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This is a simple package that provides hexadecimal color definitions of the 130 colors included in the Open Color library (v1.9.1). Open Color's goal is to provide a selection of colors optimized for UI design. Although is a typesetting system primarily intended for print, many of the documents it produces never get printed, in which case it makes sense to use colors suitable for on-screen reading.

Open Colors are organized according to 13 hues (gray, red, pink, grape, violet, indigo, blue, cyan, teal, green, lime, yellow, orange) and 10 brightness levels (0–9). The naming convention is oc-(color)-(number). At the same brightness level, the perceived brightness of different hues aims to be constant.

The package's only dependency is xcolor, which is included in most distributions.



The package is hosted on CTAN and distributed as part of Mik and Live. It can also be installed manually by cloning this repository in your $HOME/texmf/tex/latex folder. If you do not have it, you can create it.


The choice of colors for a document is a responsibility of the author, but UI design principles can provide helpful guidelines. For example, in a beamer presentation, oc-gray-1 could be used instead of white and oc-gray-9 instead of black to reduce eye strain. If a color like oc-teal-6 is used for a plot, then it would be best for other plots to use colors at the same brightness level, like oc-orange-6, for consistency.

Minimal working example





The package merely loads xcolor and then provides color definitions, so any error or warning is most likely due to xcolor. Nonetheless, if you encounter any problem using this package, please open an issue.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (195.4k).

opencolor – Definitions from the Open Color library

This package provides hexadecimal color definitions of the 130 colors included in the Open Color library.

Bug trackerhttps://github.com/piazzai/opencolor/issues
Version1.0.1 2023-03-05
LicensesMIT License
Copyright2022 Michele Piazzai
MaintainerMichele Piazzai
Contained inTeX Live as opencolor
MiKTeX as opencolor
See alsocolorweb
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