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.