Questions on the color models, schemes, named colors and color functions supported by Mathematica.

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How to convert a hex color string to RGBColor?

For example: "#FF8000". How could I convert it to RGBColor or Hue?
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Color scheme used by Colorize?

The Colorize function is often used to display the results produced by MorphologicalComponents: ...
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A better “VisibleSpectrum” function?

Since ColorData["VisibleSpectrum"] is wrong I would like to have a more accurate function to use. Can this information be extracted from Mathematica itself?
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Compiling ColorFunction for faster complex phase-amplitude plots

I have gotten into the habit of plotting complex-valued functions on a plane using a color-function along the lines of ...
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How can I create a ColorFunction using Blend?

As shown below, I am trying to find a cool way to show some variance weighted deviation from the mean. There are 10 attributes that I compute the distance for. How can I add a color function such ...
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Use different ColorFunction for each function plotted

When plotting two curves on one plot, you can specify different colors for each function: Plot[{Sin@x, Cos@x}, {x, 0, 4π}, PlotStyle -> {Red, Blue}] To ...
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Mathematica's “POV” export format ignores ColorFunction

I was playing with xslittlegrass's Pov-Ray package and more generally with the POV-conversion function ExportString[#, "POV"] &, and noticed that ...
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Break[] inside ColorFunction

f[x_?NumericQ]:= (Do[Break[],{i,1,2}];x) Plot[x,{x,0,1},ColorFunction->(ColorData["Rainbow"][f[#]]&)] Break::nofwd: No enclosing For, While, or Do found ...
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ColorFunction in Histogram[]

Let's say I have a Histogram: Histogram[RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[10, 2], 500]] and I want the bars positioned to ...
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Plot3D with coloring based on phase value of f

I'm reading a sample chapter of Visual Complex Functions by E. Wegert. Near the bottom of this page, there is a link "Download Sample pages 1 (pdf, 2.4 MB)" which allows you to read Chapter 2 of the ...
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How to calculate mix of 4 colors defined in CIELAB L*a*b* model?

I have 4 colors that I converted from RGB to CIELAB L*a*b* model. How can I calculate mix of these 4 colors when I have (L,a,b) for each such color? How can I ...
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Way to find color at a point in a Graphics?

I need to figure out a way to find out the RGB color value at a certain coordinate in a Graphics object. The Graphics object I am dealing with is continually Dynamically updated, so it is made of ...
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Determining the RGB values of the default plot color

In Mathematica 7, the default plot color is a purple-like color (although I think it is not Purple). Is it possible to use Mathematica to determine the RGB color ...
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Match colors to plot themes

How do I get the colors to match the plot theme when I use a PlotLegend that is separate to the plots? I have had a look at How to access new colour schemes in version 10? but can't seem to find what ...
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Modified Cell Different Display

Is there a way to show maybe a slightly different color, or change the cell bracketing color of a Mathematica cell when it has been modified? Ideally it would be nice to follow the standard of ...
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Define a color function based on color samples obtained from ColorBrewer

I am quite new to mathematica and I am searching for a way to create a smooth colormap based on the samples given by http://colorbrewer2.org/ . Is it possible to create a interpolated function from ...
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Coloring each face of a Cuboid with a different color

Is there a way to color each face of a Cuboid with a different color? I looked in the help but couldn't find anything. I found this Coloring the faces of a 3D ...
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256 Shades of Grey

I noticed that the following line, Image[Table[x, {y, 1, 250}, {x, 30/256, 40/256, 0.02/256}], Magnification -> 1] results in the following image: In the ...
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Combining three R, G, B matrices into a single matrix of 3-tuples?

Working with Mathematica 8 on OSX here. I have three $1024 \times 1024$ matrices representing the counts from consecutive exposures onto a CCD with $R$, $G$, and $B$ filters on it, and am looking to ...
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Changing background colour of a Manipulate element

Please consider the following: Manipulate[Plot[Sin[x (1 + a x)], {x, 0, 6}], {a, 0, 2}]; Now, I would like to change the background colour to yellow. I tried ...
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ListContourPlot-ColorFunction

How can I use ONLY the central 90% of the spectrum, not the whole range? For example, I do not like to see the lowest values in purple, but in deep blue color. ...
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Plot sublists as different colors

I have one big list with many sublists inside. All sublists consist of three numbers. For example: ...
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PlotStyle in ListPlot: change color scheme, manually choose color of first plot

Say i have this data: data1 = Map[Cos, Range[0, 20]]; data2 = Map[Sin, Range[0, 20]]; And i want to plot data1 in gray and a ...
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Using uniform coloring in MatrixPlot

I have a rectangular matrix, which is m-by-10. Each element is either 0 or 1. I would like 0 to correspond to white elements, and 1 to red elements. This works ...
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can a ColorFunction have side effects?

