- Decide whether your color palette should be "Regular", "Sequential", or "Diverging"
- Determine what colors will be in the palette.
For a regular palette, you must have a "discrete" field, such as "Product Category." Then, you can choose any number of colors to be in your palette. For a sequential palette, you must have a "continuous" field, such as "Sales." Then, you can choose any number of colors to make up your sequence. For a diverging palette, you must have a continuous value as well. However, for a diverging palette, you can only choose your start and end colors.
- Open "My Documents\My Tableau Repository\Preferences.tps"
- Insert your Color Palette using the format below.
|Diverging with Black in the Middle|
|Diverging with Black at the End|