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This article or section documents the current version of Scratch (version 3.0). For this article in Scratch 1.4, see Color Picker (1.4).

The color 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 color pickers (or palettes): the basic and advanced. The pen color palette supports 200 colors in total.

Supported Values

The color palette supports the following values:

  • Color
  • Saturation
  • Brightness

Prior to Scratch 2.0, it only supported color and shade. In Scratch 3.0, the color palette uses an HSV color picker.[1]

Switching Between Palettes

Near the bottom-left of the color 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 color palette

Basic Color Palette

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The basic color palette was limited to 56 colors to select from. However, it included seven gray-scale colors, which can be difficult to achieve through the advanced palette. To select a color, one could simply click on it.

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

The advanced color palette (from Scratch 3.0)

Advanced Color Palette

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

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