When called the buildColors function will generate a drop down box with all the x-window named colors, 139 in all. All browsers recognize them by name. The value entry of the options can be set to the # value of the color, the name of the color, or the index of the array for that color. You can call it as many times as you need on a page. The selects are named such as to build an array named myinputs when posted.
PHP Code:
<?php
$colors 
= array();
$colors[] = array("AliceBlue","#F0F8FF");
$colors[] = array("AntiqueWhite","#FAEBD7");
$colors[] = array("Aqua","#00FFFF");
$colors[] = array("Aquamarine","#7FFFD4");
$colors[] = array("Azure","#F0FFFF");
$colors[] = array("Beige","#F5F5DC");
$colors[] = array("Bisque","#FFE4C4");
$colors[] = array("Black","#000000");
$colors[] = array("BlanchedAlmond","#FFEBCD");
$colors[] = array("Blue","#0000FF");
$colors[] = array("BlueViolet","#8A2BE2");
$colors[] = array("Brown","#A52A2A");
$colors[] = array("BurlyWood","#DEB887");
$colors[] = array("CadetBlue","#5F9EA0");
$colors[] = array("Chartreuse","#7FFF00");
$colors[] = array("Chocolate","#D2691E");
$colors[] = array("Coral","#FF7F50");
$colors[] = array("CornflowerBlue","#6495ED");
$colors[] = array("Cornsilk","#FFF8DC");
$colors[] = array("Crimson","#DC143C");
$colors[] = array("Cyan","#00FFFF");
$colors[] = array("DarkBlue","#00008B");
$colors[] = array("DarkCyan","#008B8B");
$colors[] = array("DarkGoldenRod","#B8860B");
$colors[] = array("DarkGray","#A9A9A9");
$colors[] = array("DarkGreen","#006400");
$colors[] = array("DarkKhaki","#BDB76B");
$colors[] = array("DarkMagenta","#8B008B");
$colors[] = array("DarkOliveGreen","#556B2F");
$colors[] = array("Darkorange","#FF8C00");
$colors[] = array("DarkOrchid","#9932CC");
$colors[] = array("DarkRed","#8B0000");
$colors[] = array("DarkSalmon","#E9967A");
$colors[] = array("DarkSeaGreen","#8FBC8F");
$colors[] = array("DarkSlateBlue","#483D8B");
$colors[] = array("DarkSlateGray","#2F4F4F");
$colors[] = array("DarkTurquoise","#00CED1");
$colors[] = array("DarkViolet","#9400D3");
$colors[] = array("DeepPink","#FF1493");
$colors[] = array("DeepSkyBlue","#00BFFF");
$colors[] = array("DimGray","#696969");
$colors[] = array("DodgerBlue","#1E90FF");
$colors[] = array("FireBrick","#B22222");
$colors[] = array("FloralWhite","#FFFAF0");
$colors[] = array("ForestGreen","#228B22");
$colors[] = array("Fuchsia","#FF00FF");
$colors[] = array("Gainsboro","#DCDCDC");
$colors[] = array("GhostWhite","#F8F8FF");
$colors[] = array("Gold","#FFD700");
$colors[] = array("GoldenRod","#DAA520");
$colors[] = array("Gray","#808080");
$colors[] = array("Green","#008000");
$colors[] = array("GreenYellow","#ADFF2F");
$colors[] = array("HoneyDew","#F0FFF0");
$colors[] = array("HotPink","#FF69B4");
$colors[] = array("IndianRed","#CD5C5C");
$colors[] = array("Indigo","#4B0082");
$colors[] = array("Ivory","#FFFFF0");
$colors[] = array("Khaki","#F0E68C");
$colors[] = array("Lavender","#E6E6FA");
$colors[] = array("LavenderBlush","#FFF0F5");
$colors[] = array("LawnGreen","#7CFC00");
$colors[] = array("LemonChiffon","#FFFACD");
$colors[] = array("LightBlue","#ADD8E6");
$colors[] = array("LightCoral","#F08080");
$colors[] = array("LightCyan","#E0FFFF");
$colors[] = array("LightGoldenRodYellow","#FAFAD2");
$colors[] = array("LightGrey","#D3D3D3");
