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I have many list plots, and I want to fill them according to my own choice of color. Can I do this in Mathematica? And how I can get different number codes of filling curves? For example, how would I find what color was defined by RGBColor[1, 101/232, 9/29]?

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Have a look at FillingStyle. The codes are just RGB colors where each color is specified with a Red, Green and Blue component between 0 and 1. You might want to examine the color scheme palette in the Palette menu. PS: I downvoted this because all this is easily found in the documentation (first and second hit when trying the search term 'fill'). –  Sjoerd C. de Vries Jul 12 '13 at 19:13

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For filling list plots, read the ListPlot documentation under Examples > Options > Filling and Examples > Options > FillingStyle.

To choose colors, you can get access to your systems color picker with



Click on the gray color patch, and the color picker will pop-up.



This will also pop up the color picker:


Another useful way to pick colors is to use ColorData. For example, to choose named, HTML-safe colors, evaluate

ColorData["HTML", "Panel"]


This is an interactive panel. Tooltips will show you the color names as you mouse over the panel. Clicking on one the patches will produce a new notebook cell with the RGB value for the color clicked on.

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