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gmtcolors ā€” 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 blacK. 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.

R G B Name
255 250 250 snow
248 248 255 ghostwite
255 250 240 floralwhite
255 245 238 seashell
253 245 230 oldlace
250 240 230 linen
250 235 215 antiquewhite
255 239 213 papayawhip
255 235 205 blanchedalmond
255 228 196 bisque
255 218 185 peachpuff
255 222 173 navajowhite
255 228 181 moccasin
255 250 205 lemonchiffon
255 248 220 cornsilk
255 255 240 ivory
240 255 240 honeydew
245 255 250 mintcream
240 255 255 azure
240 248 255 aliceblue
230 230 250 lavender
255 240 245 lavenderblush
255 228 225 mistyrose
100 149 237 cornflowerblue
106 90 205 slateblue
123 104 238 mediumslateblue
132 112 255 lightslateblue
135 206 235 skyblue
135 206 250 lightskyblue
119 136 153 lightslategray
119 136 153 lightslategrey
112 128 144 slategray
112 128 144 slategrey
176 196 222 lightsteelblue
173 216 230 lightblue
224 255 255 lightcyan
176 224 230 powderblue
175 238 238 paleturquoise
102 205 170 mediumaquamarine
127 255 212 aquamarine
144 238 144 lightgreen
143 188 143 darkseagreen
152 251 152 palegreen
124 252 0 lawngreen
127 255 0 chartreuse
173 255 47 greenyellow
154 205 50 yellowgreen
107 142 35 olivedrab
189 183 107 darkkhaki
240 230 140 khaki
238 232 170 palegoldenrod
238 221 130 lightgoldenrod
255 255 224 lightyellow
250 250 210 lightgoldenrodyellow
255 255 0 yellow
128 128 0 darkyellow
255 215 0 gold
218 165 32 goldenrod
184 134 11 darkgoldenrod
188 143 143 rosybrown
205 92 92 indianred
139 69 19 saddlebrown
160 82 45 sienna
205 133 63 peru
222 184 135 burlywood
245 245 220 beige
245 222 179 wheat
244 164 96 sandybrown
210 180 140 tan
210 105 30 chocolate
178 34 34 firebrick
235 190 85 lightbrown
165 42 42 brown
120 60 30 darkbrown
233 150 122 darksalmon
250 128 114 salmon
255 160 122 lightsalmon
255 192 128 lightorange
255 165 0 orange
255 140 0 darkorange
255 127 80 coral
240 128 128 lightcoral
255 99 71 tomato
255 69 0 orangered
255 0 0 red
255 128 128 lightred
139 0 0 darkred
255 20 147 deeppink
255 105 180 hotpink
255 192 203 pink
255 182 193 lightpink
219 112 147 palevioletred
176 48 96 maroon
199 21 133 mediumvioletred
208 32 144 violetred
139 0 139 darkmagenta
255 0 255 magenta
255 128 255 lightmagenta
238 130 238 violet
218 112 214 orchid
221 160 221 plum
186 85 211 mediumorchid
153 50 204 darkorchid
148 0 211 darkviolet
138 43 226 blueviolet
160 32 240 purple
147 112 219 mediumpurple
216 191 216 thistle
105 105 105 dimgray
105 105 105 dimgrey
169 169 169 darkgray
169 169 169 darkgrey
190 190 190 gray
190 190 190 grey
211 211 211 lightgrey
211 211 211 lightgray
220 220 220 gainsboro
245 245 245 whitesmoke
255 255 255 white
255 250 250 snow1
238 233 233 snow2
205 201 201 snow3
139 137 137 snow4
255 245 238 seashell1
238 229 222 seashell2
205 197 191 seashell3
139 134 130 seashell4
255 239 219 antiquewhite1
238 223 204 antiquewhite2
205 192 176 antiquewhite3
139 131 120 antiquewhite4
255 228 196 bisque1
238 213 183 bisque2
205 183 158 bisque3
139 125 107 bisque4
255 218 185 peachpuff1
238 203 173 peachpuff2
205 175 149 peachpuff3
139 119 101 peachpuff4
255 222 173 navajowhite1
238 207 161 navajowhite2
205 179 139 navajowhite3
139 121 94 navajowhite4
255 250 205 lemonchiffon1
238 233 191 lemonchiffon2
205 201 165 lemonchiffon3
139 137 112 lemonchiffon4
255 248 220 cornsilk1
238 232 205 cornsilk2
205 200 177 cornsilk3
139 136 120 cornsilk4
255 255 240 ivory1
238 238 224 ivory2
205 205 193 ivory3
139 139 131 ivory4
240 255 240 honeydew1
224 238 224 honeydew2
193 205 193 honeydew3
131 139 131 honeydew4
255 240 245 lavenderblush1
