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gmtcolors — Explanation of color codes in GMT

Description

Colors can be specified in GMT as arguments to commands, generally as part of the -G or -W options to select polygon fill or outline pen. Colors are also used in color palette tables (CPTs) that help convert numerical values to colors.

GMT allows several ways to represent a color:

Colorname
Specify one of the named colors below. All names are case-insensitive.
R/G/B
Specify Red, Green, and Blue levels. Each value is separated by a slash and is in the range from 0 (dark) to 255 (light). This representation is used to color monitors.
#RRGGBB
Specify Red, Green, and Blue levels in the way that it is done in HTML. Use two characters for each color channel, ranging from 00 (dark) to FF (light). Upper and lower case are allowed.
Graylevel
For shades of gray, R = G = B, and only one number needs to be used. This representation is popular with black and white printers.
H-S-V
Specify Hue in the range 0 to 360 (degrees), S saturation between 0 (not saturated) and 1 (fully saturated), and value V between 0 (dark) and 1 (light). Number are separated by hyphens. This representation can be helpful when hue varies a lot.
C/M/Y/K
Specify Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and blacBD(K). Each number is in the range from 0 (no paint) to 1 (maximum paint). This representation is used by most color printers.

List of Colors

The following list contains the named colors that can be used in GMT and their equivalent color codes.

