I tried the command:

/summon Armor_Stand ~ ~1 ~ {CustomName:{"text":"hi","color":"aqua"}}

But all the time it showed me "Armor Stand" as the nametag. So is there any way I can fix this error and get a coloured nametag? I'm using Minecraft 1.10.2.

  • Data tags are case sensitive, so that is probably your only problem. Use CustomName instead of customname
    – MBraedley
    Aug 26, 2016 at 14:53
  • I tried that tooo
    – Tom
    Aug 26, 2016 at 14:54

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/summon armorstand ~ ~1 ~ {customname:{"text":"hi","color":"aqua}}

Unless you're using the latest snapshot (in which case it's armor_stand), the name of an armor stand is ArmorStand, case sensitive. NBTags are also case sensitive: it's CustomName rather than customname.

You'll need to add a CustomNameVisible:1b tag to have the name show up. You'd also need to end the quotation mark at the end of "aqua, and escape the whole JSON part, which would end up with a command like this:

/summon ArmorStand ~ ~1 ~ {CustomName:"{\"text\":\"hi\",\"color\":\"aqua\"}",CustomNameVisible:1}

2019 edit: As of 1.13, CustomNames do now support JSON and the above command will work (changing ID to armor_stand). The information below should be ignored unless you're still on older versions.

However, the main problem is that CustomName's don't yet support JSON.

If you use a third party tool (such as NBTExplorer or MCEdit) you could put the section sign (§) followed by a formatting code before the name to achieve the colour/effect you want. The command (which you cannot input directly into Minecraft) would look like:

/summon ArmorStand ~ ~1 ~ {CustomName:"§bhi",CustomNameVisible:1}
  • Ok now i get it. Thx for your interest
    – Tom
    Aug 26, 2016 at 14:56
  • And this is why I didn't provide a full answer. You can assign the armor stand to a team in order to color the name, though.
    – MBraedley
    Aug 26, 2016 at 14:56
  • Sorry for my mistakes i usually use tab while typing commands
    – Tom
    Aug 26, 2016 at 14:59
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    "the latest snapshot" is now a three-year-old version, and Minecraft 1.13 and newer version do support JSON in CustomName. Perhaps you should update this answer.
    – pppery
    Jul 9, 2019 at 21:11

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