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Red/Purple | Blue/Purple | Green/Purple | Brown/Copper | Blue/Yellow/Red
Blue | Purple | Green | Gray | Banded
Faded | Circular | Miscellaneous | White-in-the-middle | GMT
GrADS | matplotlib | Ncview | SVG | ColorBrewer

Rainbow color tables

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amwg256

254 colors
BkBlAqGrYeOrReViWh200

200 colors
BlAqGrYeOrRe

100 colors
BlAqGrYeOrReVi200

200 colors
BlGrYeOrReVi200

200 colors
example

113 colors
GMT_seis

256 colors
GMT_wysiwygcont

200 colors
matlab_hsv

64 colors
matlab_jet

64 colors
MPL_gist_ncar

128 colors
MPL_gist_rainbow

128 colors
MPL_hsv

128 colors
MPL_jet

128 colors
MPL_rainbow

128 colors
MPL_Spectral

128 colors
NCV_bright

256 colors
NCV_jaisnd

256 colors
NCV_jet

256 colors
NCV_rainbow2

256 colors
ncview_default

254 colors
nice_gfdl

225 colors
rainbow

188 colors
rainbow+gray

237 colors
rainbow+white

237 colors
rainbow+white+gray

238 colors
tbr_240-300

200 colors
tbr_stdev_0-30

200 colors
tbr_var_0-500

200 colors
tbrAvg1

100 colors
tbrStd1

101 colors
tbrVar1

101 colors
temp1

61 colors
testcmap

199 colors
ViBlGrWhYeOrRe

101 colors
wh-bl-gr-ye-re

199 colors
WhBlGrYeRe

100 colors
WhiteBlueGreenYellowRed

254 colors
WhViBlGrYeOrRe

101 colors
WhViBlGrYeOrReWh

101 colors

Small rainbow color tables

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amwg

16 colors
cosam

10 colors
cosam12

12 colors
cyclic

6 colors
GHRSST_anomaly

42 colors
GMT_wysiwyg

20 colors
grads_rainbow

13 colors
gui_default

22 colors
prcp_1

17 colors
prcp_2

12 colors
prcp_3

23 colors
radar

15 colors
radar_1

24 colors
seaice_1

13 colors
seaice_2

14 colors
so4_21

21 colors
so4_23

23 colors
wgne15

15 colors

Earth/Ocean color tables

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cmp_haxby

64 colors
GMT_drywet

60 colors
GMT_globe

256 colors
GMT_haxby

32 colors
GMT_nighttime

20 colors
GMT_ocean

80 colors
GMT_relief

256 colors
GMT_relief_oceanonly

160 colors
GMT_topo

256 colors
MPL_BrBG

128 colors
MPL_gist_earth

128 colors
MPL_ocean

128 colors
MPL_terrain

128 colors
NCV_gebco

24 colors
OceanLakeLandSnow

254 colors
topo_15lev

16 colors

Aid in color blindness color tables

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BlueDarkOrange18

18 colors
BlueDarkRed18

18 colors
BlueGreen14

14 colors
BrownBlue12

12 colors
Cat12

12 colors
cb_9step

78 colors
cb_rainbow

241 colors
cb_rainbow_inv

241 colors
CBR_coldhot

11 colors
CBR_drywet

11 colors
CBR_wet

11 colors
GreenMagenta16

16 colors
posneg_1

19 colors
posneg_2

20 colors
StepSeq25

25 colors

MeteoSwiss color tables

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hotcold_18lev

19 colors
hotcolr_19lev

20 colors
mch_default

15 colors
perc2_9lev

10 colors
percent_11lev

12 colors
precip2_15lev

16 colors
precip2_17lev

18 colors
precip3_16lev

17 colors
precip4_11lev

12 colors
precip4_diff_19lev

20 colors
precip_11lev

12 colors
precip_diff_12lev

13 colors
precip_diff_1lev

2 colors
rh_19lev

20 colors
spread_15lev

16 colors
sunshine_9lev

10 colors
sunshine_diff_12lev

13 colors
t2m_29lev

30 colors
temp_19lev

20 colors
temp_diff_18lev

19 colors
temp_diff_1lev

2 colors
topo_15lev

16 colors
wind_17lev

18 colors

Blue/Red color tables

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BlRe

96 colors
BlueDarkRed18

18 colors
BlueRed

252 colors
BlueRedGray

253 colors
BlWhRe

101 colors
CBR_coldhot

11 colors
cmp_b2r

64 colors
GMT_polar

20 colors
GMT_split

40 colors
hotcold_18lev

19 colors
hotcolr_19lev

20 colors
hotres

254 colors
MPL_bwr

128 colors
MPL_coolwarm

128 colors
MPL_RdBu

128 colors
MPL_seismic

128 colors
NCV_blu_red

256 colors
NCV_blue_red

256 colors
posneg_1

19 colors
posneg_2

20 colors
temp_19lev

20 colors
temp_diff_18lev

19 colors
temp_diff_1lev

2 colors
WhBlReWh

100 colors

Blue/Green color tables

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BlueGreen14

14 colors
CBR_wet

11 colors
