Change pigment comprehension

Hello, Not sure if this is where i post this ask.
I am using Atom to create a Rainmeter skin. Following the Rainmeter Tutorial on how to write the code for its clock.ini file, I am having an issue with Pigments not catching the color. But if i change the code to a proper RGBA format, pigments will pick it up, but the clock is a completely different color.

Here is what the 2 codes and the 2 clocks look like:
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not sure if it is because of rainmeter using lua? the filetype being .ini or what. has anyone else had issues with this? any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time.