Color coordination is important in report and dashboard design. We’ve seen theming and color pallet options in the prior iteration of Power BI but this is not yet a feature in the new version. No doubt, the product will continue to move forward and we’re likely to see some kind of “theming” feature in a future release. You can, however, use individual color selections to create coordinated and appealing reports. In this post from Ron Ellis Gaut from CSG Pro, he shares a selection of 12 report color themes which you can use as examples:
Color choices matter when building Power BI solutions. The aesthetics are important, but colors also help communicate. The color choices you make up front are cumbersome to change later on. We look forward to the day when we can easily apply color themes in Power BI, but we are not there yet. Therefore, we are left to applying custom colors manually. This can be done for visuals by setting the Data Colors from the Format options on the Visualizations panel.
Given that many developers (like me) are not professional UI designers. How can we easily choose a color scheme? How can we easily present options to our clients an get their input.
To this end, I have put some color schemes together and published these on my PBI site. Check it out HERE
I maintain all the HEX values for the color pallet in Excel. Let me know if you want a copy of the Excel and I’m happy to share it with you.
14 thoughts on “Color Themes for Power BI”
can you send me copy of excel
Like your Excel file. Is there a way to load a chosen scheme into PBI to avoid manual setting of colours when creating graphs?
We are interested in the excel file with the color pallets. Great job by the way.
Marcia, I’ve added a link to download the file Ron mentions.
Where? I can’t find a link to an Excel file on this page.
Hey folks… This is a repost from Ron Ellis-Gaut who has the Excel file and doesn’t watch this thread. Please contact him through the link I provided to get a copy. – Paul
May I have the excel file if you dont mind Paul?
Nice colors! I’d like to have the excel file. Thank you in advance.
Can I please get a copy of the excel file? Thanks
Can I please get a copy of the excel file with the hex values for the colour pallette?
please can i get a copy of the excel file with the hex values for the colour pallette?
Would love to have the Excel file. Thanks!
would love to get the Excel file…great looking themes