Color scheme consistency across multiple questions in the same dashboard


I’m trying to figure out how Metabase maintains color scheme consistency (in a viz) across multiple questions in the same dashboard.

For eg., assigning “categoryA” to blue in a visualization for Q1 should mean “categoryA” in Q2 should also be blue when both questions are in the same dashboard.

Using the same column name seems to do it for the most part, as does having the same table source. However, I’ve noticed a couple of instances where I couldn’t quite figure out why the colors weren’t as I expected. Every so often Metabase will also take it upon itself to assign a color not available in the default color palette (possibly as a result of having too many categories? But this isn’t exactly convincing either, seeing as duplicated colors are not uncommon to see at all on Metabase).

I might have missed something, but I couldn’t find anything specifically addressing this in docs. Any suggestions/tips would be much appreciated!

Thanks :slight_smile:

Hi @deepak
Colors are stored on a question-by-question basis, so setting a color for series “CategoryA” on Q1 does not automatically set the color on Q2 too.
There’s a couple of requests open for more control of colors - upvote by clicking :+1: on the first post of each:
The Enterprise Edition of Metabase allows more color controls.

Hi @flamber, thanks for your response!

Interesting, I could’ve sworn I’ve seen Metabase automatically adjusting colors on one question when I’ve changed it on another, but maybe that’s just wishful thinking :slight_smile:

Thanks for your help and the links to the open requests - both helpful and upvoted.