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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 Color Picker Palette control is available in two modes. In drop-down mode, the color palette is available in a pop-up which helps better utilize the available space in applications. The standard palette mode displays the complete palette in the application.

wpf color picker palette in normal and expand mode

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


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