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unicol::

This vignettes provides an overview of the color palettes provided by the unicol package. (See the vignette on Using color palettes for how to use the unicol color palettes.)

We install or load the unicol package to get started:

# install.packages('unicol')  # install unicol from CRAN client
library('unicol')             # load the package

The color palettes of the unicol package

The unicol package currently provides 236 color palettes from 102 institutions.

Illustration

Figure 1 illustrates a random sample of 50 color palettes:

Figure 1: Examples of unicol color palettes.

Overview

Table 1 provides an overview of all 236 color palettes from from 102 institutions:

Overview of 236 unicol palettes (from 102 institutions).
Institution (aka.) URL Palette name
1 Aberystwyth University Prifysgol Aberystwyth https://aber.ac.uk/en/ aberystwyth_1
2 Aberystwyth University Prifysgol Aberystwyth https://aber.ac.uk/en/ aberystwyth_2
3 Arizona State University Arizona State University https://www.asu.edu asu_1
4 Arizona State University Arizona State University https://www.asu.edu asu_2
5 Arizona State University Arizona State University https://www.asu.edu asu_3
6 Australian National University ANU https://www.anu.edu.au ANU_1
7 Australian National University ANU https://www.anu.edu.au ANU_2
8 Berkeley, University of California Berkeley, University of California https://www.berkeley.edu berkeley_1
9 Berkeley, University of California Berkeley, University of California https://www.berkeley.edu berkeley_2
10 Boston University Boston University https://www.bu.edu bu
11 Brown University Brown University https://www.brown.edu brown_1
12 Brown University Brown University https://www.brown.edu brown_2
13 CMU, Carnegie Mellon University CMU, Carnegie Mellon University https://www.cmu.edu CMU_1_core
14 CMU, Carnegie Mellon University CMU, Carnegie Mellon University https://www.cmu.edu CMU_2_tartan
15 CMU, Carnegie Mellon University CMU, Carnegie Mellon University https://www.cmu.edu CMU_3_campus
16 California Institute of Technology Caltech https://www.caltech.edu caltech_1
17 California Institute of Technology Caltech https://www.caltech.edu caltech_2
18 California Institute of Technology Caltech https://www.caltech.edu caltech_3
19 Cardiff University Prifysgol Caerdydd https://www.cardiff.ac.uk cardiff_1
20 Cardiff University Prifysgol Caerdydd https://www.cardiff.ac.uk cardiff_2
21 Columbia University Columbia University http://www.columbia.edu columbia
22 Concordia University Concordia University https://www.concordia.ca conc_1
23 Concordia University Concordia University https://www.concordia.ca conc_2
24 Concordia University Concordia University https://www.concordia.ca conc_3
25 Concordia University Concordia University https://www.concordia.ca conc_4
26 Cornell University Cornell University https://www.cornell.edu cornell_1
27 Cornell University Cornell University https://www.cornell.edu cornell_2
28 Cornell University Cornell University https://www.cornell.edu cornell_3_accent
29 Dartmouth College Dartmouth College https://home.dartmouth.edu dartmouth_1
30 Dartmouth College Dartmouth College https://home.dartmouth.edu dartmouth_2
31 Dartmouth College Dartmouth College https://home.dartmouth.edu dartmouth_3
32 Duke University Duke University https://duke.edu duke_1
33 Duke University Duke University https://duke.edu duke_2
34 ETH Zurich Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich https://ethz.ch/de.html eth_1
35 ETH Zurich Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich https://ethz.ch/de.html eth_2
36 ETH Zurich Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich https://ethz.ch/de.html eth_3
37 Free University Berlin Freie Universität Berlin https://www.fu-berlin.de/en/index.html fu_0
38 Free University Berlin Freie Universität Berlin https://www.fu-berlin.de/en/index.html fu_1
39 Free University Berlin Freie Universität Berlin https://www.fu-berlin.de/en/index.html fu_2
40 Free University Berlin Freie Universität Berlin https://www.fu-berlin.de/en/index.html fu_3
41 Harvard University Harvard https://www.harvard.edu harvard_1
42 Harvard University Harvard https://www.harvard.edu harvard_2
43 Harvard University Harvard https://www.harvard.edu harvard_3
44 Humboldt University Berlin Humboldt Universität zu Berlin https://www.hu-berlin.de/en hu_1
45 Humboldt University Berlin Humboldt Universität zu Berlin https://www.hu-berlin.de/en hu_1_2022
46 Humboldt University Berlin Humboldt Universität zu Berlin https://www.hu-berlin.de/en hu_1_digital
