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    Question:

    In QGIS is it possible to change the default Colours shown when changing a Layers Style?

    Answer:

    When changing the colour of a feature in QGIS, the Select Colour window provides options to choose from a Palette of:

    • Recent Colours
    • Standard Colours
    • Project Colours
    • New Layer Colours

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    To configure these colours palettes, choose Settings > Options > on the Colours Tab > and the Colour Schemes section you can now choose to edit the order that the colours are shown.

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    By simply dragging and dropping the colours you can re-order them.

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    Now when you return to the Layers Properties and choose to change the Colour, the Select Colour > Standard Colour options will be re-ordered as you defined them.

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    Back in the settings you can use the PLUS icon to create your own Colour scheme. Adjusting the colour panels, or pasting in a HEX Value of your choice you can create any colour you require.

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    Then drag the new Colour to the top of the Standard Colours list.

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    It will now be the first colour option when you come to change colours again.

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    You can also create your own named Palettes …

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    And use the PLUS icon to add the Colours that you wish to see on your new Palette.

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    Once created you now have the new Palette to choose from when editing your layers style.

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