238 224 229 lavenderblush2
205 193 197 lavenderblush3
139 131 134 lavenderblush4
255 228 225 mistyrose1
238 213 210 mistyrose2
205 183 181 mistyrose3
139 125 123 mistyrose4
240 255 255 azure1
224 238 238 azure2
193 205 205 azure3
131 139 139 azure4
131 111 255 slateblue1
122 103 238 slateblue2
105 89 205 slateblue3
135 206 255 skyblue1
126 192 238 skyblue2
108 166 205 skyblue3
176 226 255 lightskyblue1
164 211 238 lightskyblue2
141 182 205 lightskyblue3
198 226 255 slategray1
185 211 238 slategray2
159 182 205 slategray3
108 123 139 slategray4
202 225 255 lightsteelblue1
188 210 238 lightsteelblue2
162 181 205 lightsteelblue3
110 123 139 lightsteelblue4
191 239 255 lightblue1
178 223 238 lightblue2
154 192 205 lightblue3
104 131 139 lightblue4
224 255 255 lightcyan1
209 238 238 lightcyan2
180 205 205 lightcyan3
122 139 139 lightcyan4
187 255 255 paleturquoise1
174 238 238 paleturquoise2
150 205 205 paleturquoise3
102 139 139 paleturquoise4
152 245 255 cadetblue1
142 229 238 cadetblue2
122 197 205 cadetblue3
151 255 255 darkslategray1
141 238 238 darkslategray2
121 205 205 darkslategray3
127 255 212 aquamarine1
118 238 198 aquamarine2
102 205 170 aquamarine3
193 255 193 darkseagreen1
180 238 180 darkseagreen2
155 205 155 darkseagreen3
105 139 105 darkseagreen4
154 255 154 palegreen1
144 238 144 palegreen2
124 205 124 palegreen3
127 255 0 chartreuse1
118 238 0 chartreuse2
102 205 0 chartreuse3
192 255 62 olivedrab1
179 238 58 olivedrab2
154 205 50 olivedrab3
105 139 34 olivedrab4
202 255 112 darkolivegreen1
188 238 104 darkolivegreen2
162 205 90 darkolivegreen3
110 139 61 darkolivegreen4
255 246 143 khaki1
238 230 133 khaki2
205 198 115 khaki3
139 134 78 khaki4
255 236 139 lightgoldenrod1
238 220 130 lightgoldenrod2
205 190 112 lightgoldenrod3
139 129 76 lightgoldenrod4
255 255 224 lightyellow1
238 238 209 lightyellow2
205 205 180 lightyellow3
139 139 122 lightyellow4
255 255 0 yellow1
238 238 0 yellow2
205 205 0 yellow3
139 139 0 yellow4
255 215 0 gold1
238 201 0 gold2
205 173 0 gold3
139 117 0 gold4
255 193 37 goldenrod1
238 180 34 goldenrod2
205 155 29 goldenrod3
139 105 20 goldenrod4
255 185 15 darkgoldenrod1
238 173 14 darkgoldenrod2
205 149 12 darkgoldenrod3
139 101 8 darkgoldenrod4
255 193 193 rosybrown1
238 180 180 rosybrown2
205 155 155 rosybrown3
139 105 105 rosybrown4
255 106 106 indianred1
238 99 99 indianred2
205 85 85 indianred3
139 58 58 indianred4
255 130 71 sienna1
238 121 66 sienna2
205 104 57 sienna3
139 71 38 sienna4
255 211 155 burlywood1
238 197 145 burlywood2
205 170 125 burlywood3
139 115 85 burlywood4
255 231 186 wheat1
238 216 174 wheat2
205 186 150 wheat3
139 126 102 wheat4
255 165 79 tan1
238 154 73 tan2
205 133 63 tan3
139 90 43 tan4
255 127 36 chocolate1
238 118 33 chocolate2
205 102 29 chocolate3
139 69 19 chocolate4
255 48 48 firebrick1
238 44 44 firebrick2
205 38 38 firebrick3
139 26 26 firebrick4
255 64 64 brown1
238 59 59 brown2
205 51 51 brown3
139 35 35 brown4
255 140 105 salmon1
238 130 98 salmon2
205 112 84 salmon3
139 76 57 salmon4
255 160 122 lightsalmon1
238 149 114 lightsalmon2
205 129 98 lightsalmon3
139 87 66 lightsalmon4
255 165 0 orange1
238 154 0 orange2
205 133 0 orange3
139 90 0 orange4
255 127 0 darkorange1
238 118 0 darkorange2
205 102 0 darkorange3
139 69 0 darkorange4
255 114 86 coral1
238 106 80 coral2
205 91 69 coral3
139 62 47 coral4
255 99 71 tomato1
238 92 66 tomato2
205 79 57 tomato3
139 54 38 tomato4
255 69 0 orangered1
238 64 0 orangered2
205 55 0 orangered3
139 37 0 orangered4
255 0 0 red1
238 0 0 red2
205 0 0 red3
139 0 0 red4
255 20 147 deeppink1
238 18 137 deeppink2
205 16 118 deeppink3
139 10 80 deeppink4
255 110 180 hotpink1
