Color Picker

The "Color Picker" component is a simple component to, guess what, allow your users to "pick colors" 😉

It is fully configurable in terms of colors, you could define the set of colors you rather like to offer and it also implements a "more" action which, if clicked, will open the platform standard color picker.

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This component could be added to your web application using the following methods.

If you are using our Starter Kit, no need to worry about this, this component is included, therefore you could skip the "Installation" chapter.

Using from a CDN

It's recommended to use unpkg to use the DeckDeckGo lazy image component from a CDN. To do so, add the following include script in the main HTML file of your project:

<script type="module" src=""></script>

Install from NPM

Install it in your project from npm using the following command:

npm install @deckdeckgo/color

Framework integration

The Stencil documentation provide examples of framework integration for Angular, React, Vue and Ember.

That being said, commonly, you might either import or load it:


import '@deckdeckgo/color';


import { defineCustomElements as deckDeckGoElement } from '@deckdeckgo/color/dist/loader'; deckDeckGoElement();


The "Color Picker" Web Component could be integrated using the tag <deckgo-color/>.

<deckgo-color> <span slot="more">...</span> </deckgo-color>


The slot more is optional, moreover, the "more" action itself could be turned off.

The slot custom-label is optional and can be used to display another label than Custom when user selects a custom color.


This component offers the following options which could be set using attributes:

colorHexcolor-hexThe current selected color provided as hexadecimal value.stringundefined
colorRgbcolor-rgbThe current selected color provided as a rgb value.stringundefined
moremoreIn case you would not like to offer the "more" options.booleantrue
moreAltmore-altAn accessibility label for the "more action.string'More'
paletteThe palette of color (see here under).DeckdeckgoPalette[]DEFAULT_PALETTE
labellabelDisplay a label for the description of the selected colorbooleantrue


The palette attribute is a complex object and therefore could only be set using Javascript.

It is defined as the following:

export interface DeckdeckgoPaletteColor { hex: string; rgb?: string; } export interface DeckdeckgoPalette { color: DeckdeckgoPaletteColor; alt?: string; }

The key value is the color provided as hex value. The rgb value is use for presentation purpose, for the hover action and the highlight of the selected color. If you wish to highlight a selected color, you could either provide color-hex or color-rgb.

The default palette is the following:

export const DEFAULT_PALETTE: DeckdeckgoPalette[] = [ { color: { hex: '#8ED1FC', rgb: '142,209,252', }, alt: 'Light blue', }, { color: { hex: '#0693E3', rgb: '6,147,227', }, alt: 'Blue', }, { color: { hex: '#7BDCB5', rgb: '123,220,181', }, alt: 'Light green', }, { color: { hex: '#00D084', rgb: '0,208,132', }, alt: 'Green', }, { color: { hex: '#FCB900', rgb: '252,185,0', }, alt: 'Yellow', }, { color: { hex: '#FF6900', rgb: '255,105,0', }, alt: 'Orange', }, { color: { hex: '#F78DA7', rgb: '247,141,167', }, alt: 'Pink', }, { color: { hex: '#EB144C', rgb: '235,20,76', }, alt: 'Red', }, { color: { hex: '#ffffff', rgb: '255,255,255', }, alt: 'White', display: { borderColor: '#ddd', boxShadowColor: '221,221,221', }, }, { color: { hex: '#ABB8C3', rgb: '171,184,195', }, alt: 'Grey', }, { color: { hex: '#000000', rgb: '0,0,0', }, alt: 'Black', }, ];


The following theming options will affect this component if set on its host or parent.

CSS4 variableDefaultNote
--deckgo-button-width28pxThe width of a button to select a color and the more button
--deckgo-button-height28pxThe height of a button to select a color and the more button
--deckgo-button-margin4pxThe margin of a button to select a color and the more button
--deckgo-button-outlinenoneThe outline of a button to select a color and the more button
--deckgo-button-bordernoneThe border of a button to select a color and the more button
--deckgo-button-border-radius50%The border radius of a button to select a color
--deckgo-button-more-border-radius50%The border radius of the more button
--deckgo-button-more-bordernoneThe border of the more button
--deckgo-button-more-outlinenoneThe outline of the more button
--deckgo-flex-wrapwrapWrap properties of the buttons' container
--deckgo-overflowvisibleOverflow property of the buttons's container
--deckgo-button-more-backgroundtransparentThe background of the more button
--deckgo-color-label-margin0Margin of the color description
--deckgo-color-label-padding12px 8pxPadding of the color description
--deckgo-color-label-font-size12pxFont size of the color description
--deckgo-color-label-min-height15pxMinimal height of the color description
--deckgo-color-label-text-aligncenterText alignment of the color description
--deckgo-color-label-color-font-weight300Font weight of the hexadecimal value of the color description
Shadow-DOM partNote
containerAllows to style the container the color buttons are in


To listen to the selected color you have to subscribe to the following event:

colorChangeEmit the selected color.CustomEvent<DeckdeckgoPaletteColor>

In case the platform color picker would be use by the user, the change will be triggered multiple times, as long as the user change its value in the platform picker.

For the definition of the type of the event, see above description of DeckdeckgoPaletteColor.