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Solarized color scheme for MATLAB


Updated 17 Aug 2015

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This is a port of Solarized, for proper attribution to the original project, see the read me on myGithub project. Here is a description of Solarized on the creators main project page.
Solarized is a sixteen color palette (eight monotones, eight accent colors) designed for use with terminal and gui applications. It has several unique properties. I designed this colorscheme with both precise CIELAB lightness relationships and a refined set of hues based on fixed color wheel relationships. It has been tested extensively in real world use on color calibrated displays (as well as uncalibrated/intentionally miscalibrated displays) and in a variety of lighting conditions.

Cite As

Benjamin Hager (2020). benhager/solarized-matlab (, GitHub. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (3)

Having been using this for a while, it's great!

I did find it to sporadically hang MATLAB though, which can be avoided by safely using the Java EDT, eg:'Colors_M_Keywords',java.awt.Color(kwd(1), kwd(2), kwd(3)));


javaMethodEDT('setColorPref','','Colors_M_Keywords',java.awt.Color(kwd(1), kwd(2), kwd(3)));

nice and convenient API

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2011a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired: MATLAB Schemer