Name

color()

Examples
c = color(255, 204, 0) # Define color 'c'
fill(c) # Use color variable 'c' as fill color
noStroke() # Don't draw a stroke around shapes
rect(30, 20, 55, 55) # Draw rectangle
c = color(255, 204, 0) # Define color 'c'
fill(c) # Use color variable 'c' as fill color
noStroke() # Don't draw a stroke around shapes
ellipse(25, 25, 80, 80) # Draw left circle
# Using only one value with color()
# generates a grayscale value.
c = color(65) # Update 'c' with grayscale value
fill(c) # Use updated 'c' as fill color
ellipse(75, 75, 80, 80) # Draw right circle
noStroke() # Don't draw a stroke around shapes
# If no colorMode is specified, then the
# default of RGB with scale of 0-255 is used.
c = color(50, 55, 100) # Create a color for 'c'
fill(c) # Use color variable 'c' as fill color
rect(0, 10, 45, 80) # Draw left rect
colorMode(HSB, 100) # Use HSB with scale of 0-100
c = color(50, 55, 100) # Update 'c' with color
fill(c) # Use updated 'c' as fill color
rect(55, 10, 45, 80) # Draw right rect
Description Creates colors for storing in variables of the color datatype. The parameters are interpreted as RGB or HSB values depending on the current colorMode(). The default mode is RGB values from 0 to 255 and, therefore, color(255, 204, 0) will return a bright yellow color (see the first example above).

Note that if only one value is provided to color(), it will be interpreted as a grayscale value. Add a second value, and it will be used for alpha transparency. When three values are specified, they are interpreted as either RGB or HSB values. Adding a fourth value applies alpha transparency.

Note that when using hexadecimal notation, it is not necessary to use color(), as in: c = #006699

More about how colors are stored can be found in the reference for the color datatype.
Syntax
color(gray)
color(gray, alpha)
color(v1, v2, v3)
color(v1, v2, v3, alpha)
Parameters
grayint: number specifying value between white and black
alphafloat, or int: relative to current color range
v1float, or int: red or hue values relative to the current color range
v2float, or int: green or saturation values relative to the current color range
v3float, or int: blue or brightness values relative to the current color range
Related colorMode()
Updated on Tue Jul 11 06:52:23 2017.
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