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Changing Visual Colors in Amazon QuickSight

You can change the color of one, some, or all elements on visuals that use scatter plot, pie chart, or any of the bar chart or line chart visual types. You can change the chart color used by all elements on the chart, and also change the color of individual elements. When you set the color for an individual element, it overrides the chart color. For example, if you set the color for the Arts bar to blue:

And then change the chart color to green, the Arts bar remains blue:

When you change the color of an element that is grouped, for example a bar in a clustered bar chart, the color for that element is changed in all of the groups. For example, if you have the following visual and you modify the color for the West region from purple to red:

It is modified in all of the clusters:

Setting New Colors for a Visual

Use the following procedure to change the colors for a visual.

  1. On the analysis page, select the visual you want to modify.

  2. To change the chart color, choose any element on the visual, and then choose Chart Color.

    To select elements, do the following:

    • On a bar chart, choose any bar.

    • On a line chart, choose the end of a line.

    • On a scatter plot, choose an element. The field must be in the Group/Color section of Field wells.

  3. Choose the color you want. All elements on the visual are changed to use this color, except for any that have previously had their color individually set. In that case, the element color overrides the chart color.

  4. To change the color for a single element on the visual, choose that element, choose Color <fieldname>, and then choose the color you want.

    Repeat this step until you have set the color on all elements you want to modify.

Setting Visual Colors Back to Defaults

Use the following procedure to return to using the default colors on a visual.

  1. On the analysis page, select the visual you want to modify.

  2. To change the chart color back to the default color for that visual type, choose any element on the visual, choose Chart Color, and then choose Reset to Default. All elements on the visual are changed to the default color for the visual type, except for any that have previously had their color individually set. In that case, the element color setting overrides the chart color setting.

  3. To change the color for a single element back to the default, choose that element, choose Color <fieldname>, and then choose Reset to Default. The default color for individual elements is the chart color if you have specified one, or the default color for the visual type otherwise.