GMT_gebco

70 colors
GMT_ocean

80 colors
GMT_relief_oceanonly

160 colors
MPL_BuGn

128 colors
MPL_GnBu

128 colors
MPL_ocean

128 colors
MPL_PuBuGn

128 colors
MPL_winter

128 colors
MPL_YlGnBu

128 colors

Red/Orange color tables

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GMT_hot

100 colors
hotres

254 colors
matlab_hot

64 colors
MPL_afmhot

128 colors
MPL_autumn

128 colors
MPL_gist_heat

128 colors
MPL_hot

128 colors
MPL_Oranges

128 colors
MPL_OrRd

128 colors
MPL_Reds

128 colors
MPL_YlOrBr

128 colors
MPL_YlOrRd

128 colors
sunshine_9lev

10 colors
WhiteYellowOrangeRed

254 colors

Red/Green color tables

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GMT_red2green

20 colors
helix1

254 colors
MPL_RdYlGn

128 colors
SVG_fs2006

220 colors

Green/Yellow color tables

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GreenYellow

252 colors
MPL_summer

128 colors
MPL_YlGn

128 colors

Red/Purple color tables

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MPL_gnuplot

128 colors
MPL_PuRd

128 colors
MPL_RdPu

128 colors
sunshine_diff_12lev

13 colors

Blue/Purple color tables

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GMT_cool

10 colors
MPL_cool

128 colors

Green/Purple color tables

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GreenMagenta16

16 colors
MPL_PRGn

128 colors

Brown/Copper color tables

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BlueDarkOrange18

18 colors
BrownBlue12

12 colors
CBR_drywet

11 colors
GMT_copper

50 colors
MPL_BrBG

128 colors
MPL_copper

128 colors
MPL_pink

128 colors
MPL_s3pcpn

128 colors
OceanLakeLandSnow

254 colors
precip_diff_12lev

13 colors
precip_diff_1lev

2 colors
SVG_bhw3_22

220 colors
SVG_es_landscape_79

220 colors

Blue/Yellow/Red color tables

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amwg_blueyellowred

16 colors
BlueWhiteOrangeRed

254 colors
BlueYellowRed

254 colors
cmp_b2r

64 colors
cmp_flux

22 colors
GMT_jet

256 colors
GMT_no_green

16 colors
GMT_panoply

16 colors
MPL_RdYlBu

128 colors
ncl_default

254 colors
nrl_sirkes

21 colors
nrl_sirkes_nowhite

19 colors

Blue color tables

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MPL_Blues

128 colors
MPL_PuBu

128 colors
WhiteBlue

254 colors

Purple color tables

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MPL_BuPu

128 colors
MPL_Purples

128 colors

Green color tables

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MPL_BuGn

128 colors
MPL_Greens

128 colors
WhiteGreen

254 colors

Gray color tables

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GMT_gray

10 colors
GMT_relief_oceanonly

160 colors
GrayWhiteGray

254 colors
gscyclic

6 colors
gsdtol

31 colors
gsltod

31 colors
mch_default

15 colors
MPL_gist_gray

128 colors
MPL_gist_yarg

128 colors
MPL_Greys

128 colors
MPL_RdGy

128 colors
wxpEnIR

100 colors

Banded color tables

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3gauss

254 colors
3saw

254 colors
cb_9step

78 colors
detail

254 colors
extrema

254 colors
matlab_lines

64 colors
MPL_StepSeq

128 colors
NCV_banded

256 colors
NCV_manga

256 colors
NCV_roullet

256 colors
psgcap

238 colors
StepSeq25

25 colors
SVG_Gallet13

220 colors
SVG_Lindaa06

220 colors
SVG_Lindaa07

220 colors
uniform

173 colors

Faded color tables

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CBR_set3

12 colors
GMT_topo

256 colors
MPL_Accent

128 colors
MPL_Dark2

128 colors
MPL_Paired

128 colors
MPL_Pastel1

128 colors
MPL_Pastel2

128 colors
MPL_Set1

128 colors
MPL_Set2

128 colors
MPL_Set3

128 colors
SVG_feb_sunrise

220 colors
SVG_foggy_sunrise

220 colors

Circular color tables

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circular_0

18 colors
circular_1

12 colors
circular_2

24 colors

Miscellaneous color tables

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default

30 colors
helix

254 colors
hlu_default

30 colors
lithology

213 colors
thelix

254 colors

White-in-the-middle color tables

