class matplotlib.colors.ColorSequenceRegistry[source]#

Bases: Mapping

Container for sequences of colors that are known to Matplotlib by name.

The universal registry instance is matplotlib.color_sequences. There should be no need for users to instantiate ColorSequenceRegistry themselves.

Read access uses a dict-like interface mapping names to lists of colors:

import matplotlib as mpl
cmap = mpl.color_sequences['tab10']

The returned lists are copies, so that their modification does not change the global definition of the color sequence.

Additional color sequences can be added via ColorSequenceRegistry.register:

mpl.color_sequences.register('rgb', ['r', 'g', 'b'])
register(name, color_list)[source]#

Register a new color sequence.

The color sequence registry stores a copy of the given color_list, so that future changes to the original list do not affect the registered color sequence. Think of this as the registry taking a snapshot of color_list at registration.


The name for the color sequence.

color_listlist of colors

An iterable returning valid Matplotlib colors when iterating over. Note however that the returned color sequence will always be a list regardless of the input type.


Remove a sequence from the registry.

You cannot remove built-in color sequences.

If the name is not registered, returns with no error.