# Tagged Questions

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

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### How to change the default ColorData used in Mathematica's Plot?

This question leads on from the recent question What are the standard colors for plots in Mathematica? There it was determined that the default color palette used by ...
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### Use ColorFunction in ListLinePlot with If

The following code ListLinePlot[{2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12}, ColorFunction -> Function[{x, y}, If[x <= 3, Blue, Red]]] should produce blue lines for $x\le3$ and ...
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### White regions in DensityPlot — is this a bug with ColorFunctionScaling?

Is this a bug with ColorFunctionScaling? When I try to supply my own ColorFunction Mathematica seems to partially ignore it, ...
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### Density plot on the surface of sphere

I would like to make density plots of a list of (size 2 or 3) spherical harmonics on the surface of a sphere. I'd like to plot it so that each element of that list is using a different color (red ...
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### Coloring a shape according to a function

I would like to create a $2D$ shape, say an ellipse, where each point in the ellipse is colored according a RGB function, so at point ...
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### Fixed color scale in multiple density plots

I think there should be a simple solution for my current problem, but neither StackOverflow (or the help of Mathematica) or Google have it. I have to plot multiple density plots with a color function....
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### Coloring Points in a List Plot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ListPlot with each point a different color and a legend bar I want to color the points in a list plot using a function of the (x,y) values. I tried this (example with ...
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### Change the inner color of markers

I would like to have a marker with white as its inner color, to be able to make this kind of graph: If I use PlotMarkers -> Style["\[FilledSquare]", White], ...
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### How to access new colour schemes in version 10?

Many colour schemes and colour functions can be accessed using ColorData. Version 10 introduced new default colour schemes, and a new customization option using <...
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### What are the standard colors for plots in Mathematica 10? [duplicate]

Mathematica 10 release appears to have changed the default styling of plots: the most visible changes are thicker lines and different default colors. Thus, answers to this stackoverflow question are ...
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### Changing the background color of the framed region of a plot

I frequently generate framed plots like this: Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 2 \[Pi]}, Frame -> True] Is there an easy way to change the background color of the framed ...
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### How can I use Kenneth Moreland's “Diverging Color Maps for Scientific Visualization” in plots?

I often want to plot two dimensional data that is centered around zero (for me, this is usually a 2D optical spectroscopy signal, but there are other cases), and the MATLAB "Jet" color scheme is ...
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### Is there an easy way to use Matteo Niccoli's perceptual color maps for 2D plots in Mathematica?

I have been using the ubiquitous Jet color palette for 2D plots for some time now, and don't really care for it. Then I came across the series of blog posts, The rainbow is dead...long live the ...
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### Is there a way to access the (lexically) current colour inside Graphics?

Note that this is not a duplicate of the question over there. That one asks for a given point, while I'm asking about the lexical structure (which, of course, is not directly related to any point in ...
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### Formatting text through pattern matching

I am trying to format some text based on some patterns. ...
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### Blend code for built-in ColorData schemes

Hi I want to get a blend similar to "SunsetColors". To make those slight modifications, I would like to know the precise blend of that color scheme. My try: <...
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### Pattern that matches colors

Suppose I'm writing a function that takes a color as a parameter; for example: drawShape[color_] := Graphics[{Style[Disk[], color]}]; But if the caller inputs an ...
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### Coloring Points in a Plot, based on their position in the list

Before I describe the question, I'd like to say that I've seen the excellent answers posted here but have not managed to get them to work for my own data. I have a list of values that I would like to ...
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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 etc....
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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 that 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 ...
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### can the color in MeshStyle be specified by a ColorFunction, such as “SunsetColors” for example. If so, what is the correct syntax?

This is an example given in Help: Plot3D[Sin[x y], {x, 0, 3}, {y, 0, 3}, MeshStyle -> Gray] Could this be changed to something like ...
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### X-Y scatter plot with coloring dependent on Z value [duplicate]

I have an array of $(x,y,z)$ triples (array dimensions: N x 3), from which I can make a 2D scatterplot of $(x,y)$ values: ...
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### Set the same color scale across multiple ListContourPlots?

This is probably straightforward - but how would I set the same color scale across multiple ListContourPlots? if I have values from 10 to 25 on one ListContourPlot and values from 40 to 100 on ...
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### Is it possible to render Graphics with more than “Byte” bitdepth?

I wonder is it possible to render Graphics in Mathematica with bitdepth higher than "Byte" which is the maximum bitdepth ...
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### How do I fill in a circle made by ParametricPlot with one solid color?

I have a very simple question but I am new with Mathematica. I made a circle on a parametric plot and I made the line black. I want to make the inside of the circle on the parametric plot red. So the ...
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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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### 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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### Is it possible to insert new colour schemes into ColorData?

Because of the standards in my field, for many plots I need to use (or at least end up using) rather narrowly defined colour schemes, and in particular the Matlab "Jet" scheme, which is well described ...
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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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### Create colour with given lightness value

How can I create a colour of my chosen hue with a given fixed lightness level? For example, how can I create a reddish colour, col, so that ...
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### How to save plots in grayscale

As sophomoric as this question seems, how should I save plots in grayscale in Mathematica? I generally like eps images for their scalability and I use ghostscript or other third party perl scripts ...
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### How can I prevent ColorFunction from disabling antialiasing in graphics?

When I use ColorFunction, the appearance of my plots is ruined, changing from this which has the normal smooth lines and antialiased fonts, to this in which ...
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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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### Using a ListDensityPlot to map color onto a ListPlot3D graph

I have a 3 column list of data points. The first two columns correspond to x and y coordinates, with data points creating a surface in the z direction from column 3. This gives me a nice wavy ...
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### Discrete coloring in Plots

I would like to have a plot that is filled to the axis with Green if the y value is greater than 10, and ...
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### ArrayPlot with a user-defined color function is misbehaving

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.4.1 or later I am using ArrayPlot to show some arrays with values from 0 to 1. I want 0 to be black and 1 to be ...
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### Define a color function using Piecewise

How can I define a ColorFunction for my ContourPlot using Piecewise? For example, after ...
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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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### What is the default ColorFunction for Image3D?

What is the default ColorFunction for Image3D? I find it a bit confusing that the most intense colour is not shown where the ...
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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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### Python-style plots in Mathematica

I love making plots in Mathematica. And I love to spend a lot of time making high-quality plots that maximize readability and aesthetics. For most cases, Mathematica can make very beautiful images, ...
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### Logarithmic scale in a DensityPlot and its legend

I was recently faced with the task of creating a DensityPlot with a logarithmic colour scale, and with providing it with an appropriate legend. Since I could not find any resources to this effect on ...
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### How to find major color in a picture?

I want to find the major color (the color which appears most often) in a picture and do some analysis later. For example, if I have this picture: What I want to do is find out that gray, red, ...
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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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### Morphing Graphics, color and location

I would like to make a small animation : 1-We start with a random distribution of gray points : ...
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### Modify existing color scheme

I am using the "TemperatureMap" color scheme for image processing. How can I set the lowest color value to Black? Generally ...
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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 ...