Scientific color map suite of perceptually uniform and color-blind friendly color gradients.

Overview of complete set of Scientific colour maps containing exclusively perceptually-uniform and colour-vision deficiency (and colour-blind) friendly colour palettes by Fabio Crameri.

  • Creator: Fabio Crameri
  • Original version: 20.09.2021
  • This version: 14.06.2023
  • License: MIT License
  • Specific citation: The Scientific colour maps by Fabio Crameri (Crameri 2018) prevent visual distortion of the data and exclusion of readers with colour­-vision deficiencies (Crameri et al., 2020) and the overview graphic is available via the open-access repository.
  • Related references:
    Crameri, F. (2018). Scientific colour maps. Zenodo.
    Crameri, F., G.E. Shephard, and P.J. Heron (2020), The misuse of colour in science communication, Nature Communications, 11, 5444. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19160-7

  • Different aspect ratio versions
  • Light & dark versions
  • Colour-vision deficiency friendly
  • Readable in black&white
  • Colour maps: Open-access
  • Colour maps: Various formats

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  1. HHB

    nice palettes, the gnuplot versions are broken. They have “set palette defined” twice, easily fixed

    1. Fabio Crameri

      Thank you. I fixed it and will make it, together with other fixes, available in the next Scientific colour map update. – Fabio via