RGBName
255250250snow
248248255ghostwite
255250240floralwhite
255245238seashell
253245230oldlace
250240230linen
250235215antiquewhite
255239213papayawhip
255235205blanchedalmond
255228196bisque
255218185peachpuff
255222173navajowhite
255228181moccasin
255250205lemonchiffon
255248220cornsilk
255255240ivory
240255240honeydew
245255250mintcream
240255255azure
240248255aliceblue
230230250lavender
255240245lavenderblush
255228225mistyrose
100149237cornflowerblue
10690205slateblue
123104238mediumslateblue
132112255lightslateblue
135206235skyblue
135206250lightskyblue
119136153lightslategray
119136153lightslategrey
112128144slategray
112128144slategrey
176196222lightsteelblue
173216230lightblue
224255255lightcyan
176224230powderblue
175238238paleturquoise
102205170mediumaquamarine
127255212aquamarine
144238144lightgreen
143188143darkseagreen
152251152palegreen
1242520lawngreen
1272550chartreuse
17325547greenyellow
15420550yellowgreen
10714235olivedrab
189183107darkkhaki
240230140khaki
238232170palegoldenrod
238221130lightgoldenrod
255255224lightyellow
250250210lightgoldenrodyellow
2552550yellow
1281280darkyellow
2552150gold
21816532goldenrod
18413411darkgoldenrod
188143143rosybrown
2059292indianred
1396919saddlebrown
1608245sienna
20513363peru
222184135burlywood
245245220beige
245222179wheat
24416496sandybrown
210180140tan
21010530chocolate
1783434firebrick
23519085lightbrown
1654242brown
1206030darkbrown
233150122darksalmon
250128114salmon
255160122lightsalmon
255192128lightorange
2551650orange
2551400darkorange
25512780coral
240128128lightcoral
2559971tomato
255690orangered
25500red
255128128lightred
13900darkred
25520147deeppink
255105180hotpink
255192203pink
255182193lightpink
219112147palevioletred
1764896maroon
19921133mediumvioletred
20832144violetred
1390139darkmagenta
2550255magenta
255128255lightmagenta
238130238violet
218112214orchid
221160221plum
18685211mediumorchid
15350204darkorchid
1480211darkviolet
13843226blueviolet
16032240purple
147112219mediumpurple
216191216thistle
105105105dimgray
105105105dimgrey
169169169darkgray
169169169darkgrey
190190190gray
190190190grey
211211211lightgrey
211211211lightgray
220220220gainsboro
245245245whitesmoke
255255255white
255250250snow1
238233233snow2
205201201snow3
139137137snow4
255245238seashell1
238229222seashell2
205197191seashell3
139134130seashell4
255239219antiquewhite1
238223204antiquewhite2
205192176antiquewhite3
139131120antiquewhite4
255228196bisque1
238213183bisque2
205183158bisque3
139125107bisque4
255218185peachpuff1
238203173peachpuff2
205175149peachpuff3
139119101peachpuff4
255222173navajowhite1
238207161navajowhite2
205179139navajowhite3
13912194navajowhite4
255250205lemonchiffon1
238233191lemonchiffon2
205201165lemonchiffon3
139137112lemonchiffon4
255248220cornsilk1
238232205cornsilk2
205200177cornsilk3
139136120cornsilk4
255255240ivory1
238238224ivory2
205205193ivory3
139139131ivory4
240255240honeydew1
224238224honeydew2
193205193honeydew3
131139131honeydew4
255240245lavenderblush1
238224229lavenderblush2
205193197lavenderblush3
139131134lavenderblush4
255228225mistyrose1
238213210mistyrose2
205183181mistyrose3
139125123mistyrose4
240255255azure1
224238238azure2
193205205azure3
131139139azure4
131111255slateblue1
122103238slateblue2
10589205slateblue3
135206255skyblue1
126192238skyblue2
108166205skyblue3
176226255lightskyblue1
164211238lightskyblue2
141182205lightskyblue3
198226255slategray1
185211238slategray2
159182205slategray3
108123139slategray4
202225255lightsteelblue1
188210238lightsteelblue2
162181205lightsteelblue3
110123139lightsteelblue4
191239255lightblue1
178223238lightblue2
154192205lightblue3
104131139lightblue4
224255255lightcyan1
209238238lightcyan2
180205205lightcyan3
122139139lightcyan4
187255255paleturquoise1
174238238paleturquoise2
150205205paleturquoise3
102139139paleturquoise4
152245255cadetblue1
142229238cadetblue2
122197205cadetblue3
151255255darkslategray1
141238238darkslategray2
121205205darkslategray3
127255212aquamarine1
118238198aquamarine2
102205170aquamarine3
193255193darkseagreen1
180238180darkseagreen2
155205155darkseagreen3
105139105darkseagreen4
154255154palegreen1
144238144palegreen2
124205124palegreen3
1272550chartreuse1
1182380chartreuse2
1022050chartreuse3
19225562olivedrab1
17923858olivedrab2
15420550olivedrab3
10513934olivedrab4
202255112darkolivegreen1
188238104darkolivegreen2
16220590darkolivegreen3
11013961darkolivegreen4
255246143khaki1
238230133khaki2
205198115khaki3
13913478khaki4
255236139lightgoldenrod1
238220130lightgoldenrod2
205190112lightgoldenrod3
13912976lightgoldenrod4
255255224lightyellow1
238238209lightyellow2
205205180lightyellow3
139139122lightyellow4
2552550yellow1
2382380yellow2
2052050yellow3
1391390yellow4
2552150gold1
