Amazon QuickSight
User Guide

Changing Visual Colors in Amazon QuickSight

You can change the color of one, some, or all elements on visuals that use a scatter plot, pie chart, donut chart, or gauge chart. You can also change the color of 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, suppose that you set the color for the SMB bar to blue.

Then you change the chart color to green. The SMB bar remains blue.

When you change the color of an element that is grouped, the color for that element is changed in all of the groups. An example is a bar in a clustered bar chart,

Setting New Colors for a Visual

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

  1. On the analysis page, choose the visual that 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 that you want to use. You can choose a color from the existing palette, or you can choose a custom color. To use a custom color, enter a color hex code.

    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 that you want to use. You can choose a color from the existing palette, or you can choose a custom color. To use a custom color, enter a color hex code.

    Repeat this step until you have set the color on all elements that 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, choose the visual that 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.