I wanted to use Around to plot values with uncertainties in ListPlot. But when I used PlotStyle to change the color, it only changes the color of the dots but not the error bars; for example

ListPlot[{Around[1, 0.1]}, PlotStyle -> Red]

How can I also change the color of the error bars?

  • $\begingroup$ This is a version-specific problem. The error bar is Red in v12.0 and v12.2 on my Mac; however, in v12.1.1 I need to use ListPlot[{Around[1, 0.1]}, PlotStyle -> Red] /. RGBColor[__] :> Red $\endgroup$
    – Bob Hanlon
    May 14, 2021 at 12:13
  • $\begingroup$ See also IntervalMarkersStyle $\endgroup$
    – MelaGo
    May 14, 2021 at 22:36

1 Answer 1


With v12.0 or v12.2 the color of the error bars match the PlotStyle; however, with v12.1.1


(* "12.1.1 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (June 19, 2020)" *)

  {{1, Around[1, 0.1]}, {3, Around[2, 0.1]}},
  {{2, Around[2, 0.1]}, {4, Around[1.5, 0.1]}}}, 
 PlotStyle -> {Red, Darker@Green},
 PlotLegends -> Automatic]

enter image description here

A workaround is to replace each RGBColor with the associated PlotStyle

    {{1, Around[1, 0.1]}, {3, Around[2, 0.1]}}, PlotStyle -> Red] /. 
   RGBColor[__] :> Red,
    {{2, Around[2, 0.1]}, {4, Around[1.5, 0.1]}}, 
    PlotStyle -> Darker@Green] /. RGBColor[__] :> Darker@Green,
  PlotRange -> All],
 PointLegend[{Red, Darker@Green}, Automatic]]

enter image description here

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Hi Bob, Thanks a lot for your comment and your answer! Indeed I was using 12.1.1 and once I upgraded to 12.2.0 it works. $\endgroup$
    – H. Zhou
    May 14, 2021 at 13:55

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