47 Humboldt University Berlin Humboldt Universität zu Berlin https://www.hu-berlin.de/en hu_2
48 Humboldt University Berlin Humboldt Universität zu Berlin https://www.hu-berlin.de/en hu_2_2022
49 Humboldt University Berlin Humboldt Universität zu Berlin https://www.hu-berlin.de/en hu_3_accent
50 Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University, JHU https://www.jhu.edu jhu_0
51 Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University, JHU https://www.jhu.edu jhu_1
52 Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University, JHU https://www.jhu.edu jhu_2
53 Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University, JHU https://www.jhu.edu jhu_3_accent
54 Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University, JHU https://www.jhu.edu jhu_4_gray
55 Kiel University Christian-Albrechts-Universität (CAU) zu Kiel https://www.uni-koeln.de uni_kiel_1
56 Kiel University Christian-Albrechts-Universität (CAU) zu Kiel https://www.uni-koeln.de uni_kiel_2
57 LMU Munich Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München https://www.lmu.de/en/index.html lmu_1
58 LMU Munich Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München https://www.lmu.de/en/index.html lmu_2
59 LMU Munich Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München https://www.lmu.de/en/index.html lmu_3
60 Lancaster University Lancaster University https://www.lancaster.ac.uk lancaster_1
61 Lancaster University Lancaster University https://www.lancaster.ac.uk lancaster_2
62 Laval University Université Laval https://www.ulaval.ca laval
63 MIT MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology https://web.mit.edu mit
64 Macquarie University Macquarie, MQ https://www.mq.edu.au mq_1
65 Macquarie University Macquarie, MQ https://www.mq.edu.au mq_2
66 Manchester University Manchester University https://www.manchester.edu manchester_uni_1
67 Manchester University Manchester University https://www.manchester.edu manchester_uni_accent
68 Max Planck Society Max-Planck-Gesellschaft https://www.mpg.de/en mpg
69 McGill McGill University https://www.mcgill.ca mcgill_brights
70 McGill McGill University https://www.mcgill.ca mcgill_darks
71 McGill McGill University https://www.mcgill.ca mcgill_grey
72 McGill McGill University https://www.mcgill.ca mcgill_muted
73 McGill McGill University https://www.mcgill.ca mcgill_pastels
74 McGill McGill University https://www.mcgill.ca mcgill_red
75 McMaster McMaster University https://www.mcmaster.ca mcmaster_brighterworld
76 McMaster McMaster University https://www.mcmaster.ca mcmaster_heritage
77 Memorial University of Newfoundland Memorial University of Newfoundland https://www.mun.ca mun_1
78 Memorial University of Newfoundland Memorial University of Newfoundland https://www.mun.ca mun_2
79 Michigan State University Michigan State University https://msu.edu msu
80 Monash University Monash University https://www.monash.edu monash_1
81 Monash University Monash University https://www.monash.edu monash_2
82 NYU, New York University New York University, NYU https://www.nyu.edu nyu_1
83 NYU, New York University New York University, NYU https://www.nyu.edu nyu_2
84 NYU, New York University New York University, NYU https://www.nyu.edu nyu_accent
85 NYU, New York University New York University, NYU https://www.nyu.edu nyu_neutral
86 National University of Ireland Maynooth Ollscoil Mha Nuad / Maynooth University / MU https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie maynooth
87 Northwestern University Northwestern University https://www.northwestern.edu northwestern_1
88 Northwestern University Northwestern University https://www.northwestern.edu northwestern_2
89 Ohio University Ohio University https://www.ohio.edu ohio_uni_1
90 Ohio University Ohio University https://www.ohio.edu ohio_uni_2
91 Oxford University University of Oxford https://www.ox.ac.uk oxford_blog
92 Oxford University University of Oxford https://www.ox.ac.uk oxford_brand
93 Oxford University University of Oxford https://www.ox.ac.uk oxford_error
94 Oxford University University of Oxford https://www.ox.ac.uk oxford_general
95 Oxford University University of Oxford https://www.ox.ac.uk oxford_graduate
96 Oxford University University of Oxford https://www.ox.ac.uk oxford_link
97 Oxford University University of Oxford https://www.ox.ac.uk oxford_shades
98 Oxford University University of Oxford https://www.ox.ac.uk oxford_socialmedia
99 Princeton University Princeton University https://www.princeton.edu princeton_0
