Color Dress Code

by | Oct 10, 2016 | Tableau Pro Tips | 0 comments

I went through Canvas design school and I have implemented most powerful color sets in Tableau. To help You implement best practice fast and easy I have created Color Dress Code Tool. I don’t recommend You to use full color range. I’m usually using 40 % transparency. It looks much better with lighter colors; human eye will not feel tired when playing with the analysis.

How to add custom Colors to Tableau?

Tableau allows you to add custom color sets as well as custom shapes.

Please have a look on my tool > If you like that then download the tool and implement all those steps.
1. Download this workbook
2. Open in Edit Mode Dimension called “Custom Color Sets” & Copy whole text (html code)
3. Open > Documents > My Tableau Repository
4. Right Click on Preferences.tps Open with > Notepad
5. Paste copied text between and
6. Save > Open Tableau > Connect to data source> Create Simple bar chart > Add dimension to Color Mark > Edit Color Mark> Select Color Palette> Enjoy!!

html code includes:
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– 20 (20 color single color sets) most powerful color combinations based on best www sites in internet
– 40 (sequential color palette) most powerful color combinations based on best www sites in internet