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

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How to pick a color differing significantly from the colors already in a given color list?

Suppose that we want to color a number of objects. We start by selecting some color (randomly). Then we want the color of the next object to be significantly different from the colors already used ...
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How can I set the background color to the Popupmenu?

I want to set the Background color of a PopupMenu to blue. I already searched in the documentation center, but I didn't find any ...
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Use default ListDensityPlot color scheme in ArrayPlot?

I have some data that I would like to display in an ArrayPlot. I like the default color scheme of ListDensityPlot (Mathematica ...
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How to fill curves with a color gradient?

I would like to produce a graphic like this but with a continous color gradient between the outer curves. Is it possible to achieve this by using the Filling ...
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Change cell frame color in stylesheet

I am trying to make a custom stylesheet, but I am not able to get rid of the cell frame color from the base stylesheet. In particular, I have: I have changed the background color of the cell to ...
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Continuous background color of adjacent cells

I'm trying to make continuous blocks of cells so that their background colors are the same, but without breaks of white space between them. E.g. After some recent digging, I found the option "Show ...
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FillingStyle and Opacity won't work together in Mathematica

I try to plot some data in Mathematica using the ListLinePlot[]. Unfortunately the plot option ColorFunction, ...
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Frame and white background not working (all other colours are fine)

Bug introduced in 6 and fixed in 7 Though my question my be related to this one, it doesn't look like it can easily be solved in the same way, so I hope not to be double-posting. I am trying to ...
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I want to change the outer background color of a manipulated plot

I downloaded some demonstrations' sources (for example) and I want to change their colors. I am only stuck with the white outer background that is around the plot's yellow background. I would like to ...
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Creating a grid of coloured points

I wish to create a grid of 31x31 points with coordinates of the form $(k/30,n/30)$ within the unit square, and give each point a colour based on the 2-adic value of both its coördinates. I plan to ...
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How to create a color ListPlot [duplicate]

Assume that I've got a list L={{1, 2, 0.1}, {2, 4, 0.2}, {3, 5, 0.3}} I want to show this list like where first point (from the left side) has a additional ...
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How to adjust ColorFunction to scale the clipped areas in ListDensityPlot? [duplicate]

I have a data set I am trying to visualize, however some of the values seem to be extra large and it's just clipped and blanks are left. I want to rescale or whatever in such a way as this white areas ...
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Color function doesn't span the whole color range in MatrixPlot

In matrix visualization, for instance, MatrixPlot[{{1, 2}, {3, 4}}, PlotRangePadding -> 0, ColorFunction -> "Rainbow"] the color map does not cover the ...
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The correct way to linearize colorspace before resizing, blurring etc

There was an interesting discussion on MathGroups dealing with the fact that image-processing functions in Mathematica (and many other software, including Adobe Photoshop) work with RGB, Grayscale ...
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Filtering pixels of a certain color

What is the best way to filter an image so that only the pixels close to a certain color are left? I've downloaded some satellite images from the web where a specific pixel color corresponds to a ...
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2D ListPlot with separate color function

Suppose a data array of the form {{x1,y1,z1},{x2,y2,z2}...}, is it possible to use ListPlot where x,y specify the point position ...
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Changing color of an object in an image

Consider the following image: How can I change all red colors in this image into (for example) blue.
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ColorFunction still interferes with PlotLegends in Mathematica 10?

I want to draw 2 functions in the same plot and I use Show for this. I am using Mathematica 10 and I still have the problem that the legend disappears for the ...
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Using color gradients in Graphics3D

I would like to use the thermometer color gradient in Graphics3D. Taking an example, I have the following: ...
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Color points in ListPointPlot3D

I have some 3d points with coordinates and a value assigned to each point. I want to plot the points and depending on the value use a different color. I have tried to use the answer in ListPlot3D - ...
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Colors on a 3D curve not working

I'm having troubles applying colors to a simple 3D curve plot. Here's the code : ...
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Adding a fading color to multiple lines in 3D

I would like to add a fading color to all the 3D lines I'm drawing with the code below, but I'm having difficulties with implementing the idea. The curves are starting on a unit sphere, and extend in ...
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Invert Colors Stylesheet White on Black

There have been a couple studies done that showed that white text on a black background increase recall of data. Although this is certainly debatable how might I invert the colors of Notebook font ...
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DensityPlot: giving the same color to a range of values

The following command DensityPlot[x y, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}, PlotLegends -> Automatic, ColorFunction -> {"Rainbow"}, PlotRange -> {{-3, 3}, {-3, 3}}] ...
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how to use filling in Graphic plots

i'm going to plot some angles in Trigonometric circle by using Graphic command how can i use filling axes by different colors in this program or color between the angles? ...
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Modifying the built in graphic format of colors

Can users modify the default format of colors in the front end? Red For example, dimensions, aspect ratio, EdgeForm? The motivation is the functional ...
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How to plot an emission spectrum?