100 Princeton University Princeton University https://www.princeton.edu princeton_1
101 Princeton University Princeton University https://www.princeton.edu princeton_2
102 Queen’s University Queen’s University https://www.queensu.ca queensu_1
103 Queen’s University Queen’s University https://www.queensu.ca queensu_2
104 RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau https://rptu.de rptu
105 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RPI, Rensselaer https://www.rpi.edu rpi_1
106 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RPI, Rensselaer https://www.rpi.edu rpi_2
107 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RPI, Rensselaer https://www.rpi.edu rpi_3
108 SFU Simon Fraser University https://www.sfu.ca sfu_brand
109 Stanford University Stanford University https://www.stanford.edu stanford_1
110 Stanford University Stanford University https://www.stanford.edu stanford_2_accent
111 Stanford University Stanford University https://www.stanford.edu stanford_3_web
112 Trinity College Dublin Trinity College Dublin https://www.tcd.ie trinity_1
113 Trinity College Dublin Trinity College Dublin https://www.tcd.ie trinity_2
114 UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles University, UC Los Angeles https://www.ucla.edu UCLA_1
115 UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles University, UC Los Angeles https://www.ucla.edu UCLA_2
116 UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles University, UC Los Angeles https://www.ucla.edu UCLA_3
117 UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles University, UC Los Angeles https://www.ucla.edu UCLA_4
118 UCSD, UCSanDiego, University of California San Diego University, UC San Diego https://www.ucsd.edu UCSD_1
119 UCSD, UCSanDiego, University of California San Diego University, UC San Diego https://www.ucsd.edu UCSD_2
120 UCSD, UCSanDiego, University of California San Diego University, UC San Diego https://www.ucsd.edu UCSD_3
121 UCalgary University of Calgary https://www.ucalgary.ca ucalgary_1
122 UCalgary University of Calgary https://www.ucalgary.ca ucalgary_2
123 UCalgary University of Calgary https://www.ucalgary.ca ucalgary_accent
124 UCalgary University of Calgary https://www.ucalgary.ca ucalgary_warmgreys
125 UPenn, University of Pennsylvania UPenn, University of Pennsylvania https://www.upenn.edu upenn_1
126 UPenn, University of Pennsylvania UPenn, University of Pennsylvania https://www.upenn.edu upenn_2
127 UVic Victoria https://www.uvic.ca uvic_complementary
128 UVic Victoria https://www.uvic.ca uvic_core
129 University College Cork Colaiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh / UCC https://www.ucc.ie UCC_1
130 University College Cork Colaiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh / UCC https://www.ucc.ie UCC_2
131 University College Dublin An Colaiste Ollscoile, Baile Atha Cliath / UCD https://www.ucd.ie UCD
132 University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau / UOA https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en.html auckland_1
133 University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau / UOA https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en.html auckland_2
134 University of Birmingham University of Birmingham https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/index.aspx birmingham
135 University of Bonn Universität Bonn https://www.uni-bonn.de/en uni_bonn_1
136 University of Bonn Universität Bonn https://www.uni-bonn.de/en uni_bonn_2
137 University of British Columbia University of British Columbia https://www.ubc.ca ubc_1
138 University of California, Irvine University of California, Irvine https://www.uci.edu uci_1
139 University of California, Irvine University of California, Irvine https://www.uci.edu uci_2
140 University of California, Irvine University of California, Irvine https://www.uci.edu uci_3
141 University of California, Irvine University of California, Irvine https://www.uci.edu uci_4
142 University of Carleton University of Carleton https://carleton.ca carleton
143 University of Chicago Chicago University / UChicago https://www.uchicago.edu uchicago_1
144 University of Chicago Chicago University / UChicago https://www.uchicago.edu uchicago_2
145 University of Dundee University of Dundee https://www.dundee.ac.uk dundee_background
146 University of Dundee University of Dundee https://www.dundee.ac.uk dundee_block
147 University of Dundee University of Dundee https://www.dundee.ac.uk dundee_core
148 University of Dundee University of Dundee https://www.dundee.ac.uk dundee_highlight
