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This article or section documents an outdated version of Scratch (version 2.0). For this article in the current version (version 3.0), see Color Palette (3.0). For this article in Scratch 1.4, see Color Picker (1.4).
The color palette in Scratch 2.0
The advanced color palette.

The color palette is a feature in the Paint Editor that allows one to choose a color in a palette. In Scratch 2.0, there were two different palettes that could be used. One switched between the palettes by clicking the icon to the bottom-left of the palette.

Basic palette

The basic color palette contained 56 colors to select from. Using it, only the 56 provided colors could be selected. However, it included seven gray-scale colors, which can be difficult to achieve through the advanced palette. To select a color, one could simply click on it.

Advanced palette

The advanced color palette contained thousands more colors arranged in a square. Colors could be selected here by clicking in the square, and brightness could be adjusted by sliding the slider on the right. In the advanced palette, more colors could be selected, but it was often difficult to select a specific color and some colors (such as grayscale) were difficult to select. In addition, the advanced palette did not support transparency, which is no color at all. In Scratch, transparent parts of a costume are see-through. To select transparency, one could click on the white box with the red slash in the top-right of the palette.

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