Color Palettes in Zoho Reports

Color Palettes in Zoho Reports

Color Palettes are a collection of colors that allows you to customize and beautify your charts. Zoho Reports offers you a wide variety of color palettes to choose from. By default, when you create a chart, the colors assigned to your chart are those that are set for the corresponding reporting database. You can also add your own color palettes to suit your reporting requirements. 

Please do note that this feature is available only as a part of the new charting library that was released recently.

  1. What are color palettes?
  2. How do I access the color palettes?
  3. What are the color palette types supported in Zoho Reports?
  4. How can I add a new color palette?
  5. How can I apply a color palette on my chart?
  6. How do I set a default color palette for my reporting database?
  7. How can I change the chart colors for all the charts in my reporting database?

1. What are color palettes?

Color Palettes are a collection of colors that allows you to customize and beautify your charts. Zoho Reports offers you a wide variety of color palettes to choose from. Currently, Zoho Reports supports three types of color palettes - Solid, Monochrome and Gradient.

2. How do I access the color palettes?

To access the color palettes,

  1. Open your reporting database
  2. Click the Settings button in the top right corner and select Chart Colors. The Chart Colors tab opens as shown below.

You can set the default type or change the palette type from this page. 

3. What are the color palette types supported in Zoho Reports?

Zoho Reports offers three types of color palettes. They are:

Solid Color: This is a collection of plain solid colors.  The "Zoho Reports Default" palette will be selected and applied by default.

  

A report with a solid color palette applied.

Monochrome: Monochrome, as the name suggests, are shades of a single color. The categories are differentiated by the tones and tints of the same color applied across the different cells in a chart.

A report with Monochrome color palette applied.

Gradient: Gradient is a combination of two colors where transitions between one color and another are in a smooth fashion.

A report with Gradient color palette applied.

4. How can I add a new color palette?

You can add your color palettes to suit your needs. To create your color palette,

  • Open the corresponding reporting database.
  • Click the Settings option at the top right corner.
  • In the Database Settings tab that opens, click Chart Colors.
  • In the chart palettes tab that opens, select the Palette type. In our example, we will be customizing the solid color palette. Select the Zoho Reports Default (or any other existing color palette) palette and click on a color that you wish to edit.

  • In the Edit Color dialog that opens, choose the color and click OK. You can also customize the brightness and transparency of the colors by using the slider as shown in the below image.

  • Once you have made the necessary customizations, click the Save Palette link.
  • In the Save Palette as dialog that opens, enter a palette name and click Save. The palette will be saved.

5. How can I change the color palette type for a chart?

By default, the color palette type in your Zoho Reports database will be set to Solid Color. Refer to the following documentation to learn about customizing the colors for a chart.

6. How do I set a default color palette for my reporting database?

The color palette type in your Zoho Reports database will be set to Solid Color by default. You can change the setting by following the below steps:

  • Open the corresponding reporting database.
  • Click the Settings option in the top right corner.
  • In the Database Settings tab that opens, click Chart Colors.
  • The Chart Colors tab will open as shown below.

  • Select the Palette Type.
  • Then, select the Color Palette. 
  • Click Save & Close.

7. How can I change the chart colors for all the charts in my reporting database?

The color palette type in your Zoho Reports database will be set to Solid Color by default. You can change the setting by following the below steps:

  • Open the corresponding reporting database.
  • Click the Settings option in the top right corner.
  • In the Database Settings tab that opens, click Chart Colors.
  • The Chart Colors tab will open as shown below.

  • Select the Palette Type.
  • Then, select the Color Palette.Click here to learn about adding your own color palette.
  • Select the option "Apply this Palette to all existing Charts" to replace the existing colors of all your charts with colors from the selected palette. Please do note that this is an irreversible action.
  • Once you have made the necessary changes, click Save. The existing colors in all your charts will be replaced with the selected palette colors.