149 University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh https://www.ed.ac.uk edinburgh
150 University of Florida University of Florida https://www.ufl.edu uflorida_1
151 University of Florida University of Florida https://www.ufl.edu uflorida_2
152 University of Florida University of Florida https://www.ufl.edu uflorida_3
153 University of Freiburg Universität Freiburg https://uni-freiburg.de uni_freiburg_0
154 University of Freiburg Universität Freiburg https://uni-freiburg.de uni_freiburg_1
155 University of Freiburg Universität Freiburg https://uni-freiburg.de uni_freiburg_2
156 University of Freiburg Universität Freiburg https://uni-freiburg.de uni_freiburg_blue
157 University of Freiburg Universität Freiburg https://uni-freiburg.de uni_freiburg_br
158 University of Freiburg Universität Freiburg https://uni-freiburg.de uni_freiburg_grey
159 University of Freiburg Universität Freiburg https://uni-freiburg.de uni_freiburg_info
160 University of Galway University of Galway https://www.universityofgalway.ie galway_1
161 University of Galway University of Galway https://www.universityofgalway.ie galway_2
162 University of Glasgow University of Glasgow https://www.gla.ac.uk glasgow_1
163 University of Glasgow University of Glasgow https://www.gla.ac.uk glasgow_2
164 University of Goettingen Universität Göttingen https://uni-goettingen.de uni_goettingen_1
165 University of Goettingen Universität Göttingen https://uni-goettingen.de uni_goettingen_2
166 University of Goettingen Universität Göttingen https://uni-goettingen.de uni_goettingen_3
167 University of Groningen Rijksuniversiteit Groningen https://www.rug.nl groningen_1
168 University of Groningen Rijksuniversiteit Groningen https://www.rug.nl groningen_2
169 University of Guelph University of Guelph https://www.uoguelph.ca guelph
170 University of Hamburg Universität Hamburg https://www.uni-hamburg.de uni_hamburg_1
171 University of Hamburg Universität Hamburg https://www.uni-hamburg.de uni_hamburg_2
172 University of Heidelberg Universität Heidelberg https://www.uni-heidelberg.de/de uni_heidelberg
173 University of Jena Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena https://www.uni-jena.de uni_jena_1
174 University of Jena Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena https://www.uni-jena.de uni_jena_2
175 University of Kassel University of Kassel https://www.uni-kassel.de/uni/ uni_kassel
176 University of Koeln Universität zu Köln https://www.uni-kiel.de/en uni_koeln_1
177 University of Koeln Universität zu Köln https://www.uni-kiel.de/en uni_koeln_2
178 University of Konstanz Universität Konstanz https://www.uni-konstanz.de uni_konstanz_1
179 University of Konstanz Universität Konstanz https://www.uni-konstanz.de uni_konstanz_2
180 University of Limerick University of Limerick, UL https://www.ul.ie limerick_1
181 University of Limerick University of Limerick, UL https://www.ul.ie limerick_2
182 University of Lisbon Universidade de Lisboa https://www.ulisboa.pt uni_lisbon
183 University of Manchester University of Manchester https://www.manchester.ac.uk uni_manchester
184 University of Manitoba University of Manitoba https://umanitoba.ca manitoba_1
185 University of Manitoba University of Manitoba https://umanitoba.ca manitoba_2
186 University of Mannheim Universität Mannheim https://www.uni-mannheim.de uni_mannheim_1
187 University of Mannheim Universität Mannheim https://www.uni-mannheim.de uni_mannheim_2
188 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst University, U of Massachusetts Amherst https://www.umass.edu umass_1
189 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst University, U of Massachusetts Amherst https://www.umass.edu umass_2
190 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst University, U of Massachusetts Amherst https://www.umass.edu umass_neutrals
191 University of Michigan University of Michigan https://umich.edu michigan_1
192 University of Michigan University of Michigan https://umich.edu michigan_2
193 University of Minnesota Twin Cities University of Minnesota Twin Cities https://twin-cities.umn.edu minnesotatwin_1
194 University of Minnesota Twin Cities University of Minnesota Twin Cities https://twin-cities.umn.edu minnesotatwin_2
195 University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame https://www.nd.edu notredame_1
196 University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame https://www.nd.edu notredame_2
197 University of Nottingham Nottingham University https://www.nottingham.ac.uk nottingham_1
