This is documentation for Mathematica 6, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.
View current documentation (Version 11.1)
Combining a new level of programmatic support for symbolic color with carefully chosen aesthetic color parametrizations, Mathematica allows a uniquely flexible and compelling approach to color and transparency in graphics and all other forms of display.
RGBColor, Hue, CMYKColor, GrayLevel color models
Lighter, Darker make colors lighter, darker
Blend blend of colors
ColorData hundreds of color schemes (gradients, named collections, etc.)
"Gradients"  ▪ "Indexed"  ▪ "Physical"  ▪ "Rainbow"  ▪ "Temperature"  ▪ ...
Named Colors
Red  ▪ Green  ▪ Blue  ▪ Black  ▪ White  ▪ Gray  ▪ Cyan  ▪ Magenta  ▪ Yellow  ▪ Brown  ▪ Orange  ▪ Pink  ▪ Purple
LightRed  ▪ LightGreen  ▪ LightBlue  ▪ LightGray  ▪ LightCyan  ▪ LightMagenta  ▪ LightYellow  ▪ LightBrown  ▪ LightOrange  ▪ LightPink  ▪ LightPurple
Opacity opacity level (0 for transparent)
Style specify a color for any object
Glow glow color for 3D graphics
Specularity shininess color for 3D graphics
VertexColors, VertexNormals data for color interpolation in polygons
ColorRules rules for determining colors for discrete data
ColorFunction general function for determining colors from coordinates and values
Interactive Color Controls
Import, Export import, export with many color maps, depths, models