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This article or section documents an outdated version of Scratch (version 1.4). For this article in Scratch 2.0, see Color Palette.
The color picker.

The color picker is a feature, technically a morph, in Scratch that allows a user to choose a color to put into a color argument.

The Picker

The color picker contains 141 hues, with 99 shades of each. The X axis determines the color (hue) and the Y axis determines the shade. On the right is a grayscale color chooser, which only has gray (an equal amount of each base color).

The color picker is opened by clicking on a color insert. The mouse changes to a paintbrush, and any color in the Scratch window can be chosen; not just inside the color picker itself.

Scratch 2.0

Main article: Color Palette

The Scratch 2.0 color picker is different and has saturation going up and down the vertical axis instead of value. A shade bar appears on the right side too, allowing for many more colors than in Scratch 1.4.


The color picker itself is only used in the Set Pen Color to () block.

Color arguments are also used in the Touching Color ()? and Color () is Touching ()? blocks, but without the dropdown menu.

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