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The WPF Color Picker Palette control is available as either a drop-down palette with the selected color highlighted at the top, or a direct-selection color palette. It has various color panel options to display the palettes based on color themes. A More Colors option provides a separate window for selecting colors with RGB or HSV values. Colors can also be picked using hex color values..

wpf color picker palette control

Different view modes in color panel

The WPF Color Picker Palette control is available in three modes:

  • In drop-down mode, the color palette is presented in a pop-up which helps better utilize the available space in applications.
  • In standard palette mode, the complete palette is displayed in the application.
  • In split-button mode, the control acts like a command button and drop-down palette.

wpf color picker palette in normal and expand mode

Custom header template

You can add an icon to indicate what the picker is used for. You can also customize the header any way you want.

WPF color picker palette with an icon indicating a fill color

Different color panels to pick colors

The color palette contains three different panels which display the selected theme palettes, standard color palettes, and the recently used color palettes.

theme panel in wpf color picker palette

Theme Panel

The Theme Color panel displays the selected theme palettes from among 10 built-in themes.

standard color panel in wpf color picker palette

Standard Panel

The standard color panel displays a palette of 8 preset colors.

recently used panel in color picker palette

Recently used panel

The most recently used color palettes are displayed under the Recently Used panel.

Built-in Color Palettes

The color picker palette contains 10 built-in color themes and displays the palette colors based on selected themes.

Color Dialog

More Colors windows allow users to pick additional colors from a standard category or with RGB or HSV values. It also allows users to choose colors with hex color code values.

standard colors in color dialog window

Standard Colors

The Colors window allows users to select colors from a displayed set of standard colors.

custom color dialog in wpf color picker palette

Custom Colors

Additional colors not available in the color palette can be picked using RGB, HSV, and hex color code values.


The WPF Color Picker Palette contains built-in themes to suit all themed applications.

Right to Left

Supports right to left (RTL) direction for users working in right-to-left languages like Hebrew, Arabic, or Persian.

wpf color picker palette aligned in right to left


Localize the static text of the control to any language.

localization support in wpf color picker palette

WPF Color Picker Palette Code Example

Easily get started with the WPF Color Picker Palette using a few simple lines of XAML and C# code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our WPF Color Picker Palette Example that shows you how to render and configure the Color Picker Palette in WPF.

<syncfusion:ColorPickerPalette x:Name="colorPickerPalette" Width="60" Height="40" />
using Syncfusion.Windows.Tools.Controls; 
public partial class MainWindow : Window 
    public MainWindow() 
        //Creating an instance of ColorPickerPalette control 
        ColorPickerPalette colorPickerPalette = new ColorPickerPalette(); 
        colorPickerPalette.Width = 60; 
        colorPickerPalette.Height = 40; 
        //Adding ColorPickerPalette as window content 
        this.Content = colorPickerPalette; 


Frequently Asked Questions

Syncfusion WPF Color Picker Palette provides the following:

  • Support for expanded and pop-up modes.
  • Inbuilt, home-curated standard colors.
  • Quick navigation to recent colors with recent colors tab.
  • A wide range of colors from inbuilt color picker.
  • Has a simple configuration and APIs.
  • Is touch-friendly and responsive.
  • Learn quickly and get started with WPF Color Picker Palette using its extensive demos and documentation.

You can find our WPF Color Picker Palette demo on

GitHub location.

App center location.

Microsoft location.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue, 5 or fewer developers, and 10 or fewer total employees.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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