Can anyone explain this (to me) odd behavior. If I run this code once (fresh kernel) it works as intended. ...
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Why does StreamColorFunctionScaling refuse to turn off?

Consider this simple streamline plot: StreamPlot[{-y/10, x/10}, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}, StreamColorFunction -> Function[{x, y, u, v}, Hue[v]]] The ...
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Problem achiving effect I want with ColorFunction

I want to create a plot showing historical annual maximum and minimum temperatures. I've figured out how to get 10 years of historical temperature data from Wolfram|Alpha. The plot below shows the ...
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How can I set different opacity values for the background of a ListPlot

In the following example: ListPlot[{1, 2, 3}, Background -> Green] how can I set the Opacity[] for the background such ...
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ColorFunction and/or ColorScaling issue with ParametricPlot3D

My goal is to use ColorFunction to color a cylinder based on the $z$ value of a separate Plot3D. I'm not sure if I am making a ...
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What are all the Properties that ColorData supports?

The documentation for ColorData reads: Possible properties in ColorData["scheme","property"] include: ...
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Character display color

I'm looking to cause the front end to display individual characters in a specific color, just in general, as a default sort of thing. For instance, the character "1" would always display as a red 1, ...
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How can I combine two color schemes for plotting?

I want to use ListContourPlot to display all negative values using one colorscheme and all positive values using another color scheme. This question Define a color function using Piecewise gives some ...
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How to shade a plotted region in specific direction?

I am using RegionPlot to plot a linear program maximize 30x1+25x2 with the constraints ...
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Using a complicated function as color function

I have an ellipsoid with parametric equations lst = {10*Cos[u]*Sin[v], 3*Sin[u]*Sin[v], 2*Cos[v]}; I define a function ...
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Frontend coloring of Table[x, {x, 0, x}]

I have a small question about how the Mathematica frontend colours in the variables that appear in (wrongly written) iterators. More specifically, I'm intrigued by the colour of the third ...
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Coloring specific elements of sets with a prime modified order in an array plot

I have a set of sets: {{1}, {0}, {1, 1}, {0}, {1, 0, 1}, {0}, {1, 1, 1, 1}, {0}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 1}} I’m seeking to apply a color rule to only every other set, starting from the first (from left to ...
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How can I transfer colors from first image into second image? [duplicate]

How can I transfer colors from first image into second image, where every object from the first image should take the same object's color from first image. This images are only an example. this is ...
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Having variables appear aqua in user defined function [duplicate]

In many of the inbuilt mathematica function, variables appear aqua like in: However, when creating your own function, variables no longer have that green coloring and are instead colored like an ...
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Controlling Bar Color in BarChart precisely [duplicate]

I'm trying to control the color of individual bars in a BarChartwhen I pass a 2 dimensional list of data to plot. What I want to accomplish is that for each pair of ...
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Plot a vector valued function of two variables using color density

I have a vector (3D) valued function of two variables. I want to visualize it as a density plot, using R,G,B color values to display the value at the point (x,y). I've come up with a couple of ...
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Part::pspec error returned when using a ListLinePlot ColorFunction variable as list index

In ListLinePlot, I'm attempting to construct my own ColorFunction for coloring points differently based on a third dimension of data not plotted to a specific axis. However, ColorFunction only uses ...
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Show Simplified Directives [closed]

Is there a way to force Mathematica to convert an already rendered Graphic to the simplified Directive form of that Graphic. Background: I am currently editing Graphics using Drawing Tools and then ...
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Time ColorFunction

I have the following data ...
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Use selfdefined ColorFunction to encode z dimension with predefined limits

In my last question we defined a colorfunction cf. Now I want to use this ColorFunction for a number of different plots (...
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Change the colour scheme in DensityPlots to make the zero white

We are trying to plot a density plot using the TemperetarueMap colour scheme. However, we don't seem to be able to make the white colour correspond to the value zero of the function we are plotting. ...
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ListDensityPlot with discrete bins [duplicate]

We consider a table of the form data = Flatten[Table[{i,j,f[i,j]},{i,1,ni},{j,1,nj}],1] The function f[i_,j_] has been made ...