WPF: SolidColorBrush Converter for System.Text.Json

I thought I would share a useful converter I wrote for my MUD client to serialize/deserialize a WPF SolidColorBrush using System.Text.Json.

The only note is that I hard coded the default color as beige if a color doesn't exist (that fit my needs but might need to be updated to fit yours).

 * Avalon Mud Client
 * @project lead      : Blake Pell
 * @website           : http://www.blakepell.com
 * @copyright         : Copyright (c), 2022 All rights reserved.
 * @license           : MIT

using System.Text.Json;

namespace Avalon.Common
    /// <summary>
    /// <see cref="JsonConverter"/> for a WPF <see cref="SolidColorBrush"/>.
    /// </summary>
    public class SolidColorBrushConverter : JsonConverter<SolidColorBrush>
        public override SolidColorBrush Read(ref Utf8JsonReader reader, Type typeToConvert, JsonSerializerOptions options)
            var hexValue = reader.GetString();

            if (string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(hexValue))
                return Brushes.Beige;

            return (SolidColorBrush)(new BrushConverter().ConvertFrom(hexValue) ?? Brushes.Beige);

        public override void Write(Utf8JsonWriter writer, SolidColorBrush? value, JsonSerializerOptions options)
            if (value == null)


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