198 University of Nottingham Nottingham University https://www.nottingham.ac.uk nottingham_2
199 University of Nottingham Nottingham University https://www.nottingham.ac.uk nottingham_3
200 University of Otago Te Whare Wananga o Otakou https://www.otago.ac.nz otago
201 University of Ottawa University of Ottawa https://www.uottawa.ca/en uottawa
202 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh https://www.pitt.edu pitt_1
203 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh https://www.pitt.edu pitt_2
204 University of Potsdam University of Potsdam https://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/ uni_potsdam
205 University of Regensburg Universität Regensburg https://www.uni-regensburg.de uni_regensburg_1
206 University of Regensburg Universität Regensburg https://www.uni-regensburg.de uni_regensburg_2
207 University of Regensburg Universität Regensburg https://www.uni-regensburg.de uni_regensburg_3
208 University of St Andrews University of St Andrews https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk standrews_1
209 University of St Andrews University of St Andrews https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk standrews_2
210 University of Stuttgart Universität Stuttgart https://www.uni-stuttgart.de uni_stuttgart_1
211 University of Stuttgart Universität Stuttgart https://www.uni-stuttgart.de uni_stuttgart_print
212 University of Toronto University of Toronto https://www.utoronto.ca utoronto
213 University of Ulm Universität Ulm https://www.uni-ulm.de uni_ulm_1
214 University of Ulm Universität Ulm https://www.uni-ulm.de uni_ulm_2
215 University of Waikato Waikato https://www.waikato.ac.nz waikato
216 University of Waterloo UWaterloo https://uwaterloo.ca uwaterloo_arts
217 University of Waterloo UWaterloo https://uwaterloo.ca uwaterloo_engineering
218 University of Waterloo UWaterloo https://uwaterloo.ca uwaterloo_environment
219 University of Waterloo UWaterloo https://uwaterloo.ca uwaterloo_health
220 University of Waterloo UWaterloo https://uwaterloo.ca uwaterloo_main
221 University of Waterloo UWaterloo https://uwaterloo.ca uwaterloo_math
222 University of Waterloo UWaterloo https://uwaterloo.ca uwaterloo_science
223 University of Wollongong Wollongong, UOW https://www.uow.edu.au wollongong_1
224 University of Wollongong Wollongong, UOW https://www.uow.edu.au wollongong_2
225 Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt https://www.vanderbilt.edu vanderbilt_1
226 Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt https://www.vanderbilt.edu vanderbilt_2
227 Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt https://www.vanderbilt.edu vanderbilt_3
228 Western University Western University https://www.uwo.ca western_uni
229 Willamette University Willamette https://willamette.edu willamette
230 William & Mary W&M https://www.wm.edu wm_1
231 William & Mary W&M https://www.wm.edu wm_2
232 William & Mary W&M https://www.wm.edu wm_3
233 Yale University Yale https://www.yale.edu yale
234 Yeshiva University YU https://www.yu.edu yeshiva
235 York University Yorku https://www.yorku.ca yorku_1
236 York University Yorku https://www.yorku.ca yorku_2

Your color palettes

The current range of color palettes included in unicol is selective and incomplete. We are always happy to include new color palettes and institutions from all over the world.

If you are missing a color palette, you can easily create it. For instructions how this can be done, please see the documentation of the newpal() function (of the unikn package). The vignette on Institutional colors provides a corresponding example.

Call for contributions: Collecting color palettes

  • Are you using the unikn color functions to create your own color palettes?

unicol::todo

If you do create a new color palette, please let us know (on this GitHub issue) so that we can include it in future versions of the unicol package. To enable us to verify and provide credit to your contributions, please send us the following information:

  1. your code (e.g., the newpal() command creating your color palette),
  2. your reference or source information (e.g., some URL with color definitions),
  3. your name and some contact information (e.g., an Email address).

We’re looking forward to your inputs and contributions (at this GitHub issue)!

Vignettes

unicol::

The following vignettes provide an overview of and examples for using the unicol color palettes:

Nr. Vignette Content
1. Color palettes The color palettes of the unicol R package
2. Using color palettes Recipes for using the unicol color palettes