2382010gold2
2051730gold3
1391170gold4
25519337goldenrod1
23818034goldenrod2
20515529goldenrod3
13910520goldenrod4
25518515darkgoldenrod1
23817314darkgoldenrod2
20514912darkgoldenrod3
1391018darkgoldenrod4
255193193rosybrown1
238180180rosybrown2
205155155rosybrown3
139105105rosybrown4
255106106indianred1
2389999indianred2
2058585indianred3
1395858indianred4
25513071sienna1
23812166sienna2
20510457sienna3
1397138sienna4
255211155burlywood1
238197145burlywood2
205170125burlywood3
13911585burlywood4
255231186wheat1
238216174wheat2
205186150wheat3
139126102wheat4
25516579tan1
23815473tan2
20513363tan3
1399043tan4
25512736chocolate1
23811833chocolate2
20510229chocolate3
1396919chocolate4
2554848firebrick1
2384444firebrick2
2053838firebrick3
1392626firebrick4
2556464brown1
2385959brown2
2055151brown3
1393535brown4
255140105salmon1
23813098salmon2
20511284salmon3
1397657salmon4
255160122lightsalmon1
238149114lightsalmon2
20512998lightsalmon3
1398766lightsalmon4
2551650orange1
2381540orange2
2051330orange3
139900orange4
2551270darkorange1
2381180darkorange2
2051020darkorange3
139690darkorange4
25511486coral1
23810680coral2
2059169coral3
1396247coral4
2559971tomato1
2389266tomato2
2057957tomato3
1395438tomato4
255690orangered1
238640orangered2
205550orangered3
139370orangered4
25500red1
23800red2
20500red3
13900red4
25520147deeppink1
23818137deeppink2
20516118deeppink3
1391080deeppink4
255110180hotpink1
238106167hotpink2
20596144hotpink3
1395898hotpink4
255181197pink1
238169184pink2
205145158pink3
13999108pink4
255174185lightpink1
238162173lightpink2
205140149lightpink3
13995101lightpink4
255130171palevioletred1
238121159palevioletred2
205104137palevioletred3
1397193palevioletred4
25552179maroon1
23848167maroon2
20541144maroon3
1392898maroon4
25562150violetred1
23858140violetred2
20550120violetred3
1393482violetred4
2550255magenta1
2380238magenta2
2050205magenta3
1390139magenta4
255131250orchid1
238122233orchid2
205105201orchid3
13971137orchid4
255187255plum1
238174238plum2
205150205plum3
139102139plum4
224102255mediumorchid1
20995238mediumorchid2
18082205mediumorchid3
12255139mediumorchid4
19162255darkorchid1
17858238darkorchid2
15450205darkorchid3
10434139darkorchid4
15548255purple1
14544238purple2
12538205purple3
171130255mediumpurple1
159121238mediumpurple2
137104205mediumpurple3
255225255thistle1
238210238thistle2
205181205thistle3
139123139thistle4
102102102gray40
102102102grey40
105105105gray41
105105105grey41
107107107gray42
107107107grey42
110110110gray43
110110110grey43
112112112gray44
112112112grey44
115115115gray45
115115115grey45
117117117gray46
117117117grey46
120120120gray47
120120120grey47
122122122gray48
122122122grey48
125125125gray49
125125125grey49
127127127gray50
127127127grey50
130130130gray51
130130130grey51
133133133gray52
133133133grey52
135135135gray53
135135135grey53
138138138gray54
138138138grey54
140140140gray55
140140140grey55
143143143gray56
143143143grey56
145145145gray57
145145145grey57
148148148gray58
148148148grey58
150150150gray59
150150150grey59
153153153gray60
153153153grey60
156156156gray61
156156156grey61
158158158gray62
158158158grey62
161161161gray63
161161161grey63
163163163gray64
163163163grey64
166166166gray65
166166166grey65
168168168gray66
168168168grey66
171171171gray67
171171171grey67
173173173gray68
173173173grey68
176176176gray69
176176176grey69
179179179gray70
179179179grey70
181181181gray71
181181181grey71
184184184gray72
184184184grey72
186186186gray73
186186186grey73
189189189gray74
189189189grey74
191191191gray75
191191191grey75
194194194gray76
194194194grey76
196196196gray77
196196196grey77
199199199gray78
199199199grey78
201201201gray79
201201201grey79
204204204gray80
204204204grey80
207207207gray81
207207207grey81
209209209gray82
209209209grey82
212212212gray83
212212212grey83
214214214gray84
214214214grey84
217217217gray85
217217217grey85
219219219gray86
219219219grey86
222222222gray87
222222222grey87
224224224gray88
224224224grey88
227227227gray89
227227227grey89
229229229gray90
229229229grey90
232232232gray91
232232232grey91
235235235gray92
235235235grey92
237237237gray93
237237237grey93
240240240gray94
240240240grey94
242242242gray95
242242242grey95
245245245gray96
245245245grey96
247247247gray97
247247247grey97
250250250gray98
250250250grey98
252252252gray99
252252252grey99
255255255gray100
255255255grey100

Further Information

For more information on the use of color, read Appendix I of the GMT TECHNICAL REFERENCE AND COOKBOOK.

See Also

gmt.conf , gmtlogo , grdcontour , grdvector , grdview psbasemap , pscoast , pscontour, pshistogram , psimage , pslegend , psmask , psrose , pstext , pswiggle , psxy , psxyz

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October 20, 2016 5.3.1 GMT