sequences so the colors will not be printed in command prompt.

Why hue

Because its awesome! Lets print a red colored string in popular coloring libraries:

  • Colorama
from colorama import Fore
print(Fore.RED + 'This string is red')
  • Termcolor
import sys
from termcolor import colored, cprint
print(colored('This string is red', 'red'))
  • Hue
from hue import *
print(red('This string is red'))

Here’s comparison table:

Hue Colorama Termcolor
Compatibility Unix & Windows 10 Unix & Windows Unix
Ease of use 10/10 4/10 5/10
Bright Colors Yes No No

Note: Colorama and Termcolor print bold styled strings when asked for bright colored strings. On the other hand, Hue supports both bright and bold strings. Also the Ease to use ratings are a result of my own experience and may differ for others.


The only thing I think Hue needs is better windows compatibility. So if you can start a pull request for windows support that would be great. Additional colors and labels will be appreciated too.

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