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Color Schemes
Mathematica includes a wide selection of carefully chosen color schemes that can immediately be used throughout the Mathematica graphics and visualization system.
ColorData named color gradients and collections
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PalettesColor Schemes a palette for selecting a color scheme
ColorDataFunction color scheme object
Color Gradients
"Gradients" — list of named color gradients
Named Colors
"HTML" named HTML colors (e.g. )
"Atoms" colors for atom icons (e.g. , , , ...)
Indexed Color Palette Collections
"Indexed" list of indexed color collections (ColorData[n] etc.)
Physics-Oriented Color Schemes
"VisibleSpectrum" — colors based on light wavelength in nanometers
"BlackbodySpectrum" — colors based on temperature in kelvin