New color palettes in Tableau – viz like an artist

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You have probably noticed by now that I am big fan of colors in data visualisations and rather fond of custom color palettes.

This morning I saw a retweet by Megan Hunt of color palettes from famous paintings and I knew I had to get my hands on those hex codes…

I had a bit of a play and created the script for the Tableau preferences file so I can use these palettes in my visualisations if the mood strikes.

And so that you can save yourself a bit of time, here it is, in case you’d like to use it as well. Just insert into your preferences file, save, restart Tableau and they should all appear…

Note: I didn’t create all the palettes, because some had a very limited range of colors

Enjoy!

colour-palettes

 

Script:

<color-palette name="Mona Lisa - Da Vinci" type="regular" >
<color>#0f150e</color> 
<color>#c0b77d</color> 
<color>#7f7c4b</color> 
<color>#503e1e</color> 
<color>#eabe68</color> 
<color>#505431</color> 
<color>#826027</color> 
<color>#bc8939</color> 
<color>#a7943f</color> 
<color></color> 
<color></color> 
<color></color> 
</color-palette>

<color-palette name="The girl with the pearl earring - Vermeer" type="regular" >
<color>#110f08</color> 
<color>#5b3719</color> 
<color>#99642a</color> 
<color>#3b1e12</color> 
<color>#d5a54b</color> 
<color>#798c7f</color> 
<color>#b46f1f</color> 
<color>#9c8b52</color> 
<color>#45565c</color> 
<color>#d4dcb0</color> 
</color-palette>

<color-palette name="The Rokeby Venus - Velazquez" type="regular" >
<color>#3e2a22</color> 
<color>#c0a686</color> 
<color>#b3875c</color> 
<color>#541f1c</color> 
<color>#6c221d</color> 
<color>#902e2e</color> 
<color>#7c4c31</color> 
<color>#c6b8ae</color> 
</color-palette>

<color-palette name="The Scream - Munch" type="regular" >
<color>#121e1a</color> 
<color>#4e4c30</color> 
<color>#8a7243</color> 
<color>#ef6e1e</color> 
<color>#eeac53</color> 
<color>#f73e06</color> 
<color>#ab6e34</color> 
<color>#e6c977</color> 
<color>#f69b2a</color> 
<color>#f8c33e</color> 
</color-palette>

<color-palette name="The Starry Night - Van Gogh" type="regular" >
<color>#242d34</color> 
<color>#577491</color> 
<color>#7b94a4</color> 
<color>#3f547c</color> 
<color>#9bafaa</color> 
<color>#bbc5af</color> 
<color>#c4c697</color> 
<color>#d5bc6a</color> 
<color>#5f5e4b</color> 
</color-palette>

<color-palette name="The Great Wave off Kanagawa - Hokusai" type="regular" >
<color>#a6a49b</color> 
<color>#e1c6a5</color> 
<color>#e7e2d2</color> 
<color>#8599a4</color> 
<color>#1f2950</color> 
<color>#4a5f79</color> 
<color>#3d403b</color> 
<color>#857d5d</color> 
<color>#bba76f</color> 
</color-palette>

<color-palette name="The Third of May, 1808 in Madrid - Goya" type="regular" >
<color>#3d2f1b</color> 
<color>#a48f4b</color> 
<color>#88886a</color> 
<color>#dcc395</color> 
<color>#66331e</color> 
<color>#a36b44</color> 
<color>#f1ddc7</color> 
<color>#dfb730</color> 
<color>#a94f50</color> 
<color>#b88343</color> 
</color-palette>

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