Color Palette

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The colour palette is a feature of the Scratch Paint Editor which allows a variety of colors to be chosen for use on the canvas. There are two colour pickers (or palettes): the basic and advanced. The pen colour palette supports 200 colours in total.

Supported Values

The colour palette supports the following values:

  • colour
  • saturation
  • shade

Prior to Scratch 2.0, it only supported colour and shade.

Switching Between Palettes

Near the bottom-left of the colour palette is a medium-sized icon to switch over to the other palette. This icon resembles the palette that will be switched to.

The basic colour palette

Basic Colour Palette

The basic colour palette is limited to 56 colours to select from. However, it includes seven gray-scale colours, which can be difficult to achieve through the advanced palette. To select a colour, simply click on it.

One of the colours that the advanced palette does not support is transparency, which is no colour at all. In Scratch, transparent parts of a costume are see-through. To select transparency, click on the white box with the red slash in the top-right of the palette.

The advanced colour palette

Advanced Colour Palette

The advanced colour palette has tens of thousands of combinations to select from. The shade bar is separate from the palette of saturation and colour. To choose a colour, simply click on the desired one, and drag the shade slider if needed.

See Also

This article or section documents the current version of Scratch (version 2.0). For this article in Scratch 1.4, see Color Picker (1.4).
  • This page was last modified on 7 July 2017, at 05:41.