If I have a list of data with various wavelengths in nanometers, how would I plot them on a graph so it looks like this: So far I have managed to plot a spectrum in ...
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ColorData[“VisibleSpectrum”] is wrong?

I am trying to visualize the visible spectrum using the built-in ColorData["VisibleSpectrum"] function which "colors based on light wavelength in nanometers". But I ...
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BarLegend using Function that uses Blend

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.1 I'm sorry if this is a duplicate, but I don't even know how to look for it. I had this line of code that worked on a Notebook I wrote on Mathematica 9.0: ...
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Adding a fading color only to 3D curves going outside a cylinder

I'm having a problem with color shades on multi curves drawn with the Mathematica 7.0 code below. All the curves with both their endpoints inside the unit cylinder (green circle on the picture below) ...
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ColorReplace does not work

I want to do - seemingly - simply image processing. I want to replace all blue pixels with white pixels. The obvious command would be: ...
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Change Property without re-evaluating [duplicate]

I am working with ContourPlot3D, and my expression takes a long time to evaluate (nearly 20 minutes). So I am wondering if there is a method to changing format ...
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Quirk in VertexColors interpolation when displaying Polygon

When using VertexColors, the docs state: The interior of the polygon is colored by interpolating between the colors specified by ...
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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 ...
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Coloring network edges by weight using GraphPlot

Following up on a previous question about how to color the nodes (vertices) of a network (graph) according to a color scaling of a property of those nodes, I'm now asking basically the same thing ...
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How to find a specific color in one picture?

In a picture, there are many different colors. How can I just want to find the position of one color. In the following picture, if I would like to find the coordinates of the position of blue, how can ...
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RGBColor, ColorSlider and ColorSetter

A single RGBColor expression displays as a little square, showing the color. I just found that this little square is both a tooltip and a button. It seems to be new ...
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White balance correction with Mathematica

Does Mathematica include a function to correct the white balance of an image? ImageAdjust would seem to be the first go-to choice, but I haven't found a way to ...
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ColorFunction uses graphics coordinates instead of Plot3D coordinates

I've had the same effect in Mathematica 9 and 10. I'm trying to color a 3D Plot with another function, let's call it colorFun ( it should highlight the areas where the colorFun is above a certain ...
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Set the scale in ColorFunction [duplicate]

The following plot (A) ListLinePlot[{0,1,2,3},ColorFunction->"TemperatureMap"] goes from blue to read. The following plot (B) ...
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Visualization of Gaussian Curvature

I need to visualize Gaussian Curvature of a parametric surface. There is a solution in this math.SE post. However, I'm not sure its working because when I draw a sphere it's all white, but it should ...
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On coloring the faces of a surface differently with parameter-dependent colors

Old versions of Mathematica ($VersionNumber < 6) supported a particular syntax of ParametricPlot3D[] that allowed for ...
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How to sort colors properly?

I can't seem to be able to sort colors by their hue and perceptual brightness correctly. Here's my current solution, but it's not right; there are all these dark bands: ...
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How to extract RGB arguments as a list

Although the following lines of code work fine they are very awkward. My questions are below a = RGBColor[1, 0, 0] b = RGBColor[0, 1, 0] Is there a more compact ...
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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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Convert spectral distribution to RGB color

Presume I have a spectrum as a function of wavelength (an example being the blackbody spectrum): I want to convert that to a single RGB color to display on-screen, i.e. the "color" of that object ...
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Is ColorDistance symmetric?

Is the function ColorDistance symmetric, i.e. is it always true that ColorDistance[a,b] == ColorDistance[b,a], as use of the ...
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Permanently Changing Default Color

I can't find this answer elsewhere, but is there a way to permanently change the default plot color? In 10 the default plots are orangish and in 9 they were a purple-bluish color. Is there a way to ...