XF 1.4 Ad template color codes

I can apply justification tags & bold etc. but cannot get color tags to work.



Neither of those work. What is the the proper format?
I'm still not getting anything. I've tried it various ways using tags and can't get it to work.

These didn't work for me.
One last thing I need to be able to do in my template ads is link to a certain thread. w3schools does show how to link to an external style sheet but not how to link to a url. This is probably outside the scope of this forum I realize - I can take it to another forum . . . unless someone wants to answer. :)