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BlueDarkRed18

18 colors
BlueWhiteOrangeRed

254 colors
BlWhRe

101 colors
CBR_coldhot

11 colors
CBR_drywet

11 colors
circular_0

18 colors
cmp_flux

22 colors
GMT_polar

20 colors
GMT_red2green

20 colors
GrayWhiteGray

254 colors
GreenMagenta16

16 colors
hotcold_18lev

19 colors
hotcolr_19lev

20 colors
MPL_BrBG

128 colors
MPL_bwr

128 colors
MPL_PiYG

128 colors
MPL_PRGn

128 colors
MPL_PuOr

128 colors
MPL_RdBu

128 colors
MPL_RdGy

128 colors
MPL_seismic

128 colors
NCV_blu_red

256 colors
NCV_blue_red

256 colors
NCV_jaisnd

256 colors
NCV_manga

256 colors
NCV_roullet

256 colors
nrl_sirkes

21 colors
precip4_diff_19lev

20 colors
precip_diff_12lev

13 colors
sunshine_diff_12lev

13 colors
temp_19lev

20 colors
temp_diff_18lev

19 colors
testcmap

199 colors
ViBlGrWhYeOrRe

101 colors

GMT color tables

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GMT_cool

10 colors
GMT_copper

50 colors
GMT_drywet

60 colors
GMT_gebco

70 colors
GMT_globe

256 colors
GMT_gray

10 colors
GMT_haxby

32 colors
GMT_hot

100 colors
GMT_jet

256 colors
GMT_nighttime

20 colors
GMT_no_green

16 colors
GMT_ocean

80 colors
GMT_paired

12 colors
GMT_panoply

16 colors
GMT_polar

20 colors
GMT_red2green

20 colors
GMT_relief

256 colors
GMT_relief_oceanonly

160 colors
GMT_seis

256 colors
GMT_split

40 colors
GMT_topo

256 colors
GMT_wysiwyg

20 colors
GMT_wysiwygcont

200 colors

GrADS color tables

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grads_default

14 colors
grads_rainbow

13 colors

matplotlib color tables

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MPL_Accent

128 colors
MPL_afmhot

128 colors
MPL_autumn

128 colors
MPL_Blues

128 colors
MPL_bone

128 colors
MPL_BrBG

128 colors
MPL_brg

128 colors
MPL_BuGn

128 colors
MPL_BuPu

128 colors
MPL_bwr

128 colors
MPL_cool

128 colors
MPL_coolwarm

128 colors
MPL_copper

128 colors
MPL_cubehelix

128 colors
MPL_Dark2

128 colors
MPL_flag

128 colors
MPL_gist_earth

128 colors
MPL_gist_gray

128 colors
MPL_gist_heat

128 colors
MPL_gist_ncar

128 colors
MPL_gist_rainbow

128 colors
MPL_gist_stern

128 colors
MPL_gist_yarg

128 colors
MPL_GnBu

128 colors
MPL_gnuplot

128 colors
MPL_gnuplot2

128 colors
MPL_Greens

128 colors
MPL_Greys

128 colors
MPL_hot

128 colors
MPL_hsv

128 colors
MPL_jet

128 colors
MPL_ocean

128 colors
MPL_Oranges

128 colors
MPL_OrRd

128 colors
MPL_Paired

128 colors
MPL_Pastel1

128 colors
MPL_Pastel2

128 colors
MPL_pink

128 colors
MPL_PiYG

128 colors
MPL_PRGn

128 colors
MPL_prism

128 colors
MPL_PuBu

128 colors
MPL_PuBuGn

128 colors
MPL_PuOr

128 colors
MPL_PuRd

128 colors
MPL_Purples

128 colors
MPL_rainbow

128 colors
MPL_RdBu

128 colors
MPL_RdGy

128 colors
MPL_RdPu

128 colors
MPL_RdYlBu

128 colors
MPL_RdYlGn

128 colors
MPL_Reds

128 colors
MPL_s3pcpn

128 colors
MPL_s3pcpn_l

128 colors
MPL_seismic

128 colors
MPL_Set1

128 colors
MPL_Set2

128 colors
MPL_Set3

128 colors
MPL_Spectral

128 colors
MPL_spring

128 colors
MPL_sstanom

128 colors
MPL_StepSeq

128 colors
MPL_summer

128 colors
MPL_terrain

128 colors
MPL_winter

128 colors
MPL_YlGn

128 colors
MPL_YlGnBu

128 colors
MPL_YlOrBr

128 colors
MPL_YlOrRd

128 colors

Ncview color tables

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NCV_banded

256 colors
NCV_blu_red

256 colors
NCV_blue_red

256 colors
NCV_bright

256 colors
NCV_gebco

24 colors
NCV_jaisnd

256 colors
NCV_jet

256 colors
NCV_manga

256 colors
NCV_rainbow2

256 colors
NCV_roullet

256 colors
ncview_default

254 colors

SVG color tables

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SVG_bhw3_22

220 colors
SVG_es_landscape_79

220 colors
SVG_feb_sunrise

220 colors
SVG_foggy_sunrise

220 colors
SVG_fs2006

220 colors
SVG_Gallet13

220 colors
SVG_Lindaa06

220 colors
SVG_Lindaa07

220 colors

ColorBrewer color tables

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CBR_coldhot

11 colors
CBR_drywet

11 colors
CBR_set3

12 colors
CBR_wet

11 colors