$colors[] = array("LightGreen","#90EE90");
$colors[] = array("LightPink","#FFB6C1");
$colors[] = array("LightSalmon","#FFA07A");
$colors[] = array("LightSeaGreen","#20B2AA");
$colors[] = array("LightSkyBlue","#87CEFA");
$colors[] = array("LightSlateGray","#778899");
$colors[] = array("LightSteelBlue","#B0C4DE");
$colors[] = array("LightYellow","#FFFFE0");
$colors[] = array("Lime","#00FF00");
$colors[] = array("LimeGreen","#32CD32");
$colors[] = array("Linen","#FAF0E6");
$colors[] = array("Magenta","#FF00FF");
$colors[] = array("Maroon","#800000");
$colors[] = array("MediumAquaMarine","#66CDAA");
$colors[] = array("MediumBlue","#0000CD");
$colors[] = array("MediumOrchid","#BA55D3");
$colors[] = array("MediumPurple","#9370D8");
$colors[] = array("MediumSeaGreen","#3CB371");
$colors[] = array("MediumSlateBlue","#7B68EE");
$colors[] = array("MediumSpringGreen","#00FA9A");
$colors[] = array("MediumTurquoise","#48D1CC");
$colors[] = array("MediumVioletRed","#C71585");
$colors[] = array("MidnightBlue","#191970");
$colors[] = array("MintCream","#F5FFFA");
$colors[] = array("MistyRose","#FFE4E1");
$colors[] = array("Moccasin","#FFE4B5");
$colors[] = array("NavajoWhite","#FFDEAD");
$colors[] = array("Navy","#000080");
$colors[] = array("OldLace","#FDF5E6");
$colors[] = array("Olive","#808000");
$colors[] = array("OliveDrab","#6B8E23");
$colors[] = array("Orange","#FFA500");
$colors[] = array("OrangeRed","#FF4500");
$colors[] = array("Orchid","#DA70D6");
$colors[] = array("PaleGoldenRod","#EEE8AA");
$colors[] = array("PaleGreen","#98FB98");
$colors[] = array("PaleTurquoise","#AFEEEE");
$colors[] = array("PaleVioletRed","#D87093");
$colors[] = array("PapayaWhip","#FFEFD5");
$colors[] = array("PeachPuff","#FFDAB9");
$colors[] = array("Peru","#CD853F");
$colors[] = array("Pink","#FFC0CB");
$colors[] = array("Plum","#DDA0DD");
$colors[] = array("PowderBlue","#B0E0E6");
$colors[] = array("Purple","#800080");
$colors[] = array("Red","#FF0000");
$colors[] = array("RosyBrown","#BC8F8F");
$colors[] = array("RoyalBlue","#4169E1");
$colors[] = array("SaddleBrown","#8B4513");
$colors[] = array("Salmon","#FA8072");
$colors[] = array("SandyBrown","#F4A460");
$colors[] = array("SeaGreen","#2E8B57");
$colors[] = array("SeaShell","#FFF5EE");
$colors[] = array("Sienna","#A0522D");
$colors[] = array("Silver","#C0C0C0");
$colors[] = array("SkyBlue","#87CEEB");
$colors[] = array("SlateBlue","#6A5ACD");
$colors[] = array("SlateGray","#708090");
$colors[] = array("Snow","#FFFAFA");
$colors[] = array("SpringGreen","#00FF7F");
$colors[] = array("SteelBlue","#4682B4");
$colors[] = array("Tan","#D2B48C");
$colors[] = array("Teal","#008080");
$colors[] = array("Thistle","#D8BFD8");
$colors[] = array("Tomato","#FF6347");
$colors[] = array("Turquoise","#40E0D0");
$colors[] = array("Violet","#EE82EE");
$colors[] = array("Wheat","#F5DEB3");
$colors[] = array("White","#FFFFFF");
$colors[] = array("WhiteSmoke","#F5F5F5");
$colors[] = array("Yellow","#FFFF00");
$colors[] = array("YellowGreen","#9ACD32");

function 
buildColors($colors)
    {
    echo 
"<select name=\"myinputs[]\" class=\"myselects\">\n";
    for ( 
$count $count count($colors) ; $count++ ){
    echo 
"<option value=\"".$colors[$count][1]."\" >".$colors[$count][0]."</option>\n";} 
    echo 
"</select>\n\n";
    }
?>