Regular expression to match pattern and text afterwards until that pattern occurs again, then repeat

I’m trying to write a regex for my Kotlin/JVM program that satisfies:
Given this line of text {#FF00FF}test1{#112233}{placeholder} test2
It should match:
Match 1: #FF00FF as group 1 and test1 as group 2
Match 2: #112233 as group 1 and {placeholder} test2 as group 2

#FF00FF can be any valid 6 character hex color code.

The thing I’m struggling with is to match the text after the color pattern until another color pattern comes up.
Current regex I came up with is \{(#[a-zA-Z0-9]{6})\}((?!\{#[a-zA-Z0-9]{6}\}).*)

>Solution :

You can use


See the regex demo. Details:

  • \{ – a { char
  • (#[a-zA-Z0-9]{6}) – Group 1: a # char and six alphanumerics
  • \} – a } char
  • (.*?) – Group 2: any zero or more chars other than line break chars as few as possible
  • (?=\{#[a-zA-Z0-9]{6}\}|$) – a position immediately followed with a {, #, six alphanumerics and a } char, or end of string.

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