238 106 167 hotpink2
205 96 144 hotpink3
139 58 98 hotpink4
255 181 197 pink1
238 169 184 pink2
205 145 158 pink3
139 99 108 pink4
255 174 185 lightpink1
238 162 173 lightpink2
205 140 149 lightpink3
139 95 101 lightpink4
255 130 171 palevioletred1
238 121 159 palevioletred2
205 104 137 palevioletred3
139 71 93 palevioletred4
255 52 179 maroon1
238 48 167 maroon2
205 41 144 maroon3
139 28 98 maroon4
255 62 150 violetred1
238 58 140 violetred2
205 50 120 violetred3
139 34 82 violetred4
255 0 255 magenta1
238 0 238 magenta2
205 0 205 magenta3
139 0 139 magenta4
255 131 250 orchid1
238 122 233 orchid2
205 105 201 orchid3
139 71 137 orchid4
255 187 255 plum1
238 174 238 plum2
205 150 205 plum3
139 102 139 plum4
224 102 255 mediumorchid1
209 95 238 mediumorchid2
180 82 205 mediumorchid3
122 55 139 mediumorchid4
191 62 255 darkorchid1
178 58 238 darkorchid2
154 50 205 darkorchid3
104 34 139 darkorchid4
155 48 255 purple1
145 44 238 purple2
125 38 205 purple3
171 130 255 mediumpurple1
159 121 238 mediumpurple2
137 104 205 mediumpurple3
255 225 255 thistle1
238 210 238 thistle2
205 181 205 thistle3
139 123 139 thistle4
102 102 102 gray40
102 102 102 grey40
105 105 105 gray41
105 105 105 grey41
107 107 107 gray42
107 107 107 grey42
110 110 110 gray43
110 110 110 grey43
112 112 112 gray44
112 112 112 grey44
115 115 115 gray45
115 115 115 grey45
117 117 117 gray46
117 117 117 grey46
120 120 120 gray47
120 120 120 grey47
122 122 122 gray48
122 122 122 grey48
125 125 125 gray49
125 125 125 grey49
127 127 127 gray50
127 127 127 grey50
130 130 130 gray51
130 130 130 grey51
133 133 133 gray52
133 133 133 grey52
135 135 135 gray53
135 135 135 grey53
138 138 138 gray54
138 138 138 grey54
140 140 140 gray55
140 140 140 grey55
143 143 143 gray56
143 143 143 grey56
145 145 145 gray57
145 145 145 grey57
148 148 148 gray58
148 148 148 grey58
150 150 150 gray59
150 150 150 grey59
153 153 153 gray60
153 153 153 grey60
156 156 156 gray61
156 156 156 grey61
158 158 158 gray62
158 158 158 grey62
161 161 161 gray63
161 161 161 grey63
163 163 163 gray64
163 163 163 grey64
166 166 166 gray65
166 166 166 grey65
168 168 168 gray66
168 168 168 grey66
171 171 171 gray67
171 171 171 grey67
173 173 173 gray68
173 173 173 grey68
176 176 176 gray69
176 176 176 grey69
179 179 179 gray70
179 179 179 grey70
181 181 181 gray71
181 181 181 grey71
184 184 184 gray72
184 184 184 grey72
186 186 186 gray73
186 186 186 grey73
189 189 189 gray74
189 189 189 grey74
191 191 191 gray75
191 191 191 grey75
194 194 194 gray76
194 194 194 grey76
196 196 196 gray77
196 196 196 grey77
199 199 199 gray78
199 199 199 grey78
201 201 201 gray79
201 201 201 grey79
204 204 204 gray80
204 204 204 grey80
207 207 207 gray81
207 207 207 grey81
209 209 209 gray82
209 209 209 grey82
212 212 212 gray83
212 212 212 grey83
214 214 214 gray84
214 214 214 grey84
217 217 217 gray85
217 217 217 grey85
219 219 219 gray86
219 219 219 grey86
222 222 222 gray87
222 222 222 grey87
224 224 224 gray88
224 224 224 grey88
227 227 227 gray89
227 227 227 grey89
229 229 229 gray90
229 229 229 grey90
232 232 232 gray91
232 232 232 grey91
235 235 235 gray92
235 235 235 grey92
237 237 237 gray93
237 237 237 grey93
240 240 240 gray94
240 240 240 grey94
242 242 242 gray95
242 242 242 grey95
245 245 245 gray96
245 245 245 grey96
247 247 247 gray97
247 247 247 grey97
250 250 250 gray98
250 250 250 grey98
252 252 252 gray99
252 252 252 grey99
255 255 255 gray100
255 255 255 grey100

Further Information

For more information on the use of color, read Chapter Color Space of the 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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Jun 24, 2017 5.4.2 GMT