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Color blind friendly colormap

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A colormap that attempts to be color blind friendly


Updated 30 May 2014

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This is a .mat file that contains 12 colors specified by Matlab color triplets.
The file contains a matrix of colors(each row is 1 color) as well as a matrix of the names for each color. The names are the same as those given in the chart from the rgb function found on the file exchange at
These colors are intended for people who would like to make their figures accessible to the color blind. It is also suggested that you 'double code' your figures using symbols as well as colors.

The colors were chosen using Color Oracle (, a color blindness simulator, and tested on 1 color blind person.

I do not promise that these colors will work for every color blind person.

I welcome suggestions for improvement.

Cite As

Diana (2020). Color blind friendly colormap (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Typo in description fixed.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2013b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired: MatPlotLib Perceptually Uniform Colormaps