Power BI Color Palattes

Meagan Longoria helps us choose a color palette for Power BI reports:

A color palette is simply a collection of colors applied to the visual elements in your report. What we typically refer to as color is a combination of three main properties: hue (base color on the color wheel), intensity (brightness or gray-ness) and value (lightness or darkness). You can build an engaging and professional looking report with just 6 colors. It’s possible to have fewer colors or more colors, but 6 should cover many common visualization needs. If you are using more than 6 colors, you might want to check that you are optimizing engagement and cognitive load.

  1. Main color – default color on graphs

  2. Color 2 – used when multiple colors are needed in a graph or report

  3. Color 3 – used when multiple colors are needed in a graph or report and Color 2 has already been used

  4. Highlight color – a color used to highlight important data points to make them stand out from other points on the page

  5. Border color – a light color used for borders on tables and KPIs where necessary

  6. Title color – color used for visual titles and axis labels as appropriate

There’s a lot of good advice in here.

Related Posts

Power BI Embedding Techniques

Marc Lelijveld takes us through the different ways we can embed Power BI dashboards: In the end of 2018 Microsoft announced a great new feature which allows you to secure embed Power BI content to client applications or sites and keep security still in place. Actually, it almost works the same as the publish to […]

Read More

Speeding Up The First Responder Power BI Interface

Kellyn Pot’vin-Gorman hits the Go Faster button: The gist of this kit is that it is a database repository as part of the sp_BlitzFirst to collect monitoring alerting and performance metric data. Once you’ve set this up, then you can use a Power BI desktop dashboard as an interface for all that data.Now this is an awesome […]

Read More

Categories

May 2018
MTWTFSS
« Apr Jun »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031