# List of Matplotlib Common Used Colors – Matplotlib Tutorial

By | February 24, 2021

Color is an important part in matplotlib, in this tutorial, we will list some most used in plots.

## How to use color in matplotlib?

We can use color name to change the color of plots. Here are some examples:

Set the bar color

The code is:

import matplotlib as plt
plt.bar(['train', 'test'], [len(train), len(test)], color=['aquamarine', 'dodgerblue'], width=0.5)
plt.ylabel('Number of Patents')

Here we use color=[‘aquamarine’, ‘dodgerblue’] to change the color of bar in matplotlib.

The bar looks like:

We also can change the color of line in matplotlib. Here is an example:

plt.plot(patent_num, color='deepskyblue')
plt.xlabel('CompanyID')
plt.ylabel('NumberOfPatent')

We use color=’deepskyblue’ to change its color.

It looks like:

In most situation, we can use color name to change the color of plots in matplotlib.

## List of Matplotlib Colors

In order to use color in matplotlib, we list some common used in application. They are: