ColorBrewer 2.0

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This online tool allows users to create colour schemes for maps and other graphics in order to show data that is readily readable.

It is possible to create maps using up to 12 different data classes which can be sequential, divergent or qualitative. For each colour scheme created, ColorBrewer advises if it is colour blind friendly, colour printing friendly, photocopy friendly and laptop (LCD) friendly.


Brewer, C., Harrower, M., & The Pennsylvania State University (2009). Colorbrewer 2.0 . Retrieved from

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